Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 resolutions

Normally I'm the first one to throw my hands in the air and proclaim, "I'm not making any because I never keep them!" But then I realized that just wasn't going to fly every New Year's Day and I'd love to get through at least one of my adult years having made a resolution (and kept it)! I will say this for my accomplishments in 2010, even though I didn't make resolutions:

1. I got most of our house in order. It didn't stay that way for long, but our house is almost completely furnished and looks cohesive.

2. I lost weight. Like, a lot of it. I started 2010 weighing in at 132-pounds1 and creeping my way into a size 8 and 102 in my pants size. I ended 2010 weighing 112-pounds wearing (and fitting into) a size 2.

on the left is me in las vegas, february; on the right, all of us going out for my sister's birthday two weeks ago

3. I went to the gym consistently, cut out a lot a junk food, and managed to continue not biting my nails.

This year, I'm giving myself a 1/12 resolution: Make (and do) 1 resolution for each of the 12 months of 2011. I don't have to choose all 12 resolutions today--just as long as I have one by the beginning of each month.

So...without further ado, I introduce to you January's 1/12 Resolution: Get our budget, bill paying, and finances back in order.

More on Tuesday! :) But how about you, readers? What's on your list of resolutions this year? Or are you eschewing tradition and just celebrating 2011 for what it's worth?

1 & 2 I am in no way shape or form declaring that these sizes and/or this number on the scale are bad things. For me and my body size (and according to all that stuff the food pyramid, the BMI, and the rest of them say) it was bordering on unhealthy and "obese" for my height and body type.


  1. I have been following you since you were blogging about all things vintage but this is my first time commenting. I love reading about all your adventures and projects. But I have to say you in NO way looked bad in your Feb. picture. You look awesome in both! Do you mind sharing how tall you are? I have been busting my butt all year and only lost 9 pounds. But I figure it is better to loose it than put it on.

  2. Morgan--I'm 5'2". For me a lot of my weight fell off when I cut out the sugars from my diet and started eating every 2-3 hours. I kept Balance Bars and SoyJoy bars on hand for quick snacks, along with carrot sticks and peanut butter (sounds odd, but very yummy). When I felt the need for a dessert or something sweet I ate apple slices dipped in honey. I have a horrible sweet tooth and it totally satisfied my cravings. :)


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