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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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!
- Go to bed on time: Started out pretty well this year, but by this last few months it hasn’t been going as well.
- Volunteer: Yep! Go me!
- Clean a room every day: Uh, sometimes. Other times the house got totally out of control. But I think it’s getting slowly betterish.
- 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.
- 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. 🙂
- 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!