Monday, December 27, 2010

A Year From Now...

First I'll start this by saying that I'm fairly certain I won't be jumping for joy at my weigh-in tomorrow. I enjoyed some sweets and ate larger portions than I usually do over the Christmas weekend. I allowed myself to do that knowing that I know how to take it back off and have all of the tools to do so. I'm expecting a gain, but am not worried about it at all. Watch my scale on the right side of the blog for my results tomorrow...

Okay, now onto bigger and more fun things...New Years Resolutions! As 2010 is coming to an end, I've been reflecting a lot on the year that has gone by. There has been a lot of good in my life this past year and I feel completely blessed. I read a quote last year at the beginning of the year that read, "A year from now you'll wish you had started today." That quote spoke volumes to me and it was after reading it that I decided to finally get on the right track to changing my life for the better.  That meant working on losing weight, growing in my faith, reorganizing my house, and more. I have lost weight, I have grown in my faith.....the house is another story, but two out of three isn't bad!

What does that mean for me in 2011? What do I want to strive for this year? Here are a few ideas:

  • Weight-loss. I've lost 67 pounds so far. I have 50-65 more to go! I'm not sure yet what my goal weight will be and don't think I'll know until I'm much closer to it. I would love to reach my goal weight in 2011, but am not sure how much it will slow down as I get closer to goal.
  • Growing in my faith. I've grown a lot over the last year, but there is always room to grow when you're walking with Jesus.
  • Maybe I'll read my Bible in a year. I set out to do that this year, but didn't come close at all to finishing it. Perhaps a fresh start in a new year will be what it takes to finish it.
  • School. My son will start kindergarten in the fall of 2011. I'm considering going back to school then, too. Not sure what I want to be when I grow up yet, though. I went for three years for music education with a vocal emphasis, but never finished my degree. Perhaps I will continue that course, or perhaps I'll do something completely different. My prayer is for guidance on that decision and for God to use me for His work.
  • Reorganizing my house. I do fairly well with this at times, but there are areas that need complete overhauls!!
  • Cooking more. Trying new recipes and learning how to cook healthy, filling, meals would be great. I hope my DH and son can tolerate it!
  • Have a garage sale to sell our baby stuff and clothes DS has grown out of. That's a big job, but I think it would be worth it!
  • Maybe I'll give up soda for a year! Yeesh...I really like Diet Coke. Could I go without it for one year? I bet if I did I wouldn't want it after that year was over. Hmmm...
  • I could take a photo every day of the year. A photo of myself? A photo of my son? A family photo? Or just random stuff that I see every day. That might be fun!

I haven't yet decided which of these things will be my resolutions for 2011. Stay tuned for that decision January 1st!



Finding The Thin Within said...

I'm loving some of your whole house needs an overhaul! I'm hoping to strengthen my faith this year as for the rest of my goals I laid them all out on the ole blog and I'm gonna be chipping away at them! good luck to you =)

<3 Katie

Lucy K said...

You will acomplish whatever goal you set I am sure of it! I am going to work on my resolutions for 2011! 11 is my favorite number so I have decided that I will reach my goal weight of 128 this year. I weighed in at 164.4 at WW's this morning! 36 pounds in a year is doable ... right? :)

~Gina said...

I just gotta say I found your blog today, and you are a true inspiration. *Followed*

Amber, That's Me! said...

Annie- I talked about your quote tonight at our WW mtg. It speaks a lot to me too! I enjoyed myself very much on Christmas Day and was expecting a gain but was still down .6- needless to say I was pleased!

Christine said...

That looks like a good list...and it does slow down as you get closer....but I lost around 40 lbs this year and it was a very good year, as you get smaller, each loss is 'bigger' on your body. Good luck with all your goals.