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January Review

I’m checking in on my New Year’s goals and January’s overall accomplishments.

Paperelli  and Lemony Stitch Prize.8 – My goal to lose weight didn’t start off like I was hoping since I gained almost a pound in January. I’m fine tuning my goals to include a 350 calorie daily deficit.

1 – Prize won from Lemony Stitch and Paperelli, now I’m just waiting for a birthday to celebrate

2 – Trips to the movie theater (both a little sad) and two books read (one boring and one inspirational)

3 – Friends enjoying a girls night out at a local BBQ restaurant

6 – Hours spent doing inventory for the family business, the kiddos put in more time than me. The youngest were floored to make that much money in two days

7- I’m making progress on 7 of my 10 New Year’s goals by completing my ethics test for my insurance designation, finding a roomie for this months writing conference, posting to my blog, applying for a new position at work and continuing with belly dancing class with the girls

8 – Boys at Cub Scouts, that number will continue to drop over the next four months

Santa Timer8 – Photos of things that make me happy posted to Instagram

11 – Number of months until Christmas! I even started a little bit of shopping

20 – Other January accomplishments include 20 projects off my list (let’s see if I can keep that puppy under 3 pages)

29 – Days I logged my food with My Fitness Pal

641 – Easy as PIE page views, Utah likes me the best

Overall I’m happy to report I’m on track with my goals this year and we’re over 1/12 of the way through 2015! Please share your January accomplishments or hold yourself accountable to those New Year’s resolutions in the comments section.

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Slices of February

I’m still adjusting to working. Totally honest, it’s kicking my butt! And I don’t even work 20 hours a week. I salute all of you who work outside the home and still have a life. Here’s how I sliced February.Blue starfish web

.2 – Pounds lost. I guess exercise really is important. I need to figure out a way to keep the exercise routine on days I work.

1 – Book read. I had a hard time getting through The Paris Wife. I’m not sure if it was the lack of time or my dislike of Ernest Hemingway. I’m happy to report I’ve already doubled that number this month.

5 – Articles written, including our SEA LIFE adventure.

5Projects completed.

12 – Days logging my food. I need to do that more often! It helps me so much.

32 – Countries visited this site.

47 – States visited too. Who did I miss?

258 – Words added to my book. I got a little sidetracked with …

980 – Words added to a short story I want to submit. I have 9 days to write and edit 5200 words.  We’ll see how that goes.

1443 – Page views!

February’s Top Posts

  1. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
  2. Book Theme Party Decorations
  3. Family Home Evening: The Plan of Salvation
  4. Native American Blue and Gold
  5. Family Home Evening: Joseph Smith’s First Vision

Did February blow by as quickly for you as it did for me? What did you accomplish?

 

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Friday Favorites: January 10

Happy Friday! How are those New Year’s Resolutions coming? You didn’t give up on them yet, have you? I’m still plugging away at my list of goals. I’m glad I still have 51 weeks to achieve them! I can’t fill the whole week with goals, I had some fun too. Here are this week’s favorites!Christmas tree favorites

  • I finished taking down the Christmas decorations. (OK that one was a goal for the week, but I’m glad it’s done.) Most of the scratches from my beautiful ginormous tree are almost healed too!
  • I joined a local Biggest Loser competition. That’s a goal too, but it’s so much more fun with a great group to encourage, support and offer a little friendly competition.
  • I finished helping my mom with inventory. It’s nice to help other people with their goals too.
  • My writing group was so much fun this week. We had a lesson on goals (I know, you’re shocked) and shared some great writing.
  • I finished reading my first book of the year – Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry. One down and 49 to go.
  • Last night’s book club was another favorite, even though I only finished 2 of the 4 in the series.

So most of my favorites were related to goals, but that’s what happens when you set goals pertaining to things you love and things that are important to you. I’m not the only one focused on goals this week…

  • McAuley Freelance Writing has a great example of what happens when you set goals and work to meet them!
  • Chef in Training’s Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler reminds me of our dessert at book club last night. I could be tempted into eating another delicious berry dessert!

What goals did you set for yourself this year or even this week? Or should I ask, what is your favorite goal this week?

 

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Summer Goals for Kids

We brainstormed a little for a summer bucket list – I’m sure it’s around here somewhere. Our stay at home summer camp continues to morph as the kiddos get older. Even summer school is changing as we moved completely away from the Summer Bridge books and set up our own ‘curriculum’. What we have now are summer goals that include some learning and some fun; I shared l the details over at Arizona Mama. Please stop by and let me know how you make the most out of summer.

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