Are you really better if you are replacing one bad habit with a new one? Have you really made any change if you just take one thing you did and supplement it with something new?

In my latest journey with weight lose I have realized I have done a lot of replacement. Some of it good, instead of eating junk food I tend to eat fruits and veggies. Some of it not so good, instead of eating when I am bored, I have turned to shopping when I am bored. And man, I have been really bored lately! I mean, I know most people like to buy new things here and there... but lately I have had URGES to go shopping! I get home from work and I am like a magnet to the mall. Its really a new bad habit I need to replace with something else. But, at least I'm not eating when I am bored! Another replacement that is BAD is, I have stopped going to starbucks but I have started to drink Diet Soda. I have never been huge on soda but lately I have been drinking Diet Dr Pepper like I own stock in the place! I need to get that under control asap!

But, I also want to say, I am thankful and blessed I can go shopping when I want too, and I have the financial means to buy things for myself. I am praying for the people in Haiti. The people who call Haiti their home, the people who have been called there for search and rescue, the people who are going there to help in the relief efforts. God has a plan, it might not be seen by us all right now, but God has a plan. I believe its already working, Haiti has needed recognition for a long time, I wish it could have been under different circumstances, but it is getting the recognition and hopefully it can be rebuilt. until then, I will pray and do what I can from here. I have hope for Haiti.


New Year... New Decade...

This year I have decided to work on a few things... I made a Top Ten for 2010 list for this year. I like goals. I love organization. I love being planned out, I even asked Joey if I could plan to be more spontaneous... he told me no, but I think I can! I want to share my goals with you so I can have some accountability. I want to share my goals because I want to make them more permanent. I want to share my goals because maybe it will help someone else make their own. So drum roll please... here we go:

Kate's Top Ten of 2010:
Long Term Goals:
1. Sign up for the P.F. Chang's Half Marathon for 2011- I will train by running the # of miles for the month # of the year.
2. Go to 52 WW meetings and NEVER be over my goal weight
3. Be a more positive/happier person by taking control of my attitude and not letting other people bring me down
4. Be less Stressed- Find an outlet for my stress: through running, yoga, reading, puzzles, etc...
5. Make myself a priority- Reward/treat myself with:pedicure, clothes, shoes, trips, etc- once a month
6. Make family more of a priority- Call my brother at least once a week, hang out with my Mom and Dad more, visit my sister and her husband at their home
7. Don't let my bank account go below a certain amount
8. Save up $3000 by spending more wisely (This will be really hard for multiple reasons but its the effort that counts, right?)
9. Pay off my Best Buy Credit Card (the only credit card I have)
10. Go to a City I have never been too... Washington D.C., Chicago, Nashville, Boston, Seattle....

Graduate College (May 13th, 2010)

I also have broken the year down into Six 8-10 week chunks to do short term goals!
I told you I like to be planned out! But what I decided is that I will have short term goals to work on during the year along with my other goals, I was going to make all the goals already but decided it would be best for me to wait until the time and pick a goal that is more prevalent for that time!

Short Term Goals:
1. Jan 1st, 2010- March 4th, 2010- I am going to try to work out 3x a week for at least an hour
2. March 5th, 2010-April 30th, 2010- TBD
3. May 1st,2010- July 3rd,2010- TBD
4. July 4th, 2010- September 10th, 2010- TBD
5. September 11th, 2010- November 5th, 2010-TBD
6. November 6th, 2010- December 31st, 2010-TBD

My Motto for this year is: If Nothing Changes... Nothing Changes.

Hope you have a great New Year!
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