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2009 New Year Resolution & Goals Update #3 & #4

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Project “End 2009 with a bang”

Week 3 & 4 (of 6)

Goals

  • Health – lose 15 pounds
  • Family & Friends – Finally send thank you cards to everyone who attended my birthday party in April (I know – it’s horrible)
  • Relationship with God – attend church every Sunday for the rest of the year

Update #3 & #4

Okay, I soo wasn’t ready for laser focused action… I had mixed results the last two weeks.

Health

I lost 5 pounds. (Three pounds in week 3 and two pounds in week 4) That brings me to a total loss of 5.2.

It’s progress, but I feel bad because I know I’m not going to make it anywhere near my goal of losing 15 pounds by the end of the year. Plus, it’s kind of a drop in the bucket toward my larger goal.

However, I’m going to brush that off my shoulders and keep it movin’…

Family &  Friends

OMG, I’m doing the worst in this area… I still haven’t done anything here! 😦 It’s sad, but true. Maybe I should take Shae Bynes advice, from her comment on my last post, to heart and just roll the thanks into a christmas message.

To answer your question Shae, I’ve been procrastinating because I kind of feel like a card just won’t show everyone how thankful I am for them, their being at my party and the gifts they gave me.

This is another area where I need to stop being so hard on myself and just give it another try this week, which is exactly what I’ll do. Hopefully…

Relationship w/ God

I didn’t go to church the last two weeks. Here’s a preview of next weeks update – I didn’t go today either… surprise, surprise.  I’ve been hybernating the last few weeks on saturday and sunday morning. Crashing is more like it, totally dead to the world!

I feel the worst about my lack of follow through in this area, but that’s not going to stop me from going to church next week. I plan to go to church on New Years Eve too, that will be a first for me and I’m looking forward to that. No Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve alone at home this year!!!

Observations

I totally botched up everything the last two weeks, and I haven’t done alot as a whole for the last four weeks in general. However, it has been a learning experience. I do think it’s important to be ready for change when you embark on something new.

Also Shae was right… It’s better to work on one thing at a time. I orginally had a list of 7 items to work on and I’m struggling with the three that were left from the original list. I lived and learned…

It’s also important to remind yourself about your goals often, it really is a lot easier than I thought to get off track. If you have a list, pictures, or a blog post ;-), to remind yourself about your goals, you may not find yourself too far from your intended path and target at any given time.

I’m glad this is at the end of the year as opposed to New Year Resolutions at the beginning of a year. I think I know that what I’ve learned over the last month will help me in the last two weeks of the year, and with planning my goals for next year!

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Written by Stephanie Peay

December 21, 2009 at 1:00 am

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  1. Hey Stephanie! Congrats on losing 5 pounds…that’s progress girl! Maybe not as much as you’d like, but celebrate the 5 pounds because its not easy losing weight between Thanksgiving and Christmas!

    By the way, I have another idea for you 🙂 Why don’t you shoot a thank you video and post it for your friends. It’s soo easy to do and you’re not shy in front of the camera! I’ve done these types of videos before and also received them before…and I think its both creative and special. Think about it…its much less daunting than writing up a bunch of cards/letters anyway.

    Have a merry Christmas, Stephanie!

    Shae

    December 21, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    • Thank you for the encouragement and the suggestion! This laser focused goal setting thing is HARD! I’m going to stay focused on these goals until I complete them! (Maybe after that I’ll set some new goals)
      I didn’t use your suggestion about creating a thank you video for Christmas, but I think I will try that soon. I always send out text messages on Christmas to my friends and family. I think I’ll do a New Years video instead, maybe I’ll even post it on the blog. 😀

      Stephanie Peay

      December 29, 2009 at 4:41 am


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