Monday, January 3, 2011

Goals for 2011

That seems more realistic to me than making resolutions . Goals are achievable long term aspirations for something better. Resolutions invariably end up being broken . 2010 was a very good year overall . There were moments of sorrow , but there were also times of great joy . The arrival of our second grandson being one of those . Chantal and Casey's announcement of another baby on the way for 2011 was another .

The goals for 2011 are :

One eat healthier . I have type 2 diabetes . Things had been going well but somehow this fall the wheels came off the bus and I've been struggling to stay on track . I'm tired of being tired so I HAVE to make some changes !

The second part of the equation obviously is exercise . In the past I've tried gym memberships but always failed to stick to it . The plan now is to find activities that I enjoy and give that a shot . Hence the new cross country skis . I tried them out and while it was hard it was fun .

The third of my goals concerns my knitting . I will knit more for charity , socks , hats mittens and maybe even a baby blanket or two . I'll be celebrating a milestone birthday (60) at the end of the year and this seems like a good way to make it more meaningful . The principal recipients will be the Warm Hands Network (rav link) which I found out about through some knitters who visit here . Mike and the grandkids will also be getting some hand knits but for the most part my knitting this year will be going there . I hope to use mostly stash , but will have to buy yarn now and again . Such a hardship , I know ....

My first project for 2011 .


Wanderingcatstudio said...

Eating well is definitely tough for me too. My Dad has type 2 - and is a poster child for all the right things to do! He's very inspiring, and since my physiognomy is very close to his, I've been trying to adjust my diet BEFORE I get diabetes, but it is really, really hard!

CelticCastOn said...

You are so right,exercise is pointless unless you enjoy what you are doing. I hope you find something you like, it makes things so much easier!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

That's a great set of goals. And the Warm Hands Network will certainly appreciate the help!

lexa said...

I'm really hoping our town gets to be the next Village on a Diet. I watched the pilot episode tonight, very good. I think it would be great inspiration!

I knit for Warm Hands, too. I only sent four pairs of socks last year, to I'm hoping to send more this year.

Donna M said...

I really like the goals rather than resolution thing! And you have chosen some good ones for both you and helping others!
Great idea!