Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I have been mulling over this subject for a while. I think I have finally come to a conclusion on what I want to write down as my resolutions. So, here goes. . .

1- lose the baby weight plus 20- I'm down to 10 lbs left to go and the last 20 are left over from my first two kids so I have a about 30 lbs I want to lose within the next year. I feel like that is a reasonable goal with eating right, working out and breast feeding. I had my six week check up yesterday and my OB told me that I could cut calories and increase my liquid intake and the milk production would still be fine. In fact, he highly encouraged I do this since "the next two months are the prime time to drop the lbs." I'm hoping to lose about half of this within the next couple of months and let the last half come off more slowly. Wish me luck!

2- become a Pampered Chef director. This will be such a help financially for our family. If I could bring in a little bit more every month it would fill in the gaps left by sushiboy having to cut back a little on hours to finish school. I'm almost there. I just need to keep on doing what I'm doing and I will be there in no time.

3- Pay off most if not all of our credit card debt. We're already constantly working on this. I want it to be done. We've already taken steps to help with this, we no longer are eating out (even fast food) unless it's a special occasion. The kids miss eating out but truthfully this is the last area of our budget left that we can cut back on and it will save us tons of money which in turn will be able to go to debt, plus the Pampered Chef money goes to debt as well. And, it will help with resolution #1 as well. Also, I am trying to take the approach of if we can't get it with the debit card, we don't get it. In other words, we are no longer using the darn cards unless we have to.

I'm hoping these goals won't be too difficult. But, if only half of them get accomplished then at least we're half way to where we wanted to be which is farther than we were! Wish me luck, I may just need it.


Cheer34 said...

good luck with the resoultions

G'ma Nasus said...

All your goals look reasonable and do-able- nothing crazy or outrageous. You will do well if you just pace yourself for the long term. Good luck :)

I just saw your slide shows and the video of little Cakes singing to Tank- sooooo adoreable!

Thanks for sharing, I don't feel I am totally missing out.

Your family is precious. I love you all. Maybe I'll see you someday.

HoosierGirl5 said...

You can do 'em.....all of them!

Thnaks for the birth announcement - Tank looks great!