Monday, March 9, 2009

My year end goals UPDATED

My goals with an update added:

In Febrary, I did exercise three times a week for every week, so far so good with that goal. I am not dropping weight but the inches are still dropping. I don't mind muscle conversion so that's a good thing.

I am making healthier choices, especially at snacktime and sometimes, I avoid the after dinner snack altogether. Yeah, another thumbs up for me! I am definately snacking much less.

I am down 2 pounds since new years.

The weather is finally starting to get nicer so getting outside is starting to get easier. I'm so glad! I have missed my walks! I actually worked out in the yard most of the day yesterday and it felt great!

I have paid off one of my credit cards and it felt great. I can't wait to get rid of them all.

I do tell my family that I love them everyday and I mean it! I also have been blogging at least once a week - so that is good. I'm enjoying my writing more so that's also a plus.

I need to work more seriously on my writing. To that end, I am going to commit to an hour a week - for now - to writing. That doesn't include my blog.

I have been saving a portion of my pay every month - so far so good.

The books I have read and plan to read:
The Brothers Karamozov by dostoevsky

The Castle by Kafka

Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence - finished - it was extremely slow. Not Lawrences best but it did give me new insight into my MIL. Scary.

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by McCullers - reading now....

The French Lieutenants Woman by Fowles - COMPLETED

On the Road by Kerouac

From Here to Eternity by Jones

The Postman Always Rings Twice by Cain

Atonement by McEwan

Terrorist by Updike - finished. It was a strange book but it certainly gave me a different perspective on so many things. I would recommend it to others.

Plus 78 more!

I finished the Autobiography of a Stray ( great book especially for those with tweens), A Lion Among Men, which I LOVED, and I am currently working on Mercy by Jodi Picoult.