How I felt about 2014

I like to post-game the year of goals before I set my new ones. Here’s my list, as a reminder: 1. Work out more. While I am walking more, I’m up 8 pounds from where I was at the start of the year. I gained all that weight from January through July as I struggled to meet…

November and December 2014: Goals progress

1. Work out more. I’m still doing about 60K steps a week. Tracking food sometimes. I ordered fitness equipment for my office (balance balls and under the desk pedalers), and they’ll start into circulation in the new year. I’m happy about it. 2. Make one new recipe a month. In November, I made Leek and Potato soup…

Project 6: Finger Puppets

In an effort to keep Thomas entertained on the plane to and from Ohio for Christmas, I wrapped small gifts that he could open when he got restless. Three of those were finger puppets I made patterns for and sewed before we left. Not fancy but any means, but he really likes them and more…

Project 7: Toddler sleepsack

(I’m still catching up on posts from 2014.) Ohio is a cold place in the winter. Even colder is my parents’ house because my mother refuses to up the thermostat at all. It’s 68 degrees in the winter and not a degree more.             When visiting for Christmas, that was…

October 2014: Goals progress

1. Work out more. I’ve maintained my higher amount of steps. Not quite 70k per week, but definitely in the high 50K-60K, which is better than the 45/46K I was doing before. I’m happy with that. I have been trying more to log my foods — that’s going to be the real game changer. 2. Make one new…

September 2014: Goals progress

1. Work out more. I lost a couple more pounds in September. My work had a pedometer challenge and my competitive nature motivated me to walk more than 70,000 steps three of four weeks. I’ll take it. I’ve been covering for a coworker who’s been out on maternity leave all summer, and she’s finally returning. I’m planning…

August 2014: Goals progress

1. Work out more. I lost 4 pounds in August, but I’m still at my heaviest non-pregnant weight. I’ve really stepped up the workouts — more walking (including small treks during work) and running/walking at least a couple times a week on the treadmill after T goes to bed. I don’t know. Some of my pants aren’t…

July 2014: Goals progress

1. Work out more. I’m up pounds in July — I think it’s mostly from drinking the leftover pop from T’s birthday party. I could be down again by now, though. Hard to tell. I don’t weigh myself on a regular basis. 2. Limit television. This has been the easiest goal to accomplish. I have so much else…

Project 4: Birthday favors

So, there’s a trend at Thomas’ daycare of celebrating 1st birthdays. It started when one of T’s little friends turned 1 in the spring. The mom brought baby food pouches, which I thought was excellent. It’s ballooned from there. The thing with the food is, not all the babies are on solids. And other moms…

June 2014: Goals progress

1. Work out more. We impulse-bought a treadmill and I ran once. Don’t judge. June has been a nightmare. I AM down two pounds, though, so I’m doing something right. 2. Limit television. Summer shows have started! Other than that, I’m not watching much. 3. Make one new recipe a month. There was something that I was like, remember this to…