Let’s see how well I stacked up on my New Years Resolutions, shall we? (if you’re really bored, you can find the original post here… and “check up” post here.)
Resolutions 2009 were as follows:
Be 100% smoke free– SUCCESS!
I can say with 100% certainty that I do not smoke. I don’t even know the last time I wanted to smoke. My lungs are happy.
Avoid fast food– FAIL
It seems that I succumb to fast food more than ever these days. In fact, on my last trip to Chicago, I ate it for lunch AND dinner. Big fat FAIL (with emphasis on the “fat.”)
Finish more books– FAIL
One would think that being surrounded by books, being a member of a book club, and being a self-proclaimed “book nerd” would mean I would actually read every once in a while. But I haven’t. At least not enough. The last book I finished was a 250 page YA novel. Go me!
Learn to write fiction– FAIL
They say the best way to learn to write is to write…. And even though I took a fiction writing class, I haven’t “practiced” much since then. And I haven’t really felt the desire to get back into it. Maybe over the winter (?)
Watch more movies– FAIL
I gave up my Netflix subscription and can count on one hand the number of movies I saw in the theater this year. It’s sad, really, when you can’t even accomplish your “fun” resolutions.
Be more honest– SUCCESS!
I marked this off the list months ago. Kind of a lame resolution anyway.
Learn to appreciate poetry– FAIL
I’ve tried… really. And I like to make up birthday poems for my friends. But it’s really not the same.
Get back to a fighting weight– SUCCESS!
Although I’d still like to lose 20-25 lbs, I’m at *roughly* my “low” weight from a couple of years ago. And I’ve recently started buying a smaller size (thanks to my friends who told me my “tight” jeans really weren’t that tight!);
Get control of debt– QUESTIONABLE
I’d say I’m in control of my debt… but I’m not out of debt, and I certainly am not where I want to be. This will be a carry-over resolution next year.
Be more responsible– QUESTIONABLE
I think I’ve been a bit more responsible this year… but I still dont’ really feel like an adult, even though I’m 30. I wonder when you start feeling grown-up– is it when you have kids??
So, there you have it: my resolution recap for 2009. Look for a 2010 resolution post sometime before February!!