The end already? Oh my goodness!
My 10 goals for the challenge were:
1. Lose 5 pounds in January and maintain (starting is 122.6).
I didn’t do this. I actually gained weight. I’m disappointed.
2. Sign up for a new dating site in February (assuming Mr. Amazing doesn’t waltz in before that).
I signed up for eHarmony and went on two dates with one guy, I have one planned for tomorrow and started talking to a third guy. I also got matched with a lot of guys that are not for me and not in my area. One man I went to high school with (awkward) and the big brother of someone I went to college with (also kinda awkward). It had been on my mind, so I’m glad I did it and it expanded my horizons.
3. Climb the seven summits of Phoenix in seven days.
I did this over one rainy weekend and it was fun. It felt like a very big accomplishment and I’m really proud of this one!
4. Make a real meal at least once a week.
This goal really helped me focus on pre-planning and eating good things, it’s a great habit I started!
5. Adopt a pet.
I didn’t do this although I was close a few times, but I feel like I’m still not in the right spot for it and although I know there’s never a perfect time for it, I’m still going to wait for a better time.
6. Get a bike and decrease my gas usage.
I got a bike a few weeks ago and am working on getting comfortable on it by riding mostly for fun and exercise right now. I hope to get a basket and a lock next month to make commuting and errand running doable.
7. Write my guest post for The Chick Lit Bee.
I wrote my guest post early in the year about a topic I just love to write about – dating and men and dating men!
8. Roll over my 401(k)s.
Success! Thank goodness! I’ve had them hanging over my head since April 2008 and June 2009 and am so glad I made this a goal, for some reason it gave me the extra push to actually do it!
9. Do six things with friends (happy hours, game nights, etc.).
I did this pretty quickly and then had a very dry spell in terms of friends, but it’s been getting better again lately with old and new friends.
10. Find and participate in a volunteer opportunity.
I volunteered times two since the beginning of the year and discovered I really like it and have a few more opportunities lined up.
I am happy with my 80%. Did I have a productive winter? At times it felt like no, not really, but looking back at this list and knowing there are more things I accomplished and am proud of too, I guess I’d have to say yes.
Thanks Amy for hosting a great challenge and being our always-optimistic leader for the last three months despite going through some heavy personal stuff. I’m so excited for the Spring Fever Challenge!