Thursday, April 18, 2013

Updates and a Program Change

Hi everybody, sorry I'm late.

If you recall, I had some things I wanted to do in 2013.  This is where I currently stand:

Still to start
  • Planning my international vacation - I'm thinking early Autumn, but not sure where.  
  • Make a photo-book - I've taken pictures (I always take pictures) but I need to come up with a theme
  • Read Don Quixote - haven't even picked it up
  • Buy a new sofa - still just looking a catalogs
  • Refinish the living room shelves and my old bed - they're in the garage, does that count?
  • Read one novel by Charles Dickens - see Don Quixote
  • Improve my knowledge of MadCap Flare - sigh

Steps forward
  • I've contributed to my Roth IRA.
  • I've posted three blog entries every week (not always long, but always three)
  • I have been very good about taking my lunch to work. I've only missed three days so far, and am doing my best to keep myself organized so that it doesn't happen again.
  • I took the Bamboo out of the closet and tried it out. Interesting, but not something I have a use for right now.
  • A friend and I are seeing if we can go to the Blanco Lavender Festival together.

Steps back  
  • Lose 100 lbs
  • Write a letter to a friend every other week

I started well on the last two, and then things just sort of petered out. I regained all the weight I lost in January and while I did write some letters, I started procrastinating on those too.

No more. The last time I wrote a lot of letters I had a regular letter writing night. I even used to make notes for myself, so I'd remember things to put in the letters. So I am re-instituting letter night. Wednesday nights seem like a promising time for that.

Last, and definitely not least, my weight. I re-started the diet on Monday. I think I need more accountability on this diet, so instead of Wedneday recipes, I will be posting a "state-of-the-diet" report.  My apologies to those of you who really like the recipes. I may post recipes again later on, but right now, my focus has to be on removing the pounds.

1 comment:

  1. Good thought, doing an accountability post! I may have to do one of my own.

    From this vantage point, it seems like you're doing pretty well for not-quite four months into 2013. Good work! Just coming up with a list and holding yourself to it is over half the battle, I say. Isn't there data proving that just writing something down improves its changes of happening?

    As for the diet, I feel ya. Food has always been my biggest issue. Looking forward to the "state of the diet" Wednesdays!