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2012 Goals - Where I ended up

Here's how I ended up.  11 out of 17 isn't too bad.
obtain my pre-pregnancy weight by February ---DONE!obtain my wedding weight by October and my 7 year anniversary -- FAIL -- maybe by year 8?participate in at least one 5k walk/run -- FAIL -- I had to end up volunteering vs. running the one I had signed up for thru worktake a vacation with just the hubby --It was fabulous!read 3 "fun" books  -- 5 down, Thank you Hunger Games Trilogy & 50 Shades - No changes herede-clutter this mad house --  Garage sale was a success, my closet has been organized, and craft room shrunk but it is still a work in progress.start saving for the kitchen remodel (this goal I hope to have in 2017) -- I'm saving, but it appears that my new goal will be to save for Disney later in 2013, but I'm consciously saving every monthretire wearing my judging pants.  -- This I think I've gotten better on.  I'm too busy to care about what other people are doing. Maybe people are just…

Slimming Down Sunday - Week 51

Total Difference: same

Notes: I do believe I've made it through the holidays without gaining any weight!  Woe is me though, another goal gone and not achieved.  I'm still not bumming because I look at where I was physically and mentally 52 weeks ago and I'm better off.

Here is what I was hoping to achieve last year:

Freedom from guilt.
Freedom from shame.
Freedom from embarrassment.
Freedom from past habits.
Freedom from the reflection that I don't love.

I'm way better about all except my past habits but I'm changing those.  I think more positively about food now instead of such a love/hate relationship with it.  Funny though how DH bailed on this journey along with me, ah well.

I'm adjusting my weight goal, again, but I'm just really happy to be ringing in the New Year with a # on the scale that I hope I don't see ever again.  For me, that # has been there on and off for the past 6 years. 

Goal Weight: My Wedding Weight -- New Date Goal by March 3…

Almost the New Year!

Holy Hell, I finally got a minute to sit down and write!  I hate using blogger on my phone, so unless I'm in front of my computer blogging doesn't happen usually.

Anyways, I'm busy thinking of what I want to blog about for this upcoming year and my new goals.  I hope you'll still want to follow along and read.

I hope all of you had a great holiday just like my family did, although the sight of my house right now gives me anxiety and makes me want to run to Ikea for organiznation tips.  Instead I'll just pin them, lol.

Happy New Year and I'll be up and running again soon.  I really miss it :(

I Grieve

Life carries on and on and on and on
Life carries on and on and on

It's just the car that we ride in
A home we reside in
The face that we hide in
The way we are tied in
And life carries on and on and on and on
Life carries on and on and on

Did I dream this belief?
Or did i believe this dream?
Now i can find relief
I grieve

- Peter Gabriel "I Grieve" 




Slimming Down Sunday -- Week 48

Total Difference: stayed the same

Notes: Ahhh!  4 weeks until my year mark.  This journey has been so long, so hard, and I feel full of little progress.  I'm pretty discouraged even though I'm about 10 lbs. less than I was one year ago. 


Goal Weight: My Wedding Weight -- New Date Goal by New Year's Eve


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Busy Bee

Why is that I'm super swamped right now around the holidays, yet I want to post about a million posts at the same time too!  Figures.  Anywho, I am hoping to get more posts going here as I get a few days off around the holidays.  Stick with me to get a recap of my oldest one turning 5, retro toy gifts I've been on the hunt for, some recipes and other end of the year goodies.

Hope you all are well!

Slimming Down Sunday - Week 47

Total Difference: down another 1.5 lbs

Notes: I'm keeping on the decline and can I just say that this is the LOWEST I've weighed in nearly 3 years! I'm stoked to keep going down, down, down!


Goal Weight: My Wedding Weight -- New Date Goal by New Year's Eve


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Scrappy Pants

In 1998 for my sorority's "getting to know each other" activity we went to a scrapbook store.  FMW.  Since then I've been hooked on the hobby.  I love all things paper.  I made my own wedding invitations and paper goods, and I've made wedding invitations for 2 of my best friends.  I don't know what it is, but I just love playing with stickers and paper :)

It is a big social outlet for me too.  I try to get together with some of my girlfriends at least once a month and we just veg out, gossip, and scrap our memories.  In addition to those times, I've tried to treat myself yearly to a retreat -- and before you go making fun of me for being lame let me describe it -- no kids, no husband, no internet, no cleaning, no cooking, just you, your memories, and a bunch of girlfriends.  It is a great time and all the cooking and cleaning is taken care of.  It'd be even awesomer if they'd let us have alcohol, but at least that prevents me from scrapping like an…

Meal Planning Monday

I'm back after about a month long break

Sunday
Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes

Monday Honey Mustard Chicken & Wild Rice


Tuesday Beef Noodles in the Crockpot
Wednesday Leftovers 
Thursday Chicken Fried Rice (a cheater mix kit)
Friday YoYo- Your on Your own 
Saturday O

Slimming Down Sunday - Week 46

Total Difference: -0 lbs

Notes: Whew! Made it through Thanksgiving with nothing lost, nothing gained! I've got to keep on top of stuff and my stress is pretty high.  Wish I could get it lower, I think that would help me.


Goal Weight: My Wedding Weight -- New Date Goal by New Year's Eve


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Birth Order

As a self-proclaimed sociologist I'm in love with the idea of birth order and it's correlation to personality traits or lack there of.  I love teaching about the subject and hearing all of the comments from my students..."Oh that is so me and my sister!"  I probably should write 2 posts about this, but I'm not so enjoy this novel!

Tons has been studied and published on birth order with the following tending to be true.


This chart seems to sum up the general qualities nicely. (from my textbook)