Monday, December 31, 2007

Resolutions - Looking Back

So, Dear Readers, what are your thoughts about New Year's Resolutions? Do you make them? Do you keep them? Or are you one who either doesn't believe in resolutions, or see no reason to start one just because it's the start of a new year (after all, you can make a resolution anytime, right?)?

Here's a glance back at my 2007 Resolutions. Let's see how I've done, shall we?

1) Lose weight. Yep. I lost 20 pounds with Weight Watches in the spring before hitting a plateau in May. The good news? With the exception of two little pounds that I keep gaining and losing, I've maintained my weight loss. I'm happy considering I stopped counting WeightWatchers "points" in September.

2) Exercise at least 3 times a week (my target is actually 5 days, but I'm trying to ease into it). I didn't do so well with this one. I've started exercising but I can't say I do it three times a week.

3) Catch up on all the routine doctor's appointments I put off in 2006 (and 2005). I've been checked out, poked and prodded and given a clean bill of health.

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?) Nope. I've never known what I want to be when I grow up. I don't know what made me think that I'd suddenly discover it when Son #3 headed off to school. I have done a little volunteering though - room mom duties mostly. I've made a list of classes I'd like to take, but I haven't actively pursued any yet.

Let's look back further to my 2006 resolutions:
" 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 "

I can honestly say that I've achieved all of my 2006 resolutions. Just not in 2006.

Stay tuned tomorrow (or the day after) for my 2008 resolutions.


Nadine said...

Well congratulations on the weight loss. That's a big one. I find that resolutions only work for me, if it goes from my head to my heart.

May this coming year bring you and your family such blessings you can't contain it.

Sue said...

Happy New Year Elle! Congratulations on achieving all your resolutions!

Elle*Bee said...

Thanks, nadine and sue! I hope you both have a wonderful 2008!

I don't stress about my resolutions. If I keep them, great (this past year was my most successful yet in terms of keeping my resolutions). If not, it's not a big deal. I'm a big list maker - I think that's why I find them so fun.

Jules said...

I tagged you for a MEME.. I am so silly!

Elle*Bee said...

I'll check it out, jules!

As I'm getting ready to leave this comment, I notice that the word verification I see below this box says "jonzpkg" John has a package. (No, that's *NOT* what I was thinking of!) Does anyone else get a kick out of it when word verfication spells a word or sounds like a name? Or do I need a hobby? :-)