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January 9, 2010

I’m not really one for making new years resolutions, but there are a few things I want to do this year. I thought if I put them up on my blog for all to see maybe I might stand a slim chance of sticking to some of them!

Firstly, I MUST lose weight this year. At the end of 2008 I did really well, losing nearly 3 stone. Sadly, I’ve put all this and more back on last year so I’m back to square 1. I’ve lost count how many times in the last few months people have assumed I am pregnant and I can’t take the embarrassment anymore! I have about 4 stone to lose 😦

Secondly, I am only going to craft from my stash of fabric, yarn, ribbon, paper etc. As I’ve mentioned previously, I am lucky enough to stay at home and look after my children and am using all my spare money to get my business off the ground. I must not spend any more on craft goodies. I saw a great Craft Neutral Challenge by Vonnie over at adventures of a lady in training, which I’m going to join in with.

A very small part of my fabric stash.

Thirdly, I want to try out more recipes for family mealtimes. I sometimes get stuck in a rut doing the same meals over and over again and whilst we enjoy them, it would be good to try a new recipe each week. I shall dig out my cookbooks and blog some of my favourites.

Lastly, I want to get more organised. I can’t see this ever happening but I am going to give it my best shot! My first task is to tackle the dining room, which has turned into the dumping ground. We used to hide all my crafting stuff and extra junk in the spare room but as that is now Grace’s bedroom, it has all migrated to the dining room. I have started sorting through the fabric and must not get distracted and start making things!

I’d love to hear if you’ve made any resolutions this year and whether you stick to them. Any tips would be greatly received 🙂

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Alex permalink
    January 10, 2010 8:44 am

    To be honest all your resolutions sound very familiar to me… except I would kill for a dining room… our house is small just the lounge and the kitchen and with 2 adults, 2 children a cat and a dog it sometimes feels a litle crowded…lol

    I don’t like the idea of going on a diet… as I always seem to put more ack on and then some… I think this year I will just try to be a healthier eater and avoid all the scrummy naughty stuff… wish me luck! ;D

    and postive cyber vibes sent your way to help you on your many tasks…

  2. Ask Delia permalink
    January 10, 2010 9:14 am

    These could be my resolutions! I have also vowed to lose weight, I’ve given myself a 1 stone target although after I achieve this there will be more to lose. I need to make better use of my gym subs. I have decided to finish all WIPs and UFOs before starting on any other projects and to shop my stash where at all possible in order to achieve this. My other biggie is to stop wasting so much time on the internet/facebook/blogland which may enable me to achieve the first two. (Not doing too well with that one!)

    As for cooking , I started a while ago when laid up following foot surgery, to write 7 days of menus at a time, each week using a different one of my very many cook books. I then use that menu to compile my shopping list/make good use of leftovers which means only one trip to the supermarket and cash savings to be made, not to mention the time saved wondering what to cook each day. Try it, I’m sure it will be helpful.


  3. amylane permalink*
    January 11, 2010 11:07 am

    Alex – you’re right, I’m launching on more of a healthy eating regime rather than a specific diet. Have tried every diet under the sun and always put the weight back on. A lifestyle change is the only way to do it.

    Penny – that’s exactly what I’ve started doing. On a Sunday I’m trying to sit down and plan the meals for the following week. Hoping it will make me eat more healthily and save me money. I must also spend less time on the internet!

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