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2013 Resolutions

Monday, January 07, 2013

These are starting to be some pretty familiar goals!

I need to lose weight. It is hard for me due to messed-up hormones, but it IS possible. My GOAL for 2013 is to get down into the 170's. I did lose about 8 pounds in 2012 (that I KEPT off...lost 37 total and gained back...had understandable reasons). So I have my goal, but as long as I end the year lighter than I started it, I'm not going to complain.

I want to get my house clean and organized and our storage unit emptied into our own attic. This is a repetative goal, but I've been making progress. Only one room is what I consider a "disaster" and the rest of the house is just a few "hot spots."

Now that we've finished paying for Wayne's grad school, its time to get our finances in order, and get out from under our debt. Other than our house, we only owe about $5k in credit cards and another $5k on my car. Credit cards are totally doable this year, and I'm going to try for the car too, but it will be paid off next summer (2014) anyway either way (if we pay it off early, we can start saving to replace Wayne's 1996 pick-up).

Wayne is finished with his masters degree, so I'm clear to start working on my associates degree again, once I feel that I'm ready. Sadly, being "ready" means that I need everything else in our lives to calm down - I can't deal with school when I'm stressed over everything else. Not and both make good grades and be the kind of person you'd want to be around. So this is a back-burner for now, as I make some prepwork towards its eventual reality.

I want to get fit enough to pass the Air Force fitness test for my age...minimums of 33 sit-ups in one minute, 18 push-ups in one minute, run a mile-and-a-half in 16 minutes, 22 seconds, and a 35.5" waist...somewhere I really have to excel, because while those are the minimums, if that's all I can do, I still wouldn't pass. Finding the time to work out with a baby was harder than expected, but I'm making progress this year, now that he's a toddler. (repeat of 2010-2012 goals). Honestly, this one is kind of a back-burner. I'll work on it as I have time, but other things come first.

My son is a wonderful 26-months old. I would love to make him a big brother in the near future, but we will have to see how that plays out. I don't know if I can emotionally survive another miscarriage. My most important resolution is to be the best mommy that I can be.
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    You can do this!!! emoticon I also want to make Myles (and Piper) a baby sister or brother this year as well, but don't want to get pregnant at this size when I had so many problems with my pregnancies due to weight before. I'd love to get as in shape as I can before we try again in Spring. I don't want another Fall baby, lol. I didn't make any weight resolutions this year because I didn't want to jinx myself. I told myself I wanted to get everything else in order and be more responsible and if I can pull the rest of my life in order, the weight would fall into place. So far so good, lol. We've got a year to do this! Good luck emoticon
    1774 days ago
    I know exactly what you mean by needing to have everything else settled and calm before trying to deal with school. I hope that you find the routine that works for you so that you can work on your degree again and spend some time on you!
    1780 days ago
  • MRS.NG.06
    HA HA HA..great photo! I have tons of those funny faces on my iPhone : )

    2013 is all about change to better ourselves and the healthier you are all around, the better for everyone and the future of having a future sibling !

    You can do it!
    1781 days ago
    1781 days ago

    it is never to late to start.

    my sister lost 105 pounds at age 63 walking 15000 steps a day.

    i have lost 44 pounds by giving up grain and sugar products at age 60..

    i walk 15000 steps a day.

    i use a salad plate as my dinner plate.

    i keep mandrtan oranges in the fridge. when the sweet tooth comes on i grab one or two tablespoons of the fruit.

    1781 days ago
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