Assessing My Progress

We’re already halfway through 2010 — have we decided it’s two thousand ten or twenty ten yet? — and it’s high time I assess my progress on this year’s goals. Obviously, I’ve been granted the time to recenter and refocus, so I’m most certainly going to take full advantage of that fact.

Healthy eating habits: I’m going to be brutally honest with all of you — I really don’t think I’ve done a single thing to work towards a more balanced diet. While I’d been snacking on apples, a simple 60 calorie piece of fruit isn’t exactly a good way to prevent those sugar cravings. At the very least, my easy access to those Panera chocolate duet with walnut cookies is long gone.
Exercise: Again, I have a confession to make. I have not had an ounce of discipline with regards to exercising. Sure, I walk a lot, but that doesn’t count for everything. How can I sit here whining about my weight loss plateau when clearly I’ve not done a thing to keep the weight melting off?
Lose 29lbs and 33 inches: I’ve lost 11lbs and 9 inches since the start of the year. That leaves me with 18lbs and 24 inches more to lose before the year’s over. That’s a pretty tall order to fill.

Get back on the Flylady band wagon: I think you’re going to see a pattern here. No surprise, I haven’t done so well on this goal. I’d get home at the end of the day feeling wiped out and ready to veg. So many things added up, and I really just didn’t know how to process that sensory overload. Too many things were happening at once, and it obviously culminated in Thursday morning’s unpleasant scenario. Well, at least I have more time to devote to routine creation, right?
Potty train Tati: We’re still welcoming the Disney Princesses into our home. What? It can get pretty hectic around here.

Write Daily: For the first quarter of the year, I did fairly well — right up until I became overwhelmed with everything going on in my life. No, we’re not going to detail everything, but clearly my mind was far too disjointed to formulate coherent thoughts. I’m getting back on track, though.
Make Friends/ Strengthen Current Friendships: I could still to improve upon this, but I’m pleased to say I’ve gotten better with talking to people. Okay, only when I’ve slept for a fairly decent amount of time. I still have  my moments where I feel like I open my mouth and stupid comes out. 😉 And hey, this whole losing my job thing has opened my eyes to the social network I’ve created for myself. I have connections, and this time I’m not afraid to ask for help.
Religion/ Spirituality: Well, I’ve certainly seen some signs and either chosen to heed or ignore them. Sometimes, I just don’t learn to trust the instincts I’ve been blessed with. Yes, Sir, I hear you loud and clear — minutes are worth more than money! Thanks for the lesson and the test. I’ll do better next time.

Overall, I’ve got a lot of work to do if I’d like to achieve my goals. This little unplanned vacation will be spent as wisely as possible.

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