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Resolutions for 2013

I did sort of "meh" on my resolutions from last year, so I've basically got the same as before, with some modifications. Here's a look at how I did and what I'm hoping to do.



Last year, my resolutions were:

1. Lose an average of 1 pound a week throughout the year (which would put be a little below where I was when I got pregnant).

This didn't happen. In fact, I'm not entirely sure, but I'm either at exactly where I was last year at this time or slightly up. Looking back on the previous year, I really didn't do much differently from what I did when I lost a lot of weight 10 years ago. But I've found a possible reason why: food intolerance. According to nutritionist J.J. Virgin, a large percentage of Americans develop food intolerances over the years, which can lead to weight gain. The best way to deal with this is a three-week elimination diet, pulling out the most frequently problematic foods. Then you can ascertain which of those foods might be a problem. I'm hopeful that this will do the trick, because just by cutting back on sugar for most of the past two weeks, I've lost four pounds.

2. At least once a week, pursue a writing-related opportunity (whether it is a freelance job or sending a manuscript to a publisher or submitting work to a literary magazine, etc.)

I would say that I achieved this most weeks, as long as you consider my Yahoo! writing. In fact, I doubled my income from my Yahoo! articles.

3. Organize the office/nursery.

This almost happened, but I barely got started. One of the problems was that I became too overwhelmed with other projects and didn't really focus on it. Then, on the weekend a friend was going to come help us move furniture, I got sick!

4. At least once a week, actively check in on my friends via social networking sites, such as LJ, Facebook, and Twitter.

At least I did this one. :)

5. Put out at least 3 issues of Wild Violet and publish the 10th anniversary book (this spring).

I did the first part of this, but not the second.


New Goals:

1. Follow the Virgin Diet, starting on Wednesday, January 2, with three weeks of eliminating the most commonly problematic foods (corn, gluten, sugar/artificial sweeteners, dairy, eggs, peanuts, soy). Ultimately, I would like to lose 50 pounds, but at this point, I'd settle for anything.

2. At least once a week, pursue a writing-related opportunity (whether it is a freelance job or sending a manuscript to a publisher or submitting work to a literary magazine, etc.)

3. Organize the office/nursery, which essentially means to move my work station from there into the dining room. It also means sorting and filing the papers that have been piling up since before KFP was born and making the space more of a toddler bedroom and less office. This also includes converting his crib into a toddler bed.

4. At least twice a week, actively check in on my friends via social networking sites, such as LJ, Facebook, and Twitter.

5. Publish the Wild Violet retrospective book.

What are your goals?
Tags: career, health & fitness, organization, resolutions
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