Monday, December 31, 2012

Two Thousand Thirteen...

Ive been thinking about what I want to accomplish in this new year. The hours are slowly ticking away and soon it will be here (started writing this post early afternoon 12/31/2012). I have a list in my head, i mentally cross off one thing and replace it with something else but seem to never be satisfied with it. I don't want to call them resolutions, that just seems depressing especially with knowing that some will not even be started and some will be started but not finished. Goals, that sounds better, they are things i want to do. Some of my goals are smaller, easier to do. Some just seem trivial and not to matter. Others are full on life changes that may cause me to struggle and want to give up. I want to make my life better and my boy's life better, i want them to grow up being proud of us as a family. Currently my list is on the longer side, but as this new year creeps by I hope to slowly truly cross things off and make it shorter and shorter with each passing month. So before I get to the list I want to wish all those that read this Happy New Year!

~ 2013 Goals ~
  1. Starting January 1st ~ track all meals and drink intakes on MyFitnessPal
  2. Starting January 1st ~ no soda, energy drinks, sports drinks, etc... allowed in the house
  3. Starting January 1st ~ will stick to a 365 photo challenge
  4. Starting January 6th ~ early morning weigh-ins once per week
  5. Starting January 7th ~ early morning workouts, will be starting TapouT XT from the beginning
  6. Make my first weight loss goal by summer and my ultimate goal by my 27th birthday in December
  7. I will not cut my hair till I reach my final weight goal and then will donate it to Locks of Love
  8. Will have all admissions and financial aid paper work completed in time to register for Spring 2013 or Fall 2013 term at Central Oregon Community College
  9. Will start classes for photography, foreign language and nursing (to use towards becoming an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  10. Will put money into savings and not touch it, a minimum of $50 per month
I'm fully sure that there are more that are floating around in my head but with all the thoughts and things flying around in my head I cant get them straightened our right now. I'm sure as I cross something off I will add something else but for now this is a good start. 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

As 2012 Comes To A Close...

(this may contain an overload of photos lol)

I reflect on what has happened this year. We just finished with the holidays and celebrated Dante's 4th birthday early and his true birthday is today. This year like every year has had its ups and downs, good moments and bad moments.  We started out the year happy and looking forward to the future and wound up fighting for my life and our sons life just a few weeks later. Im glad to say that both boys are healthy and happy now and I hope to never have to see either of them in the hospital ever again.

I have started things and stopped things and kicked myself in the ass more then once. I have so much that I wanted to do this year and wasnt able to do or even come close to doing. I have so much and more that I want to do in this coming year. I have made some small steps to lead in the direction that I want to go and take my family in but seriously it seems like something always stops me. I do plan on making a post on January 1st detailing what I want to get done and what I think I will be able to do but for now heres some recent photos.

Christmas ~

Dante's Early Bday ~ 

Dante's Birthday Lunch ~