Thursday, January 01, 2009
So this is 2009! I'm thrilled to move on to this year - it's the biggun for me and the DH as we both turn 40 near the end of it! Normally we don't make resolutions but I've promised myself that I will make some life changes prior to turning 40 and it looks like this is the year so get there or bust, I must try.
I've selected a particular goal in mind for weight loss - it seems doable if I stay focused and I'm sure this time next year, I'll feel a heck of a lot better. So the elliptical will be dusted off and coats will find a new home in the clothes closet and the new Ipod Nano that I got for Christmas will be used as I travel miles daily or every other day in an attempt to reach said goal.
Snacking is coming to a halt - we've got into some bad habits and we enable each other to stay in the danger zone. It's time to encourage each other to be making healthier choices. This is going to take the most work as it's fun to have an eating buddy.
I keep a private blog of my journey and I am going to have to really make an attempt to keep it up to date and if anyone is trying this journey and you want to read mine let me know. It helps to have that support and I do have a couple of people who have read this before. It's the one place where I am totally open and honest about this journey. I hope that it will be encouraging for me, enough so that I can actually reach the goal. I don't have any plans to join any weight loss groups so it will be a tough go without support. Check my profile for contact info.
Aside from that I want to push further in my knitting. I will be knitting more on a budget as getting finances in order seems to be another resolution. Tracking spending using Microsoft Money and really thinking about what we absolutely need as opposed to what we want. So I'm glad that I got some One Skein knitting pattern books for my birthday, it will give me plenty of projects I can do on a budget as well as a way to work on different knitting skills.
This past year I became quite fearless in my knitting. I made my first sweater for me. I learned how to do sleeves and other narrow objects with the Magic Loop method, knit a sweater completely in the round and learned short rows and short row wrapping(although I'm not as good at this as I'd like) and did a Kitchener(grafting) on underarms. I did lace in the round and made myself 3 sweaters. I never thought I'd make a sweater. So 2008 was a pretty good knitting year and hopefully it continues. I'd like to do more dpn knitting and maybe even do some fair isle - we'll see how it goes.
So those are my major goals - I constantly continue to push myself to be more social. This is an ongoing thing and recently it helped mend some family issues(I believe) so that is a good sign. As much as I want to cocoon myself up and hibernate when the work day/week is over - other people need/want to see us - so working on that will be challenging, but hopefully very rewarding also.
So however your New Year is shaping up - I hope it's wonderful and everything you hope it to be!!!!!
Posted by TeaMouse at 12:01 am