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2018 Goals

  • Regularly write to my Grandma in Denmark.
  • Call my moms monthly.
  • Walk the dog three times a week.
  • Cook and eat better.
  • Re-institute the cleaning plan.
  • Work on my writing career--such as it is.
  • Reduce body fat and maintain current weight.
  • Take dance lessons with DH.
  • Do more crafts!
  • Take ballet and/or ice skating lessons.
  • Attend more STARS games.


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Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I'm thinking of copying my friend/critique partner Chrissy's idea in using the alphabet to inspire/generate blog content. It intrigues me.... I think her idea of posting extras about her fantasy book series is a fun exercise and is probably helpful to her in fleshing out characters. Though I know she'll say a) she got the idea from someone else and b) she already knows her characters really well as it is.

Immediate work crisis has calmed and as it is the 1st of the month I do have other administrative tasks to accomplish. It's a welcome change of pace.

Oh-I've just noticed that it's raining. YAY. We need rain so badly. It could rain for days on end and I wouldn't complain. (Well, only about the dirt the dogs would end up tracking into the house.)

My diet and exercise plan is progressing. I'm walking three full blocks most days, which takes me between 25 and 35 minutes to accomplish. I probably spend 10 to 20 minutes a day in 3 to 5 minute increments doing calisthenics in conjunction with my trips to the restroom. Over all, I feel pretty good physically.

As for the diet, I've given up starches: bread, biscuits, pasta (sob), tortillas, etc, and eating a lot more green veggies and proteins. Trying to cut back on my sugar intake, but I love, love, love my sweet tea, whether hot or cold, so that's a big challenge. With this work crisis, I haven't been trying too hard as sweet hot mint tea is my comfort food and I really needed a lot of calming comfort this past week.

I do feel as if I've hit a plateau. I don't have a regular scale to track actual weight loss, though I suppose I could get out the Wii. Then I could get the aerobics going too. Maybe that'll bump me over the plateau. (I think, though, I'll just be more hungry.)


C. A. Szarek said...

I think you should do the alphabet game! I look forward to your posts! It will be fantastic like everything else you write. And don't lose hope on the weight loss!

mtnchild said...

Will power ... just stomp your foot and say ENOUGH!!! Then get on with what you know you need to do.
Love you

Jen FitzGerald said...

Thanks, Chrissy and Mom.

Life is calm again. Still have a few things that need attention, but it's just back to the normal things like Band Booster meetings (ugh!) and NT meetings (YAY!).

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