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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My "To Do" List for 2010

It's POST-IT NOTE Tuesday!!!




It looks like I can't put these resolutions off any longer! If I tell you about them, I'll probably work harder to meet my goals. Accountability ROCKS!

I found a great idea on a friend's blog (Tara at Family Traditions). She suggested choosing one word for the year - something you'd like to focus on. Hmmm. I guess I can do that. My word for 2010 is CHANGE. There are so many areas of my life I'd like to change and improve on this year. I feel like I've been focusing on just one word - CANCER - for the last year and a half, and it's really messed me up, mentally and physically. So, here are the things I'd like to "CHANGE" this year:

1. PHYSCIALLY: I seriously need to improve my health. I weigh more than I've ever weighed, I'm weak, I never exercise, I feel awful most of the time. I'm tired of not being able to say "I feel GREAT!" when someone asks. I recognize that cancer took a lot out of me - I know that I need to cut myself some slack (I'm saying this, because of all of my friends and family who will probably tell me to do it!), but I also know that I need to get feeling better. So, my list of HEALTH goals are as follows:
a. walk EVERY day
b. cut my serving sizes in HALF
c. drink WATER
d. eat BETTER food

2. EMOTIONALLY - Even though I'm having a hard time dealing with my post cancer life, I've decided I'm not going to go back to work - since going back to my old job didn't work out, I'm not going to try to find another job. (Whenever I say, "I've got to find a job!", my parents, and my husband's parents, not to mention a bunch of other people, freak out, I'll humor them, and stay home.) BUT, I've really got to have some extra money every month - I have to feel like I'm contributing something for my family. So, I'm going to try to SAVE (from Rick's paycheck) as much as I'd make at a part time job. I'll do this by...
a. Not going out to eat more than twice a month.
b. Cutting my food budget down - make menus, and shopping lists.
c. Only buying books for my bookclub - not going to hang out at the bookstore whenever I feel like it! I have enough unread books in my house to sink a battleship! So, I'll read those instead of buying new books. Or, maybe I'll frequent the library more often.
d. Stay home and work on de-cluttering my house - stop going shopping! I don't really NEED anything. ;-)

3. SPIRITUALLY: My spiritual self needs tons of improvement. So, here's what I plan to do...
a. study my scriptures each morning during breakfast.
b. read scriptures with my family during dinner each night.
c. Have FHE at least every other week when Grant brings Alyx to dinner. I'll try to remember to have FHE every week, though.
d. Remember my prayers. Really - I have so much to be thankful for!

Well, that's my list. So far it's working. My day starts like this... I get up between 6:15 and 6:30 am. I watch the news (or snooze) while I wait for Alex to get ready. I take Alex to school at 7:00 am. I come back and have breakfast and study scriptures for 45 minutes while I wait for Matthew to get ready. I take Matthew to school at 8:00, and head to the cemetery to walk. I'm there anywhere from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. Come back home, and shower. Then, it's time for a little of this and that (cleaning and stuff). Then, and only then, can I play on my computer! I know that it's 9:34 right now, and I haven't showered or done any this and that yet, so I really shouldn't be on the computer. Oh well.

So, "CHANGE" physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. I KNOW I CAN! Wish me luck. ;-)

Oh, and can't forget the other stuff I'd like to accomplish this year: continue blogging (I've got 6 blogs!), meet a bunch of new people, hang out with my friends, enjoy my son Michael before he leaves for two years, get to know Grant's girlfriend, Alyx (might be a permanent thing!), read-read-read, stop waiting for cancer to come back, plan something REALLY cool with Rick for our 25th anniversary, and BE HAPPY!!!!!

2 comments:

Karen said...

Those all sound like wonderful goals! Good luck in meeting them. I speak from experience when I say that blogging about them helps you feel accountable without being judged.

Meeks said...

best of luck with your goals! I discovered the one word goal as well this year. Mine was consistency. Let's hope we are still on the right track half way through the year!

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