Thursday, February 19, 2009

resolutions check-in: month one.

It's already halfway through February, which is a little mind-blowing. Five weeks of the semester have gone by. That's crazy! I think it's due to not seeing my friends as often, just going to and from class, doing work, hanging with The Boy... every. single. day.

This week I've been ahead on my work, so I took some time tonight to organize my money, something I've been meaning to do for a while. I've got a couple of checks and some birthday cash that has been sitting in my drawer, waiting to be deposited. Anyway, this led me to start thinking about all my resolutions. I figured I'd do a little report on where I stand, since it's just a little over a month since I made them.

1. Cut back on and potentially stop drinking diet soda
Wow, I'm doing SO WELL on this one. Partly because I was sick in the beginning of the semester, but also just because I drink it a lot more at home than here at school. The one or two cans I did have at home... it didn't taste as awesome as it used to! I'm pretty amazed.

2. Treat my face better.
Ehh, this is going just okay. Before coming back to school, I went out and bought a new face wash and toner, and those have definitely been helping. But I still pick at my face way too much.

3. Eat. More. FIBER.
Yes! Mostly because I had to, I went out and bought dried fruits, fiber-packed cereal and granola bars, and I try to have salad or veggies for lunch every day. Lately though, I've slacked off a bit (those chicken fingers are so damn good!), and my body's starting to warn me about that.

4. Exercise, let's say, at least twice a week.
Nope. Not at all. I blame this on being sick, even though that's only a small excuse. Thanks to Natalie, I got the Dirty Dancing Workout DVD for my birthday that's just waiting to be used, so that's been my little bit of motivation.

5. Save more of my money.
Um.. I think so? My only expenses have been grocery shopping and buying little gifts for The Boy for Valentine's Day. I've done a lot of online "shopping" (throwing things into the checkout bag only to delete them or not buy them), but haven't made any purchases... yet. I didn't get a lot for my birthday - mostly money - so I wanted to splurge on something. I'm eyeing some bathing suits at Victoria's Secret, but I'm a bit weary of buying something so size-specific online. So we'll see.

6. Keep track of where my money goes.
Erm, I just got to that today. I haven't been spending anything recently, so there's not much to keep track of, but I finally set up a spreadsheet with tabs for cash, credit card charges, and my bank accounts. Yay, unnecessary organization!

7. Finally sell some gently-used items on Ebay.
Haven't gotten to this yet.

8. Get on the dean's list this semester.
As far as I can tell, this semester is going to be so much easier than those past, especially compared to last semester. I think I can really achieve this goal.

9. Read more.
Not so much. I've been bogged down with a lot of reading for my Buddhism class.

10. Get a job.
Not yet! Still gotta work on that one.

So far, so good, it seems. Wow, now I feel really accomplished. Hopefully I'll be able to make more progress by next month!

1 comment:

Meghann said...

Just found your blog.

I love your attempt to keep up with the resolutions. Looks like you're doing a good job so far. Keep it up!