Yes, I've not blogged in FOREVER. I haven't had anything to say that didn't sound like whining to me, so I didn't impose it on y'all.
I'm planning on being back now. Not that it's a RESOLUTION or anything. I have goals, not 'resolutions'. SMART goals - specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-limited goals.
Some of them have to do with our finances: reduce debt by $12K this year, and increase savings by $5K. These aren't the most realistic and achievable, but I'm aiming high this year. Last year was all about surviving, and nothing more. Of course, this means that my spending money will be just as limited this year as it was last year. And I'm considering selling my blood plasma for a bit of extra income.
Yeah, I also have fitness goals. I want to drop my blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides. To do these things, yes, it's lose weight, exercise, and work on stress management. I started exercising, some, while I was away from the blog. I kicked it up at the end of December. My upper body is unhappy right now, due to yesterday's workout, but at least my butt isn't complaining about the bicycle seat any more. If I EVER got the tendonitis in my arm reduced I'll get back to pumping some iron. My minimum weight goal (notice that here, unlike finances, I'm NOT aiming high?) is to drop 25 pounds this year, about two pounds a month. Diet specific goal is to eat at least 5 servings of fruit and veggies a day, and aim for 9 servings. Right now having even 5 is being a challenge.
So, that's what's up here right now. What's new with you?