Tuesday, February 1, 2011

{How I am doing so Far}

Below are my goals for the New Year...Lets see where I am at now - a month later:

1. Lose 42 lbs : I actually changed this to 76 lbs that needs to be lost by the end of December 2011 - I wanna get down to 200. I am at 279 lbs right now and will start at the gym today (just later since it's 1:07am right now).

2. Become more Domestic. I am making more meals at home (we only went out/take-out a few times in January - hope to make it zero times in February). Still working on the chore chart thing - it's kinda a pain in the rear end...

3. Do more crafts with the kids.  I have done some crafts with the kids (see my new header, I turned it into a coloring page for them and they loved it) They even drew me a picture of our house & the family. Not exactly where I want to be but I am getting there.

4. Spend less time in front of the TV. I am working on this, but most days the TV is off for the majority of the morning and afternoon - it's not exactly where I want it but it's getting closer to being off all the time now.

5. Take a photo a day.  Ok, this one I completely failed on and bailed on doing it around the 15th or 16th day. But it did jump start my love of my camera again and now I reach for it more to capture those special moments.

6. Get all our debt paid off.  working on this and hope to have the car paid off & most of the student loans done by the end of the year...had to rework for some trips coming up this summer - thinking about getting a part time job after this summer is over with (maybe MJ will be taking a bottle by then).

7. Go to Reunion this year. We are still planing on going - it's not til July.

8. Make a trip to see Family. We have months set aside this summer for visiting family.

9. Become my husbands "Girlfriend". Not quite where I want to be on this but working on it and trying to be a much better "girlfriend" and wife.

10. Be Happy. I am starting to see more positive through out the day then negative and I am trying to keep things more upbeat and positive at home...doesn't always work but I am a work in progress when it comes to most things and especially being happy.


  1. I love your goals. I lost 30 pounds from jan 2010 to october - when I found out I was pregnant. Then I had to tone down the weight loss (mostly not exercise as hard as I had been) and have only gained 2 pounds back - i am 4.5 months pregnant now. It is nice to know that others are as motivated as I am to keep and stay healthy for their families and themselves.

    awesome job!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog on the OwOH journey. You have made some positive steps already this year. We all can be a tad lazy and need to give ourselves a good talking too on a regular basis to keep focused and positive! Good luck with my draw and thanks again for visiting and saying hello.Marie x

  3. Dear Arya~
    Thank you so much for your comment on my OWOH blog post. I'm having so much fun visiting everyone's blogs on the tour and hope you are too! I loved reading your goals for the year and am trying to practice several of the same ones you're working on (including the pesky 20+ lbs. that I would like to shed). Thank you for being such a great inspiration!

    Lori of Ashlyn Design (OWOH #347)

  4. Good for you! Keep working, at least you set goals, I didn't even do that!

  5. goodluck on your goals! the baby is gorgeous...definitely worth clicking the shutter for!

    thanks for the OWOH bloghop!

  6. Good luck with your goals - you'll do it!

    Thanks for coming to visit my blog earlier.
    Enjoy OWOH!

  7. Arya, Thanks for taking part at my OWOH!!
    You've got a lovely family!!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

  8. Thanks for the entering my OWOH. You have wonderful goals, and I commend you for posting them on a blog! We are doing a fitness challenge at work, and it does take commitment and strength! You are a strong person to share them with the world! That's one big step in itself! :) Keep up the good work!

  9. Keep it up! I'm trying to lose the same 30 lbs for two years. I'm determined now, and I will check your progress for inspiration and motivation! Thanks!

    Thanks also for visiting my OWOH blog!


  10. thanks for visiting my blog. what a lovely baby you have such a treasure..good luck with the weight loss..aim for 1lb a week and dont forget to treat yourself weekly..losing baby weight is a killer but you can do it.

  11. Hi Arya
    thank you so much for stopping by and entering my OWOH give-away. So wonderful to meet you. Wow, what fantastic goals you have set yourself. I can so easily 'drift', and you inspire me to be more specific and to set realistic challenges.
    Wishing you much joy and many blessings as you continue your journey.
    Hugs Jo xxx

  12. Hi Arya, thank you for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway. So nice to meet you and to read yours. thank you for sharing your life and weight loss journey, and good on you for staying motivated. A friend of mine is on a similar journey she discovered Zumba and absolutely loves it. Not only is it a good way to loose weight but it really makes her happy and she loves doing it. Have you tried Zumba? I've had a go and it's fun but I'm sooooo not good at it, heheheh. You have a beautiful baby!!!! Good luck with the rest of your journey and good luck with my giveaway! :0) oxox

  13. Hi Arya! Thank you for visiting my blog for the OWOH! I appreciate your nice comment :) I've got you in the drawing. Super cute baby!!

    Good luck with your goals!

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  15. Wow - I am totally impressed with your approach to self-improvement. You hit on so many factors (things I need myself) and I have a feeling you are going to be more successful then you can even imagine. I cheer for you!
    p.s. thank you very much for following my blog. I am very glad you found me.


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