Archive for the ‘goals’ Category



I am very, very proud to announce that I have accomplished one of my Operation Quality of Life 2009 goals! My VISA card is now paid off! HOORAAYYYYYY! Advertisements

Part of my approach to Operation Quality of Life 2009 is that it is completely okay for me to change my goals as the weeks, months, and year goes on. I don’t want to feel badly about these goals; I’d rather they feel doable and exciting and real. The first few days of January, I […]

An early start


Rosy cheeks Originally uploaded by marianne.h I got started on Operation Quality of Life 2009 tonight. Adam and I got changed and drove up to the community centre after dinner to check out their gym. It’s significantly cheaper than most gyms in Vancouver, but wasn’t lacking in equipment. Half an hour on the elliptical showed […]

Yesterday, I told you that in early August, I made a plan. I was tired of living my life passively and decided to take control of my life and my goals. This week marks 4 months since I started my plan, and I’m going to use this week to describe my plan and how it […]

I made a plan


At the beginning of August, I made a plan. I had been having a rough week. I had been having a rough year, if I’m honest with myself, but I kept that pretty boxed up. Lots of great things were happening, and I was overjoyed at the positive parts of my life. I just kept […]

I spent the two days last week in motivational interviewing training at work. While the other staff members at the training deal directly with our clients, I work in the admin section, very removed from the one-on-one work. The training was much more applicable for them, but for me, it was a good view into […]

TGU: Weeks 2-4


I wrote this on Sunday, May 18, and forgot to post it. Whoops! To be honest, life got the better of me over the last few weeks, and I fell behind on The Great Unclutter. I’m back on track now, thanks to a well-timed long weekend! I’m spending today really making a dent in the […]

In honour of the kickoff of their new Body Image section, BlogHer has put out a call for letters to our bodies. The letters posted so far have been heartwarming and heartbreaking. You can read other bloggers letters to their bodies from the list at BlogHer. This is my letter to my body, which may […]

Making a Date


I have to admit, I didn’t take my two walks last week. What I did do, though, was a mini-workout on four different days. That counts for something, though it’s not what I was going to commit to. I’ve been making the excuse that I need new shoes. It’s true, I do, but the ones […]

Yesterday went alright. I did, in fact, stay in my pj’s most of the day, but I also did our meal-planning for the week, and exercised while I watched Desperate Housewives. Adam and I made a mutual decision to hold off on grocery shopping until we know what his work schedule will be like for […]