Sunday, January 1, 2012

{New Year, New Color, New Goals}

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This year I decided to ring in the New Year with a new color, something darker and more deep then I normally do. It's not permanent which I like and you wouldn't believe how hard it is to find non-permeant hair color. I really like it and it suits who I am right at this moment.

It's not a bright shocking red but more subtle

I am going to work on some new goals for myself this year. Lets go over my goals for 2011 and see how I did.

1. Lose 42 lbs bringing my weight down to 234 lbs. I gained back everything I lost while pregnant with Myrna and gained more on top of that. Partly due to poor eating habits and stress eating and partly due to the fact that I was sick most of this past year.

2. Become more Domestic. I have become more domestic, fixing 75-80% of the meals for the family. The rest of the time they fend for themselves.

3. Do more crafts with the kids. I did more things with the kids but didn't do as many crafts as I would have liked.

4. Spend less time in front of the TV. I had the cable shut off in December of 2011 and since then have spent less time in front of the tv.

5. Take a photo a day. I did this for like a month or two and quit. I am hoping to do better in 2012.

6. Get all our debt paid off.  We got most of our debt paid off but still have a few more things to clear up but we are well on our way!

7. Go to Reunion this year. This did  not happen but we did spend a week on the oregon coast. visited family and friends.

8. Make a trip to see Family. This HAPPENED!! We saw everyone! and even some family we hadn't seen in YEARS!

9. Become my husbands "Girlfriend". This is still an on-going process but I am striving to do this more and more.

10. Be Happy. This is something I struggle with but for the most part this year I tried to be happy and enjoy the little things.

2012 goals

1. Lose a minimum of 50 lbs.  This will bring my weight to 252 lbs. I want to lose more but I think that 50 lbs is something I can manage and maintain. I want to get healthy and be a good example to my children on safe weight loss.

2. Cook more from scratch. I want to move away from pre-packaged meals and make more home-cooked meals that are better for my family.

3. Pay off debt. This is an ongoing pursuit and I am hoping that by the end of the year we will only have our mortgage to worry about.

4. Photograph more. This means taking time to explore the area around me and seek out great places to photograph, bringing one or two of the kids with me while I do it so I can spend more one on one time with them too would be great!

5. Spend Quality time with the kids. this means doing things with them that not only interest me but them too and taking the time to be not only their mom but their friend too.

6. Be Happy. This means enjoying the little things and  not letting the big things overwhelm me and try not to stress out so much.


  1. Hey old friend! Sorry I have been MIA. I didn't get to read blogs or write on my own last year...hope to do more of that this next year. I love the new color, its super cute. I also like those clip in hair strands and hair extensions from the Beauty Supply store...for temporary expression. I'm thinking of buying some. Anyway... Wishing you and your family a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  2. I really suck at resolutions and goals. I always want to include a weight loss goal, but it is inevitable that I am destined to be a substantial woman. (size extra sexy as my husband says...) I agree with your goal about being happy - that is important. also, my main goal this year is to be better with correspondence with friends/family and such.


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