Friday, January 29, 2010

Baby Steps

I've spent the last week at work trying to restrain myself from either banging my head against something hard or stabbing myself in the eye with something sharp.

This rotation is just not my speed.

I haven't felt this bored (and belittled) since my Dermatology rotation in medical school.

At least I have an amazing weekend planned. I can't wait to share it with you. Especially since it may be my last weekend of intern year. As in the very last time I have two days in a row off. At least until my next vacation at the end of June.

I decided the best way to keep my hands away from sharp instruments is to join in with Karen and Jennee in seeing how I'm doing on my resolutions. It's the end of a week, and nearly the end of a month, so it works on all fronts.

My 2010 To-Do List

-Lose 5 pounds by May 1st, then another 5 pounds by September 1st.
I've been working out one hour on Wii Fit Plus nearly every day. At first, I was doing really well, but all my munching during board study and eating out during vacation set me back. But I'm down 2 pounds since the first of the year. Even if it means I'm hungry a great deal of the time.

-Be able to touch my toes.
Still can't quite do this. But I'm focusing on Yoga poses on Wii Fit that work on flexibility. And I'm getting closer. I can do it if I "bounce" just a little. But that doesn't count.

-Get my passport.

-Date night with Hubster once a month.
I'm going to guess that catching up on The Office every night doesn't really count. And the family ski trip doesn't really count either. And neither will our family activity tonight. So I'm going with no. We did not have a date night this month.

-Pass the boards the first time.
Boards have been taken. Still waiting to see if I passed.

-Use my crock pot (at least) once a month.
Done for January. I made barbeque chicken. It was very good.

-Finish moving in.
Haven't touched a single box in the garage. But Hubster finally took the suitcases (that we used when we moved here!) out of his closet and put them in the basement. So we've made a small step in that regard.

-Finish moving into this blog.
I've been moving in slowly. I figured out how to do a three column format, which made me do a celebration happy dance in our office. I found a background I really love. (Don't you just love the look of weathered wood?) I'm slowly adding side bar items. I'm working on it. I really want a blog make over. Maybe for my birthday?


So, overall, no big successes. But enough small successes that I feel I'm doing okay. Even if everytime I look outside and there is still snow, I just want to curl up under a blanket with a bag of marshmallows and not come back out until it is warm.

And if you have any tried and true crock pot recipes that might tempt a picky eater who doesn't eat red foods, please send them my direction.


  1. It sounds like you're doing pretty well. Sometimes things start out slow, and then, before you know it, you're done.

    As for the crock pot recipes, I'd recommend checking out this blog:

    This blogger made a goal to use her slow cooker every day for a year. A lot of the recipes actually sound really yummy.

  2. You should check out There are a ton of great recipes on there, and she reviews each one she makes. I've made several off of there, and have loved most of them. I love cooking with my crockpot, but my hubby doesn't love soups/hot liquids, so I try not to use it more than twice a week... :)

    And good for you on working out an hour on the Wii--I love that thing, and am looking forward to having some energy to put towards it again in the near future.

  3. Haha, I totally posted that before I saw the comment before me, sorry.

  4. Sometimes things start out slow, and then, before you know it, you're done.

    Work from home India

  5. Opening line cracked me up! I like your list - A fun way to look at New Years goals... I am trying Seizing My Days ... one day at a time... enjoying the everyday - with a single monthly goal to 'work on' ;) I found your blog - blog hopping :) Visitors, comments and followers are welcome on my baby blog! I would love to see you visit!!

  6. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who has trouble following through with a regular date night. It sounds great in theory, but it's so hard to realistically find the time, money, babysitter, etc. to make date night a reality.

  7. These are great goals! I'm glad you are jumping on the wagon with Karen and I. It's gonna be a good year! Congrats on those 2 pounds and have a fun weekend!

  8. What a great list! And despite being hard on yourself, it sounds like you are making some progress.

  9. Sounds like you are doing well and I heard that Wii Fit is pretty awesome!

    And thanks so much for stopping by Theta Mom - Look forward to blogging with you!