Thursday, June 10, 2010

2010 Resolutions: Update

In the beginning of January I shared my goals for the year and said I’d revisit them in June – here they are, with my progress on each one!


1. Lose 7 pounds by March 1st and 7 more (reaching my goal weight) by June 1st.  - I have lost 11 pounds since January; almost there! (Although now I can’t decide if I want to lose an additional 5; I’ll decide when I lose the last three.  haha)

2. Be more engaged in prayer. – This is a huge work in progress for me but I have been consciously redirecting my thoughts when I find them wandering. 

3. Continue working out at least 4 days a week. – I fell off the bandwagon with this a few months ago, and I have begun working out three times a week again since last week.  So far so good.  lol


1. $300/month on groceries (this includes formula and baby food) and $200/month on household (this includes diapers, wipes, and other baby needs), with the goal of reducing these numbers drastically by the end of the year. – Since I started Somersizing and trying to eat cleaner, our grocery expenses have drastically increased.  I’ve been couponing and CVS-ing like crazy though, so I’ve managed to bring our household/grocery account down to $480 a month as opposed to $500.  It’s not a ton, but it’s something!

2. Cut household waste and find even more ways to save money. – We are super diligent about turning off lights, all of our lights (except in the dining room) are energy efficient, we try not to ever waste food, and I use cold water for laundry when I can.  Plus, we got a dishwasher, which we paid for with our tax return.  Our utility bills have been getting lower! Yay!

3. Find ways to substitute homemade foods for convenience foods. - Um, yes. :)

4. Make $300 via consignment shops and the flea market.  I made $164 at the flea market, $35 at a yard sale, and a total of $125 so far via consignment shops (with more to come throughout the year).  So I reached my goal!!!!!

5. Find some other ways to bring in money besides subbing part-time. - I teach voice lessons to a girl from my church, and I have been so thankful to have two women willing to advertise on my blog. Whether they remain as advertisers or not, their money helped pay for things we needed and I am so grateful!


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Luke asleep on my BIL at a wedding this past Saturday.  :)

1. Sleep train Luke.  - We’ve done this about three times (and those were weeks from you-know-where, let me tell you!) and our child still is not a great sleeper.  I’ve kinda resigned myself to this fact, as much as I hate it.  Currently he goes to bed between 7:15 and 7:30 and sleeps “through the night” but wakes up anywhere from 4:15-5:45.  It’s exhausting but we’ve tried everything we’ve heard and can think of.  He just hates sleep! 

2. Get Luke on a routine that works for both of us.  - Besides the sleeping issue, we do have a solid routine that he has come to depend on.  Although I can already see that routine getting tweaked a little as he nears his 1-year birthday. 

So, how about you guys?!  Have you been able to keep your resolutions?  Do you have any that are similar to mine?


  1. congrats on meeting some of your goals and good luck with the rest of them!


  2. thank you so much for your sweet comment! it's always fun to find another full time mama who loves God and yard sales!! blessings,sara

  3. Congrats! You are doing so great!!!

  4. congrats on your goals so far! Luke is a cutie!!!

  5. It sounds like your goals are going awesome. I'm totally impressed, all of these were big things!

  6. Way to go! I love these kinds of posts, helps keep me plugging on in my own resolutions. Thanks for the encouragement!


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