One of my goals for 2011 is to lose weight. I am proud to say one month later I lost 5 pounds in the month of January! I also cut extra salt out of my diet. That was hard! I have heard or read somewhere it takes 21 days to make something a habit. I used to salt food without even tasting it! Lots of salt. I needed to SEE the salt crystals on my food. Now I use other things such as Mrs. Dash and I am learning how to use other spices. I had a friend tell me about salt substitutes and to use sea salt instead of regular salt. That is suppose to be healthier. I didn't want to substitute my habit. I want to cut it out. I have learned I abuse salt. Sounds funny when I type it. BUT I have been using salt in an unhealthy way.
Another goal I have is to read 40 books this year. I love to read but I have put this on the back burner. Text books for school, reading books to Matthew and the girls I babysit and reading Aspen's books (I will sometimes read her books just to see what she is reading) will not count toward my goal! I need to read books I want to read. So this month I have ............. 2 books toward my goal. I am a little behind but I did over come a reading hurdle. I have learned it is okay to walk away from a book. I was a few chapters into a book and found something incorrect in the book. I then had no desire to finish the book. I tried to keep reading because you have to finish what you started. After wasting a few nights I finally walked away from the book. It was a relief to be able to do that! I have forced myself through books in the past that I did not find interesting. I can't wait to be able to do it again! LOL
For February I will continue working on losing weight. I will lose another 5 pounds this month. I will also read 3 books this month. In February I will send Valentine's cards to family with pictures of the kids and blog at least 3 times a week.