Resolutions: Then and Now
It’s been a busy year.
But since the year is almost over, I wanted to take a post and review all my resolutions from last year. Just to keep myself honest you see.
One at a time…
300 Posts. I think I pretty much met this goal. I might be a few posts short, but I figure I made up for it with photos that I’ve posted under Daily Snaps (More like Weekly Snaps but whatever). All-in-all I feel like I’ve really hit a stride with my posting schedule and while it sometimes seems like a lot, I really enjoy writing everyday. I count this one as a success.
Meat Four Times a Week. I think this one was kind of a bad goal because it was hard to keep track of. The good news is that I’ve reduced my meat intake from a year ago, without a doubt. And the meat I do buy, I try to buy the best I can find. These days Betsy and I eat a lot more vegetables and whole grains accented with the occasional piece of meat which I think is how it should be.
I’ll count it as a half win since I can’t actually verify that I ate meat only four times a week.
Brew a Batch of Beer. FAIL. I still owe you all this one. I have an idea for it… just need to pull the trigger.
Lose 10 Pounds. A half success. Literally. I started the year at 185 and I’m hitting 180 these days. Five pounds isn’t a lot, but it’s 50% of what I wanted to lose so I’ll take it.
Finish The Book. I did! It’s finished! It’s an ebook called 55 Knives and I’m really happy with how it turned out.
So all-in-all, I think I did okay on these in 2010 given the busy year I had.
But enough of the past, let’s talk about the future! Here’s a few goals I have for 2011!
Brew a Batch of Beer. Repeat. But seriously. I’m going to do it. I’m also going to write up a quick guide on how you can do it on the cheap. It’s going to be solid.
Do Some Canning. I really want to get into canning/pickling/etc. Now that I actually have space to store the stuff in, I want to do it. It seems a bit like a lost art. I’ll post on this sometimes, but I get the impression that people who are interested in canning already know how to do it. But leave a comment if there’s anything specific that you’d like to see a canning post on.
Grow a Garden. I have the space and it’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for years. I’ll definitely post photos of it and you’ll obviously see the various vegetables in recipe posts (assuming things I plant actually GROW).
Freelance Articles. I’d like to write at least one (hopefully more) freelance food articles in an actual publication. While it would obviously be drop-dead-unbelievable to be in something like Bon Appétit, I’ll probably set my sights a bit more realistic.
Hit and maintain 175. I’m pretty sure that’s my ideal weight. I’m gonna nail it this year and maintain it.
Those are my goals for 2011! As you can see, a lot of them are Do-It-Yourself goals which is a direction in which I’d like to continue pushing myself.
So, do you have any goals for the new year? Food-related or not. Leave a comment!
Cool 2011 design by [Mooi].