Friday, December 31, 2010

Where the 2010 Review would normally be...

Last year I didn't make any resolutions. Just never got around to it. And, I still managed to accomplish stuff--imagine that. This year I...

--> Completed the level 2 teacher training at CorePower
--> Started my master's degree in special education at the U of M
--> Tested out and started teaching C2 classes at CorePower
--> Developed a really great friendship with Friend Amy and deepened several other great friendships.
--> Began Operation: Top 50%
--> Started looking for a house

So, even without actual resolutions, it seems I managed to have a passable year and even get some things done.

This year, I am going to make some resolutions. Some plans. The first one is for January: I'm going to eat out only 1x/week. This includes all meals--breakfast, lunch, dinner--and school lunch. I'm going to concentrate, for four weeks, on making my own meals. There are several purposes for this resolution: first, to save money; second, to lose weight.

Cheers, friends! Here's to a great year, whether you have resolutions or not. Either way, you will accomplish great things!


Jean said...

I love your blog, cna relate to many of your comments. I, too, feel that it is really hard to be on vacation. I had a similar experience, wasting precious days wondering why my grandchildren didn't come visit me more often, why no one was available to play with me. Pathetic. It was such a feeling of control to stop in at my office and sit at my desk and feel like a valuable person again. I resolve to get better at doing this.

Sofia Sandoval said...

You should lose plenty of weight soon just by not eating out. I know I put on pounds when my husband is off school and we meet for lunch with carry out. It's my body's way of telling me it can't handle all the unhealthy food.

Leah said...

How's Operation 50% going? Is it on hold or anything? I just liked the pictures and discussion :)

Also, I've decided to start yoga... I've been skeptical about it in the past, but people've been giving it such positive reviews!

Kelly Flanigan said...

@Jean: Thanks for sharing--yes, it's tough! Interesting how we all spend so much time wanting the opposite of what we currently have :)

Sofia: I still ate out...basically my rule was that I wouldn't eat out alone (which I did a lot). So, the weight loss wasn't quite what I'd get if I completely stopped. That may be a future resolution....maybe!

Leah: Hey! Project 50% is on hold simply for a lack of time. I've been taking pictures as I've been doing various projects and will post them hopefully soon. The books are done!! I'm glad you've enjoyed my progress--and I'm so excited you've started yoga! Let me know how you like it :)