Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The New Year's Resolutions are still intact!

For once in my lifetime, I am doing pretty well with my New Year's Resolutions. I thought I would fill you in since it has been almost a month since I swore I would change my ways! If you need refreshing on my NYR's, please check out this post.


I have been doing my best on the organization front. Some of my new tactic do include some pink and green finds, including these precious file folders that I found at T.J. Maxx the other day for $2 for a set of 10 (continue to read to see how I am doing on controlling the shopping). My closet is the most organized that I have ever seen it. I have everything color coded! And last but not least, I have started using my iCal calendar, which has proven to be invaluable. I always know where I am supposed to be when. Here is a little preview of my organized desk...


As for losing weight... I don't think that I have done that well with that one. BUT I have not relied on fast food nearly as much as I used to, and my diet has included much more fruits and vegetables. Oh and I have actually been working out a little here and there. Overall, I am feeling better and making healthier decision, minus the Lofthouse cookies that are sitting in my pantry! What I am struggling with the most is my addiction to Diet Coke. I know that it causes you to retain water weight. I must have at least 2 or 3 cans a day or I transform from Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde! Please fill me in if you have any tips on how to cut the caffeine cravings!

On the job front... I don't officially start until May, but they have me doing a lot of pre-planning. I have kept up with the the work load pretty well, and it makes me get more excited every day. I thank God constantly that I have a stable job to go to right after graduation. In this economy, I know that it is becoming a rare find.

Last, and certainly one of the hardest NYR's to keep up with is my shopping addiction. I have done EXTREMELY well with this one. As you have seen on the blog, occasionally I will pick up some inexpensive happy's, but that doesn't break the bank account. I finally convinced myself that I do not need anything else to put on my body and that includes shoes (there is a post in the works for that situation). I want to keep the junk (oops... I mean things) to a minimal because I will have to schlep it away from here at the beginning of May. Yes, it is hard to resist the sales right now; but I have managed to control myself fairly well.

8 comments:

Kappa Prep said...

Congrats on really following through with your resolutions, that is wonderful! You desk looks fantastic and I adore all your file folders. I wish I could offer you a DC solution, but I am not a soda person and therefore am not the girl to ask. That is SO wonderful about your job and we are all just so very lucky to be employed! Here is to 2009 being a FANTASTIC year for us bloggers!

Preppy 101 said...

I absolutely love your desk and file folders, etc. So, so cute. That makes organization fun!!!

Ruggy13 said...

I'm assuming that by not drinking diet coke, you'd like to drink water. SO, what kind of pushed me away was adding lemon and splenda to water. I liked it so much that some days i would prefer that over DC. It tastes almost like lemonade! before you know it you've cut back on dc! good luck!

Kate said...

Go you! I didn't even make any resolutions.

I love the file folders.

How exciting you have a job post-graduation. I am applying right now :)

Love_Life_ Shoes said...

Do a gradual switch to Caffeine Free Diet Coke, its much easier to go from 3 cans a day of C-F Diet Coke than regular Diet Coke, That was one of my goals this year too, to cut WAY back on Diet Coke because its so bad for you with the Aspartame in it. I can't drink caffeine, so I only drink c-f Diet coke...its been easier, I drink lots of oj and grape juice now...

Southern Belle said...

Whew, LP you organizer you! I left you something on my blog

The Cape House said...

Good job with the resolutions. I love those folders! I think I might be inspired to get organized if I had such a cute way to do it.

Preppy 101 said...

I tagged you!!