Time for the semi-regular check-up of my New Year’s Resolutions. In case you don’t know them, by heart, here’s the quick run down:
Be 100% smoke free– Part of the reason I wanted to write this post is to declare myself a bona fide non-smoker. But for some odd reason, I had ONE cigarette on Saturday. That’s one in February, one in March, and one in April. Really… what’s the point? Stupid!
Avoid fast food– Again, I was doing pretty well, but my food supply at home is almost non-existent. I ate fast food TWICE this weekend… and had Za’s today. It’s a function of not wanting to go to the grocery store more than anything else.
Finish more books– Uh… no. I haven’t read a book since my trip to San Francisco. And I really liked the book. I plan on writing about it. Someday.
Learn to write fiction– This has been an interesting endeavor. I’m taking a class at Parkland. I’ve written a couple of “throw-away” stories, one I’m kinda proud of, and one that has potential, but needs significant revision. I think I’m getting better.
Watch more movies– Again…NO! I cancelled my Netflix because I just don’t have the attention span to sit through a movie. And I haven’t been TO the Movies since February (?)
Be more honest– I think I’m okay in this category. We can cross it off the Resolutions list.
Learn to appreciate poetry– Eh… I have to admit. The T.S. Eliot book I got for my birthday is still on my table. I open it up occasionally, but I wouldn’t say I have an appreciation for poetry. Not yet anyway.
Get back to a fighting weight– Believe it or not, I’m actually doing okay in this category. My goal was to lose 20ish pounds and I think I’m probably down about 10 from the beginning of the year. Our first “official” Biggest Loser weigh-in is Friday. I’m a little nervous (see above re: fast food), but I think I’m on the right track… for now!
Get control of debt– I’m not doing as well in this category as I’d like to. I (finally) made some of the cutbacks I promised months ago (cancelled Netflix, downgraded cable, cancelled magazines.) But I know I need to curb more spending– Starbucks runs, new clothes, eating out, etc.
Be more responsible– I think I’m doing okay with this. I really need to get my a$$ in gear at work a little more, but I’m acting like a responsible adult. Most of the time. Except some weekends ;)
I’ve also set a few more fitness-related goals for myself this year: I’m running another 5K in a couple of weeks. My goal is to improve on my previous time. Then then thinking about maybe training for a mini triathlon in August (which requires a new bike, which requires more $$… the vicious cycle). My goal is to become a better swimmer and actually FINISH.