Wednesday, January 06, 2010

When? 2010!

Most everybody does it.  Makes New Years resolutions, that is.  In the 3+ years I have been blogging, I have not written mine down (and thus have not been forced to hold myself accountable) .

Oh, except the year that I wrote I would compete in the Danskin Triathlon.  And then missed the signups.  So there's that.

So I apologize that this post was written more for me than for you, my dear readers:

Sarah Viz's Resolutions and Goals for 2010:

Lose 20 pounds (By focusing on calorie-counting and regular exercise and not eating leftovers off the boyz' plates, dammit.)

Sign up for a(nother) Half Marathon this year.

Take the stairs at work. (Sarah, thy name is Lazy.  No more elevator rides UP ONE STINKING FLOOR.)

Be less sharp-tongued with my Hubby.

Work closely with Hubby to set some financial goals for our family.

Support Hubby on his Journey to Lower Cholesterol (by exercising together and preparing low-fat meals.  And by being semi-understanding when he's wicked crabby because he has to moderate his intake of two beloveds.  Those would be Mayonnaise and Cheese.)

Make myself invaluable to the company.

Create more "Work Smarter" protocols for my position.

Only eat lunch out once a week.

Try to build a relationship with someone in marketing (see Blogging).

Create a meal-plan every week (and do the accompanying grocery shopping which will, in turn, cut down on eating out/takeout, which will, in turn, cut down on both unnecessary spending and unhealthy eating.)

Spend more 1-on-1 time and attention with each boy.

Start creating and enforcing rules about the boyz' responsibilities. (Clearing their plates after dinner.  Picking up Wii remotes and games.  Next:  Proper placement of toothbrushes and toothpaste after use.  Related:  Cleaning their own spit out of the bathroom sink.)

Learn how to fully utilize my new Sony Webbie HD video cam.  (Best Christmas present EVAR from my Sis!)

Take time to teach the boyz how to play Band Hero on the Wii.  (Their Christmas present from my parents.  Look out Jonas Brothers - here come the Viz Bros!  Heh.)

Attend conference(s) to meet writers whom I admire in real life.  First up?  Spending the weekend before my 37th birthday at BlissDom!  Are YOU going??

Seek out paying writing gigs.

Try to create a relationship between myself, my employer, and my blogging.

Continue promoting Fishful Thinking by coming up with new and inventive ways to spread its positive parenting message.

What are YOUR resolutions for...When?  2010!


Creative Junkie said...

Good for you for your resolutions! If I did resolutions, I'd be with you on the weight one - I'm in the home stretch of WW and only have 10 more pounds to go. Why are they always the hardest?

Found you through SITS - you were ahead of me in roll call!

Melissa B. said...

I resolve to relax and dial it back a tad. It's starting to snow again, so maybe the weather will allow me to sleep in later this week? SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did!

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere

Pam said...

Whoa! This is quite a list. Very ambitious. I can relate to most of your items. Good luck!

Shell said...

Good luck!

I did start meal planning a while ago and it's saved me money and made mealtimes much easier.

Serenityville said...

I like how you slipped in your birthday date.
Very admirable, Sarahsan.
I'm not quite sure what you mean by marketing contact, but check out She's my job guru. :D

This Mama Works It! said...

Great list! I posted my goals about a week ago on my blog:

I just started my blog so I am still just learning. But so far so good. And of course I want to loose weight and save/make more money. So we shall see.

Love love your blog!

Jen said...

Those are some great resolutions!

Cheryl Lage said...

All very worthy goals! :)
(Joining you on a couple of them---the non-running ones---myself!)

Happy New Year, Sarah!

Suburb Sierra said...

I'll tell you, I'd kill to have someone other than me in my office willing to contribute to blogging or tweeting for the company. Sniff out that marketing contact. They'll hug you for it!!

Mary Ellen said...


I made a couple too... I vowed to get my 2 1/2 year old off the binkie. But now he's got the flu so I already gave in. Oops. And I'd like to lose 25 lbs by April 9th. (my twin's first bday.)

amanda said...

love your goals friend - but i got sidetracked at mayo and cheese.

and now i need a sandwhich :)

Confessions From A Work-At-Home Mom said...

So jealous you're going to Blissdom... so many of my "bloggy" friends are, but I can't get off work! Boo.

Creating a weekly meal plan is something we started in my household in 2009. It's morphed a little over the past year, but it's really saved us a lot of time and stress during the course of the week. Good luck to you!

Confessions From A Working Mom

countryfriedmama said...

I am thinking really hard about that conference resolution, too. I have my eye on Mom 2.0 Summit, but my wallet is screaming, "Noooo...."

Claremont First Ward said...

How fun that you get to go to Blissdom!


Lose 20 pounds (By focusing on calorie-counting and regular exercise and not eating leftovers off the boyz' plates, dammit.)".

I lost 30 lbs. this way!


Lose 20 pounds (By focusing on calorie-counting and regular exercise and not eating leftovers off the boyz' plates, dammit.)

k e r r y said...

I never make new year's resolutions because I never stick to it! But - I do have a resolution this year and it's to stop saying "yeah." It's "yes" not "yeah!"

Tuesday Girl said...

I am not making resolutions instead I am making a list with my husband of things we want to do in our life. then we will plan to cross at least 2-3 a year!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

I still need to write down my list of goals too. My hubby is trying to eat better too - they do get a little cranky when they cut down on the calories, don't they?

Great Fishful Thinking resolution too - it was fun "meeting" you last night on the call. I'd love to have you link up for Fishful Thinking Thursdays when you can. :)


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