Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year!

Do you make resolutions? I do. Do you stick to them? Me either. Okay, I know that some of my more disciplined readers do indeed keep their resolutions. I, however, am pretty "hit or miss" (more miss, actually).

Here's what I posted to my blog a year ago:

Happy New Year! I've made a few resolutions. I thought if I published them here, then perhaps I'll actually follow them. I'll update on my progress from time to time. (Or you can can just check my Jan. 1, 2007 blog and you'll probably see the same ones listed.) :-)

1) lose weight - this has been on my list for the past 15 years
2) drink more water - this is from my 2005 list. I did really well for the first 4 months or so, but I didn't decrease the amount of Diet Coke. 44 oz of Diet Coke + 60 oz of water = a lotta time spent in the bathroom, so I ended up skipping the water.
3) drink less Diet Coke
4) pick a hobby and stick with it for the entire year

Our family resolutions are:
1) less yelling
2) pray the rosary as a family once a week
3) set aside time at least once a week to play a board game as a family (perhaps after the rosary...we play together a lot, but it's often me playing a game with Sam, DH doing something different with Drew, etc.)

As for New Year's wishes, I'm hoping that things stabilize in Iraq so our troops can come home, continued health for my family and, oh yeah, no more hurricanes!

Fastforward to 2007. Let's see how I did. Lose weight? Well, technically I did. Unfortunately I gained it back plus a couple of pounds. Drinking more water? I did manage to add peach-flavored water to my diet. Does that count? Drinking less Diet Coke? Actually, in the past couple of months, I have been drinking less. Stick with a hobby for one whole year? Well, I'm still making beaded jewelry, so I guess I've stuck to this one. We haven't fared as well with our 2006 family resolutions. I *think* there's less yelling, but that one is hard to measure.

So what are my Resolutions for 2007?

1) Lose weight.
2) Exercise at least 3 times a week (my target is actually 5 days, but I'm trying to ease into it).
3) Catch up on all the routine doctor's appointments I put off in 2006 (and 2005).
4) Develop a plan of what I want to do when The Baby starts kindergarten in the fall (such as: do I want to work? part time or full time? or would I rather volunteer? take classes? do I turn my 2006 hobby into a little money-making enterprise?)

Our family resolutions will remain the same, as do my New Year's wishes. I'll try to be more diligent in posting my resolution progress on my blog. Wish me luck!


Sue said...

Good luck!

I'm trying to drink more water/less Diet Coke...sigh. That's hard, especially when you're addicted to Diet Coke. The lose weight thing/work out is on my list too. And the less yelling!

Elle*Bee said...

yes, it's pretty much the same old thing year after year. What can I say? I'm a creature of habit. Bad ones, apparently. LOL

Lala's world said...

hehe good luck! I make resolutions but I am not good at sticking to them either!

Nicole said...

I need to do ALL of those. I just think Diet Coke is one of those "have to's". For me anyway. I DO need to drink more water though.

I am going to be going through my 3rd going to Kindergarten in the fall too. I'll still have one at home, but it is scary to me.

Elle*Bee said...

thanks, lala, but I need more than luck. I need willpower. I have zip. Zero. Nada. Nil.

Nicole, my future kindergartner is my youngest. The Baby. The Caboose. He's also the first that I was able to stay home with, so it'll be really, really hard. However, since I won't have any younger ones at home, at least I'll be able to volunteer in his class, chaperone field trips, etc. (ir I don't return to work).