Thursday, January 10, 2008

New Year's Resolutions, Goals, and Action Plans

New Year's Resolutions, January 2008
A work in progress


  1. WEIGHT:  lose weight, get to a healthy appropriate weight (135?  135 is the recommended weight for my height)
  2. SOCIAL:  Marriage, family, friends.  Have friends and a social network in this area and maintain in a reasonable way my old friendships.  Explore what this means and how to do it.  (Take classes, join activities, etc), Maintain old friendship, begin new ones, Enhance marriage and family.
  3. HEALTH:  optimum good health--take steps to optimize my personal health, social and family health and world/earth health, spiritual financial health
  4. WRITING:  finish works in progress and send them out, pursue, play educate self and others.
  5. ORGANIZATION: Organization:  clean, unpack, organize, daily plan
  6. ART:  pursue, educate, do, play, send out, exhibit
  7. FUN:  Have more fun!  Have fun with art, writing, friends etc.  Laugh more.  PLAY!  Smile!
  8. FINANCIAL:  get fiances organized and straightened out


  1. I, Mary, hereby resolve to start a new diet and to stick with it until I reach my goal weight AND to then slowly institute a maintenance diet that works for me--with great care.  (see diet plan below and in separate file)


  1. avoid white sugar and white flour
  2. no snack foods (eg:  chips)
  3. portion control phase 1:  one serving meats, whole grains, look up serving sizes (meat 3-4 oz.), no seconds.
  4. no drinks other than water or herbal teas
  5. Fruit only at dinner, one (or none)

  1. physical
    1. Diet-start a new diet, plan and execute it and pay attention
    2. breakfast every day (small)
    3. Exercise--strength training, start a plan
  2. mental/emotional
  1. make appointment to start therapy
  1. social--make new friends, contact and visit old ones, make dates, join something
  2. sexual
  3. financial
  4. spiritual

  • write poems
  • write stories
  • write novels
  • write cnf
  • create manuscripts
  • revise poems
  • revise stories
  • revise novels
  • revise cnf
  • revise manuscripts
   Send out (all the above)(AND RESEND!)
   organize and keep track of (All the above)

3)organization--clean, unpack, organize day and work
        a)daily schedule
  1. eat breakfast 1 hour after taking synthroid (eat a healthy abstinent breakfast.)
  2. in the hour preceding breakfast, walk, run, do exercises
  3. bed by 11 PM, up by 7 am except when sleep is really bad

  • get signed up for Dawn's class, join Springfed arts, call Dawn make appointment,
  • contact Sam,
  • keep in touch with distant friends,
  • look for one new friend locally.

   Financial Immediate and short term
  1. change checking account to free checking or close account
  2. divide direct deposit from annuity ?
  3. change setting on investment account dealing with income from stocks--reinvest/direct deposit?
  4. have a small direct deposit to La Salle from investment account if necessary?

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