Where did November and December go?!!
What was I thinking when I started a blog so close to Christmas? And, what was I thinking when I set a goal of 14 hours/week for the month of November? Sigh, so naive and optimistic.
I will do better going forward but today's post is about looking backward over the past year.
I started the year with a few resolutions. I only remember two of them. Again, deep sigh.
I achieved one of them - I weigh less at the end of the year than I did at the beginning. Even that had its ups and downs (pun intended). Last spring I did a great job exercising and eating right. I stayed on track with Weight watchers and by the end of May I was 20 lbs less than January 1st and only 10 pounds away from my goal. Then, I stopped cold - not going to the gym and not doing weight watchers. Interestingly thanks to being outside a lot I maintained for the whole summer. Then, starting Labor Day weekend I lost control. Gradually over the fall I put 10 pounds back on. I started going to the gym again but not often enough. So, while I still weigh 10 pounds less than in January 2011, it could have been better.
The other goal I remember was sewing related. I wanted to finish 4 projects a month. I hoped that this way I would work my way through my vast inventory of UFO's. While I didn't not complete 48 projects I did complete quite a few both new and old.
These are just a few of the completed items. So I have to feel pretty good about my success rate. Especially as some of the items had been unfinished literally for years. Some were new - I am proud of figuring out how to sew clothes.
Obviously, from the poorly arranged grouping of photos I have not figured out how to use blogger properly yet.
Later I will look forward and set my goals for 2012.