New Year's Resolutions don't work for me. I like to set goals for myself and see what I can accomplish. I am also somewhat of a dreamer and I tend to set lofty goals for myself. Who knows what I actually hope to achieve, but when I do something good, I am the best at patting myself on the back…that is, if I approve of myself. In any case, apparently I am like every other blogger out there and I want to post about my
resolutions goals and wishes, and I want to have that out in the interwebs for all to point and laugh encourage me as much as you can.
My One and Only New Year's Resolution
I do have one "resolution" that I am sticking with this year and it's on a personal note. Hubby and I started a weight loss program in November that is similar to the one we used in 2010. The center that we visit weekly is called Resolutions Weight Loss, Inc. and we get a B12 shot and weigh-in. So far, I have lost 21 pounds before the holidays and gained 6, while Hubby lost 40 pounds and gained 9. But, we are back on track (I'm hungry!) but even after only three days, we already feel better! You will read a lot about how we are eating now and our weight loss. You may see recipes and more, who knows! Greta at How Was Your Day keeps threatening to tie me down to a weekly meme about healthy eating and/or weight loss (been there, done that, but she promises to encourage me!) so maybe you'll see that!
Last year when I posted about my 2012 Goals, I talked about weight loss, having a baby girl, and linking up to memes that were more personal. Things haven't changed much in this area, so I'll just keep those…except I may be creating memes that are more personal rather than just linking up. Regardless, that is more bloggy related.
Hubby and I are still trying for the baby girl (or any baby, really) and I'm paying more attention to my cycles. Since we are getting healthier, hopefully that will help and we have talked about looking into other fertility options. We can't really afford to do too much, but we have opened the conversation.
Speaking of money, I have a few goals in this area related to budgeting and getting our family in a more "comfortable" situation. I am earning a little from the blog now and I hope to get a few more "jobs" in this area. I'm striving to improve my blog and my writing skills through the help of my Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community connections (and really hoping for some part-time work with them at some point this year). In any case, my husband wants to travel to Michigan to see his old friends and show us his hometown, and I want to help make that happen!
Finally, I talked briefly about my "resolution" to participate in #26Acts of Kindness recently, and that is a HUGE personal goal of mine. The Boy and I bought a $5 Walmart gift card the last time we were there and I let him pick a stranger in line to give it to. He loved it and turned around and hugged me after he gave it away. I think we'll be doing more of that very soon!
I started to write a little about my blogging goals in my 2012 Blog Traffic post, but I'll expand a little more here.
I am backing away (mostly, but not all) from giveaways. I am planning to host, about once a month or every other month, a giveaway hop with Lisa from Planet Weidknecht, and I will likely participate in only one other hop per month, most likely with Nicole from MamaNYC, but that is probably going to be all you see from me as far as giveaways.
I am hoping to host and cohost more Twitter Parties, because my Twitter followers are totally rockin'! I would love to chat with you all outside of parties, so feel free to follow and tweet me anytime!
I want to be more chatty on my Facebook page, not just go there when I have a new blog post. That's so boring! I have tons of parenting a boy questions so come help me out over there.
You will see lots more Crazy Crafts for Kids and Family Game Night, Family Movie Night or Family Fun posts because, well…they are fun and I see you all searching for that on Google. We are a crazy fun family so I'm going to be posting it all!
What do you want to see on the blog?
I want to provide content that you all will enjoy. I know you love giveaways and apparently you really love movie coloring and activity pages, but what else do you want/need to know? Give me some feedback!!