in retrospect

Thursday, July 17, 2008

a great fellow blogger brookem recently posted a 6 month check up on her new years resolutions.

i thought this was a fabulous blog idea and i immediately went to my first ever blog post dated january 2, 2008 (yeah i'm still a newbie), to remind myself what i wrote.

it seriously feels so long ago that i made the list because so much has changed - like people actually reading my blog now! well all 48 members of my family do.

upon looking at my 2008 resolutions i realized that my list sucked! i should have gotten way more creative, guess i'll have to save that for 2009. it is what it is though and i still need to check in on the list.

so here are my 2008 resolutions in no particular order with half way through the year updates:

"work out and eat right (this has been my go to resolution since around 1990)"
-well the working out thing happened for a little bit. i joined the downtown ymca and had a personal trainer
-i haven't been to the gym in months, $40 down the tube each month - FAIL
-i have 8 personal training sessions waiting for me, already paid for. maybe i should use them huh?
-eating right has only recently been happening for me
-vegan eating is still awesome and working, 15 pounds down

"stop buying designer bags (this is going to be a tough one)"
-i have bought ONE designer bag (my gorgeous red chloe) in the last 6 months, but it's an improvement people!
-it's still a FAIL though
-but in my defense how could i not buy the bag when i had customer service like this???

"stop instantly judging people (this is going to be a REALLY tough one)"
-BWAHAHAHA!
-HUGE FAIL need to work on it
-who was i trying to kid in making this?

"let the past be the past and instead of dwelling on it learn from it (this one is going to be easy)"
- i was right from the beginning, this one WAS easy
-success! boys shmoys

"put the cellphone away when i have had too many glasses of pinot noir (my roommate has a similar no drunk texting resolution that i think is brilliant)"
-um, i think this is a half win half fail for me.
-instead of drunk texting i have been drunk emailing from my blackberry - oh the shame.
-but i haven't really had any interesting boys these past 6 months that i wanted to make stupid drunk texts/calls to. must work on that!

"START MY BLOG!!!!!!!"
-success!
-obviously 6 and a half months later i'm still trucking away, GO ME!

so there you have it - i bet the majority of my friends and family that have been reading the plum from day one are pretty shocked i have kept this little piece of the internet going for as long as i have.

here's to another 6 months - cheers.

what's your 6 month update? would you give yourself a pass or fail grade?

25 comments:

  1. the only new years resolution i made was to break my addiction to retail, and i think i did. now i'm only giving myself 2 months out of the year to shop for clothes... june (for summer) and december (after christmas day for sales and winter stuff). so far so good. i didn't buy anything till june arrived, and since june has passed i havent bought anything either... waiting till december. it's rought, but im sticking to it!

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  2. Mmm - cautiously passing. I am meeting some of the big stuff, but have not been so good on the small stuff.

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  3. Passing, but nowhere near an A on the getting into shape thing, sadly. I have definitely gotten off my ass, but I'll be damned if those pounds aren't stubborn bastards.

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  4. Fifteen pounds! You're wasting away, girl!

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  5. I stopped making resolutions. I don't need even MORE yardsticks to measure my failure because I have two kids who already do that for me on a daily basis.

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  6. Does drunk texting old roomies that you love them count? Hee hee. I can't wait to see you!

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  7. By Lex Lexy Loo!!

    I'll miss yoouuu!!

    I don't know what I'm going to doooo,

    Not seeing you for a week or twooo!

    (or 3, but that didn't rhyme. )

    I'll call you later!!

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  8. My resolution has been the same for the past three years. Eat dinner before drinking. Sounds easy enough, not a lot of pressure there, but I still only manage about a 50% success rate. Meh.

    how do you manage to eat vegan all the time, I'd surely slip up after a night out on the town.

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  9. I'm a genius who set herself up to win. My resolution was to have no resolutions. I shouted only drunkinly new years eve "I'm going to be happy another year" so far so good.

    One thing I've learned in this life, is that I don't want to give myself any reason to dislike me. I worked too hard to love myself to set myself up for failure. I sound so smart. I should write a book or something.

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  10. Alexis!!! 15 Pounds!! That is freakin' awesome. I gave up on New Years Resolutions a long time ago, so I guess I give myself an "A" for not even trying!! :)

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  11. Oops I said Alexis....I meant AlexAAAAA!!!! Maybe I should make the resolution to get people's names right!

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  12. I didn't do a resolution this year other than "stick to what you've been doing and improve as best you can"

    I gotta say, I'm passing on all counts. Ha!

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  13. I was sort of half and half on mine. And I would never try to stop being judgmental. It's what makes me me, and gives me so much blog fodder...

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  14. I'd like to think that I'm not an absolute fail, but I'm definitely not half and half. Maybe 30-70. Gah. I'm a big FAIL.

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  15. I don't do resolutions. So, therefore, I can't even rate myself. Hahaha. Though, I'm terribly failing at trying to lose weight before my wedding. Thankfully, I won't cry if I'm still pudgy come October. See how motivated I am?! ha.

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  16. excuse me...15 lbs!??? what is on this vegan diet of yours? i think i may need to try it. seriously, i want a menu of what you eat :)

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  17. you've done pretty damn good to me!

    oh god, and judging? i judge too. i judge the hell out of things and it's really something im trying to work on.

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  18. This is the first year I didn't make any resolutions. I always try to come up with something creative and I drew a blank this year so in that sense I failed.

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  19. The only resolution I made was to be better looking than the year before.

    I have failed

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  20. I really didn't have any resolutions- but if I did, I'm sure I wouldn't have stuck with them.

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  21. Yay for conquering two of the resolutions. As for the others, you have the rest of the year...

    I never write mine down anymore because I know I'm going to fail. How awful is that? Yeah.

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  22. I'd say that if you make any sort of progress toward your resolution then it's a success not fail. Especially if you've only bought one designer bag!!

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  23. What a fantastic idea. Great idea. :)

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  24. pass/fail... hmmm i think im neither. i would give myself a B-. better than average, but needs improvement!
    im gonna do my recap tonight!!!!
    yay

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