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December 7, 2011

December Top 5

Well, hello there December! Where does the time go?

On the first of last month, I shared 5 November goals with you! Remember?

November Top 5

  • Find a vision on how to share the rest of October’s happenings. (more on that in the near-ish future)
  • Continue to improve on 5K timed-runs, leading up to the Turkey Trot.
  • Pack the Bean’s lunch every day, and cook dinner with her at least 3 times per week.
  • Enjoy each day…without worrying about the next.
  • Finish at least two books that I’ve been wanting to read…preferably with the Sweetheart in front of his fireplace!

Four out of five is pretty good

I did share as much as I could about October’s events pertaining to my adoption stories. I will have more for you at some point, but that will mostly be about November and beyond!

I did not continue to improve on my 5K, but at least I think I’ve figured out why! (See Tuesday’s post)

The Bean had a home-packed lunch every day in October! Yay! I’m really trying to cut out all processed foods in her lunch, and this month was a great step toward that!

Bullet four is only a sort-of success. I don’t think I will ever completely get through a month without some sort of worry, but I have come leaps and bounds from just a year and a half ago. Contentment, honesty, tough love, understanding, and simply knowing that I have no control even when I do worry, has helped me so much.

Remember that worry is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere at all.

Finally, I finished both The Hunger Games and Pocketful of Names this month. Winning!

So now what?

December Top 5

First and freaking foremost…

  • Take my final exam for my final class of my bachelor’s degree. GET’ER DONE! (Exam is on the 14th)
  • Keep holiday “stress” to a minimum by only holding the issues that are my own. Everyone is “stressed” this time of year, if I can help someone I will, if I can be an hear or a shoulder, I’m happy to…but…I will not take on anyone else’s issues that are not mine to take on.
  • Continue to pack to Bean’s lunches each day…working toward fully unprocessed, whole food lunches.
  • I would like to be 1/3 of the way toward my weight loss goal that I explained on Tuesday. That’s just over 4lbs, which I feel really good about. Yesterday shows that I’m down 6 lbs, but I will need until the end of the month to truly see what weight (no water) I’ve lost.
  • Finally, enjoy each day and remember to show the people I love just how special they are to me, everyday.

What does your list look like?