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Tag Archives: January
I’m checking in on my New Year’s goals and January’s overall accomplishments.
.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.
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
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.
Last month I blamed Christmas for my lack of post, this month I had to come with a new excuse. I’ll get to that in a minute as I slice January.
1 – New job! Yep, that’s my excuse for lack of posting and anything else that’s going undone. Thank goodness it’s only a part time job or I’d never get anything done!
2 – Projects completed. (Pathetic) Hopefully I can do better this year.
3 – Books read; all of them by Lois Lowry. I can’t wait to share my reviews of The Giver series with you.
4 – Pounds lost! Goodbye holiday weight… and then some.
8 – Articles written, including our Candymakers Family Book Club.
10 – New SMART goals for 2013.
21 – Days of logging my food. I love it when it pays off!
44 – Countries visited the blog. That’s up from last month!
1017 – Words added to my book. That’s not up from last month.
1769 – Page views. Thanks for another record breaking month!
January’s Top Posts
- Book Theme Decorations
- Pinewood Derby
- FHE: Joseph Smith’s First Vision Revisited
- Native American Blue & Gold
- FHE: Plan of Salvation
How did your January go?
2012 is one twelfth over! How did your year start off? I have ups and downs, but I’ve mostly stayed on track. Here’s how my January was sliced.
1 book read, but I’m in the middle of four others. Hopefully next month will look better.
1.8 pounds lost! Logging my food and drinking lots of water has helped make progress on this goal.
2 recipes added to Real Food for Real People. That’s twice as many as last month, which sounds much better than two.
12 challenge projects completed.
19 blog posts written.
29 days recording my food. Only 16 of them made it on the website that calculates the number of calories, but even that is better than my goal of two times per week.
56 names added to my PAF file.
64 fortune cookies for our Chinese New Year Pack Meeting.
746 page views!
How did your month stack up? Are you still working on those New Year’s goals?