Wednesday, November 30, 2011
November Goals - Review
WIN! Today was #16. I would have been there at least four more days, but the gym closed down for a location move two weeks ago, and I was sick the last two Mondays.
- lose 5 lbs.
WIN! Stepping on the scale tonight, I'm down 7.
- cook at least TWO new meals, and document.
WIN! Made Hawaiian Chicken with Pineapple and Pepper Rice.
Also made Low-Fat Chicken and Pesto Shells with Homemade (courtesy of my mom) Pasta Sauce.
- do the 30 day shred, or any other Jillian the Devil video twice a week.
Did it five times this month, so that's a little over once a week. Tried doing it one morning when I couldn't sleep and that was the beginning of my stomach flu and I threw up half way through... Have had an aversion to it since.
- start the process of letting go of the things in my life that are bringing me down.
This is always a learning process. I'm working on it.
- tell myself ONE good thing about myself every day.
WIN! I went even farther than that and posted to facebook every day. It wasn't always easy, and I have chronicled them together in a word document that I am going to print out.
- love unconditionally and endlessly from the tips of my fingers all the way to my heart.
This one remains to be worked on. I met someone, but his feelings were a lot stronger than mine were and he wasn't willing to stick around and wait for me to be ready. He obviously wasn't the one. I'm okay with it.
- "accept what people have to offer, drink their milkshakes, take their love."
- read two books from start to finish.
FAIL! Read one. I don't remember the name of it right now, but the same author as The Pilot's Wife. It was good. I am about half way through with Devil in the White City. It's interesting but a bit of a slow read.
- finish one piece of art that has been started and set aside for an indeterminate amount of time.
WIN! have my paint set out, and I'm sitting down to finish my first canvas tonight.
- drink more red wine.
WIN! This was the easiest one on my list! Last night I even got to taste a friend's homemade dry red wine (made with grapes, watermelon, and cherries!). Divine.
- take myself to a movie, any movie. eat a bag of popcorn with butter, drink a soda, and enjoy my own company for a few hours.
Went to see Breaking Dawn twice. First time with Tancy, second time with my mom and sister. Not alone, but totally worth it.
- start to forgive. everything. everyone. especially myself.
I would say that this month was one giant step forward. I'm not angry anymore. I'm not so much hurt any more. I am okay with things. I am more okay with me than I have been in a long time, maybe ever. Please feel free to remind me of this when I'm complaining again about something I have little to no control over. :)
Bring it on DECEMBER!