Monday, January 10, 2011

2010 in review & 2011 goals

Time to reflect back on 2010 and set some goals for myself for 2011. 

Yea, I know, I am about 10 days behind.  Whatever, I don't care, I can do what I want. Besides, I didn't get my new fancy pants laptop until last week and I finally got it all set up over the weekend.  Baby steps!

So, I got a new laptop for one major specific reason.  In 11 days I will be sitting in my first college class in almost 10 years!  One of my goals for 2010 was to look into the possibility of going back to school, and as it turns out, it was completely possible!  I was accepted into George Fox University's Adult Degree Program while I was on vacation in Disney World.  I will be working towards a BA in Management and Operational Leadership.  I am about halfway there so if all goes well, I should be holding a degree in my hands in the Summer or Fall of 2012.  Which brings me to goal #1 for 2011.

#1)  Maintain a B average (3.0 GPA)

I was a C average student in high school and graduated with a 2.6 GPA so striving for a B average is a lofty goal for myself.

#2) Maintain my goal weight and weigh in at a Weight Watcher's meeting once a month. 

I have been a Life time member for almost 6 months now, and have only weighed in at a meeting 3 times.  Not good.  I weighed in today, and had to pay $13. 

As I am sure you are aware as you have been following my diligently on Twitter and this blog, I lost 65 lbs with Weight Watchers.  Of that 65, 35 of it was in 2010. 

I haven't been using the Online Tracker the last 6 months due to some miscommunication and budget constraints.  However, I still track my weight every Monday in an Excel spreadsheet.  One big thing I noticed was that I was only under my personal goal weight for one week.  For the rest of the time, I was up 2-4 lbs.  This needs to stop in 2011.  I want to be closer to my personal goal number and only fluctuate 2 lbs above or below that number.

In an effort to get back on track, I have started on the new Points Plus program and am tracking again.  Not with the online tools yet, since I still can't afford them, but the old fashioned way with a pencil and paper!  My first day on the Points Plus program was a bit of a challenge as I couldn't eat all my points even though I tried.  Not to worry though, I will get it.  It will just take some work. 

I also need to get my ass back on my treadmill.  I haven't been on it since November 29th.  (Yuck, that grosses me out.)  My wonderful husband has been super diligent on the treadmill lately and lost 4 lbs last week by just adding exercise.  Which says to me, we are eating the right things, we just needed to add exercise!  I don't have a fully developed plan for working out yet, but I think it may involve getting a book holder for the treadmill and doing my school reading while power walking.  There is a 5k coming up March 13th that I am going back and forth on, but I just need to bite the bullet and sign up. 

My plans for 2011 include:
  • Shamrock Run in March (?)
  • Go to Seattle with friends in February (?)
  • Take my husband to a fancy restaurant for his birthday and wear something tight, short, and sexy in March.
  • Show my mom around town and party like I am not turning 27 for the 3rd time in May.
  • Starlight Run in June.  (Starlight Run was my first ever 5k in 2010!)
  • Celebrate one year at Lifetime in July.
  • Portland to Coast in August.
  • Race for the Cure in September.
  • Something super romantic for my 5 year wedding anniversary in October.
I am going to try and post blogs more often with how things are going in my life.  I promise to try!  Feel free to nag me to post more often!  I still need to post about my trip to Disney so hopefully I will get all my pics loaded on to this new computer soon and I will get one written up!

1 comment:

  1. Don't sell yourself short. Go for the A, you KNOW you can do it, I know you can do it. You've learned much since high school, created new habits of work and dedication you only dreamed about back then. Put them to good use and you'll FLY!