Goals for 2012

For some reason, I’m not ok with New Year resolutions. Resolutions seem doomed for failure, don’t they?  Only 46% of resolutions made, make it past 6 months. Kind of sad, huh? Instead of making resolutions, I make goals at the beginning of each year. Most of the time, I don’t even bother making goals at the first of the year, but this year is a bit different.

I made 3 main goals for myself this year, that I’d like to share (all of which were made before Christmas, so Christmas 2012 is my deadline):

#1 loose 30 lbs by Christmas

Funny thing is, both the Bestie and I made the same goal, with out knowing it!

At less than a lb per week, I should be able to make this happen. My plan? Yoga every day, some form of cardio 3 days a week (still trying to figure out what will work for me, since running is a no go & I’m petrified of bicycles), drinking a healthy amount of water, eating more veggies than carbs and cutting back on my sugar intake. I’m not trying to be skinny, rather, I want to be healthy and get to the point where daily exercise is a habit.  Don’t get me started on people who think skinny feels better than “fat”. Healthy feels better than unhealthy, no matter what weight you are!!


#2 Only use fabric from my stash

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Isn’t this lovely? If only my stash were as prettily displayed. Or that small….

Like most seamstresses, I have a huge stash of fabric, just waiting to be used. Right after Christmas, I went through my highboy dresser and organized all of my fabric. My poor dresser was overflowing into piles around my sewing room, crying to be put away. As I worked my way through it all, I’d start to remember what project each fabric was for. Most of it had been sitting around for 4 years! “Self,” I said, “no more buying fabric until you use all this up!” While I can by notions, like interfacing, buttons, zippers, etc. all fabric I use this year has to come out of my stash.


#3 Make all of Emmaline’s clothes

Along with #2, I can only make Emmaline’s clothes, not buy them. My hubby had my serger fixed for me for Christmas, so there’s no excuses. Underwear and socks will be purchased, but the rest has to be homemade. As she only wears dresses, I think I can do it.


Let’s hope I can stick to my guns!!  I’m off to a good start, since I already made one dress for Emmaline using 2 yds of fabric I bought a year ago.  I’ll post about it a day or so, once I can get her to stand still for a few photos.

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  1. bestie

     /  January 8, 2012

    i love that you say “self, no more”. i forgot to weigh myself but i walked boo every day and shredded.


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