I Forgot to Post

It was a busy summer, trying to make up for all the nothing we did last year when I was ill. Then I got ill again. Oops! Anyway, I was busy.

The very last post I had was about my mid-year goals review, and here we are again just before New Year’s, so I guess I should evaluate how well I did this year and lay out my plans for the year.

  1. Track food every day to keep to my low-FODMAPs/GF/GERD diet… and still lose weight: Wow. Um. I did this some — some tracking. I certainly figured out my trigger foods better.
  2. Exercise every day: Sometimes I did this, sometimes not. I’m proud of my self for getting 10K-20K steps in a day for most of the days in November. Of course, then I took a month off. Too much being sick. Also, so far this year I’ve gained, oh, 15 pounds or something. It’s ridiculous.
  3. More Trips: Yes! We certainly did that! I may have had too many places in mind though. I see all the things I meant to do and it seems like we barely scratched the surface of what we had planned. But as it turns out, the kids and I are all human and maybe my list was too long. We did so much!
  4. Streamline bed time: Uh. Yeah, bedtime just turned into watching TV together. Somehow it’s working, but it doesn’t feel very “educationy”. We don’t read as many books together these days. I could say that an 11 and 8 year old maybe should be reading their own books… but they don’t read as much as they would want me to read to them. And hey, I still read all their school stuff to them and with them!
  5. Go to bed on time: Started out pretty well this year, but by this last few months it hasn’t been going as well.
  6. Volunteer: Yep! Go me!
  7. Clean a room every day: Uh, sometimes. Other times the house got totally out of control. But I think it’s getting slowly betterish.
  8. Write every day: Well, clearly I didn’t do well with writing on the blog. I did manage to get about 16,000 words done on a book. And quite a bit of writing done with helping folks in the homeschooling and FODMAPs world out. That’s mostly sprinkled through forums, twitter, facebook, and email.
  9. Spend more time with the kids doing what they want to do: I think I made a really good effort at this. No, we didn’t hit every last thing the kids wanted to do. But we certainly did a lot of awesome things. 🙂
  10. Try new things, make new stuff, figure out what I want to be when I grow up: Oh, I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. But I did learn a lot this year and tried some new things.

Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve, and I’ll unveil next years goals!

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