Friday, January 1, 2010

Hello 2010!

I'm hoping this year will be a good year. Last year was pretty good but it didn't end on the best note.

I have so much I need to do this next year. The number one thing is finding a job and the number two thing is losing weight. I've really let myself go and this morning I weighed myself and it wasn't pretty: 220 lbs!!! When I look in the mirror I'm not too happy with what I see and I think that's really affected my knitting, among other things. While I want to knit garments, I don't want to knit anything that would fit this body so I don't bother.

So for next year I have the following resolutions:

1. Find a job - send out 4 applications a day
2. Lose weight - clock at least 10,000 steps each day
3. Run at least 1 marathon and 1 half marathon
4. Design and release 4 patterns
5. Raise at least $1500 for charity
6. Learn to sew competently
7. Improve beading skillz- make jewelry for Etsy shop
8. Get my drivers license

These are all things I need to work on daily. I have a pedometer and I plan to hold myself accountable on my blog to be active and meet the 10,000 steps minimum daily. It would definitely be nice to have a few cheerleaders pushing me along. :-)

ETA: Steps today - 10,040


daisie said...

I like the way you have thought through your resolutions, from aspiration to logical plan. It's really interesting and inspiring and I look forward to reading about your progress. Thank you!

Kathy said...

I will definitely encourage you! My partner and I both got pedometers and try for 10K steps a day. When we first started, we were tired by the end of the day and it seemed like a lot of walking. Now I walk to my knitting group 1.5 miles one way, and don't even think about it. You'll be doing each day, in no time flat. Now I'm trying to get 10K steps at a moderate pace each day... a little tougher, but I'm trying.

Linda said...

Great goals to put forth. What support do you need from the hinterlands to succeed? Let me know.

Lisa said...

Hapy New Year! I've decided to come out of the woodwork and say hi and offer some encouragement for your 2010 resolutions. I also feel the same way about knitting and my weight - I have stuck to shawls and socks for the most part last year and promise myself a knockout cardigan when I reach my goal weight! I have a pedometer as well and for the life of me cannot get 10,000 steps a day! The most I've gotten is 6K but that included my jogs on the treadmill. How do you do it?
Anyways, to us and everyone else who's made the chose to be fitter and healthier this year : )

piretta said...

Happy New year!
It's minus 15 in Tallinn, so I can only understand then you say it's complicated to do 10K steps per day!
But I'm sure you'll succeed as you've succeed with everything else!