Monday, January 17, 2011

January Goals

(An idea shared from member Chilli at MHH) Take a calendar for 2011 and enter as follows:
  • Birthdays
  • Vacations
  • Already known family events
  • All other important activities for you, family, friends, etc.

Work on Christmas notebook
  • Make a new cover for my binder
  • Print planner sheets from Organized Christmas
  • Create and print pretty tab sheets
First part of "celebrate me", make the promise to spend some time on my word for 2011.  Second part is to do something special just for me.  I chose the 26th - which is my birth date - of each month to being nice to "me".  Things like treat myself to a pedicure, get my hair cut or colored, buy a new outfit, or just spend the day lounging around.  I would really like to go for a nice bike ride.  I have not been on a bike since I was a teenager. 

Pledge to declutter closets.  I'm working on getting rid of the ugly shoe boxes that clutter the floors of my bedroom closets.  While I'm at it, find a better way to organize my handbags on the shelves.

Purchase a holiday movie.  I really want to increase my collection as I don't have many of the favorites.

Answer debriefing questions about the holidays.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Happy New Year

It's a new year and with it, new possibilties. 

I have been feeling really confident that I am going to have a good year.  Over at Magical Holiday Home, members are encouraged to spend time on their word for the year.  My word for 2011 is CHANGE.

There's a lot of things I need to work on.  The major thing is my health.  See I have high blood pressure and most recently my doctor told me that my cholesterol was a little high.  So my doctor changed me from the two medications I was taking for high blood pressure and put me on one type of medication that controls both the HBP and Cholosteral, as well as taking a low dose aspirin and iron pill daily. I don't want to have to take pills for the rest of my life, hence working on change. 
Back in September of 2009, I started making and following a monthly menu plan.  I did well following the menu for a while.  That is until the holidays rolled around.  I tried picking back up where I left off in 2010, but then summer came and I'd slacked off again.  In the fall of 2010 I attempted to start over and did very well even when the holidays rolled around again.  It wasn't perfect but I managed much better than the previous year.

I have cut out buying process foods.  You know that stuff you can grab from the freezer (which has a high sodium content), heat in the microwave and you're done.  No more of that.  I go grocery shopping every week or every other week.  I try to buy only fresh items.  An idea I got from a cousin.  My food tastes much better and I am trying new dishes I would never have thought of making before and I don't have a lot of headaches like before.  The big plus is that I am beginning to lose weight.  It's not a lot but it is a start.

Yes this year is all about change.  Change for a better life, better health.  Change to be a better me.