Monday, March 14, 2011


After telling you about my lenten sacrifice (pop, and swearing) I went back and looked at my 101 things in 1,001 days. Let's see if I've made any progress, shall we?

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Start Date: January 5, 2011
Completion Date: October 2, 2013

In Progress is in Italics
Completed is in Bold

1. Visit 3 new states (0/3) Hopefully I'm heading to Tennessee next month!
2. Visit a new country
3. See the Grand Canyon
4. See Mount Rushmore
5. Visit Ground Zero
6. See Golden Gate Bridge
7. Fly first class
8. Go to a blogging conference (Foodbuzz, Blogher, EatWriteRetreat)- Have you read my blog post about Fitbloggin'?
9. Take the train to Duluth
10. See the Vikings play outside of Minnesota

11. Get a brazilian wax
12. Read 10 new books (yes, cookbooks count!)- I have started PW's BHTW
13. Run a 5K
14. Run a 10K
15. Run a 1/2 Marathon
16. Run a Marathon
17. Take a dance class
18. Go on a dance audition
19. Wear a bikini (in public)
20. Ride a motorcycle
21. Play a round of golf
22. Get my tattoo
23. Wear 5" heels
24. Write a list of 25 things I like about myself
25. Walk through a haunted house
26. Go Skydiving
27. Adopt a dog
28. Get my own place
29. Take a ballroom dance class
30. Purchase a DSLR 2/15/11
31. Take a photography class
32. Make a family calendar with photos I've taken
33. See a musical on Broadway
34. Purchase the t-shirt quilt I have been eyeing for 4.5 years

35. Lose 20 lbs

36. Lose 50 lbs
37. Lose 75 lbs
38. Lose 101 lbs
39. Drink 2 liters of water a day for 21 days
40. Run everyday for 21 days
41. Exercise everyday for 21 days
42. Take a daily vitamin for 21 days-I am on the Gummy Vitamin Train!

43. Understand basic html
44. Learn the game of golf
45. Learn to play a song on the guitar
46. Learn to speed read
47. Plant a successful herb garden
48. Get CPR certified
49. Learn to play one card game, really well
50. Learn to knit
51. Knit an infinity scarf
52. Learn to drive a stick shift

53. Purchase Domain name 2/18/11
54. Design (or contract) a personalized header
55. Develop and post 30 new recipes (0/30)
56. Maintain an average of 4.4 posts per week
57. Write 4 guest posts for various blogs- if the opportunity arises (0/4)

58. Complete bachelor's degree
59. Get a full-time job- I am looking every day!
60. Get a freelance writing job
61. Go to 3 networking events (0/3)

62. Purchase an Erin Condren planner, and use it
63. Buy an external hardrive, and organize said hardrive 02/11
64. Get a closet organizer
65. File all of important papers (in a file cabinet)
66. Get rid of all clothes not worn in last 12 months
67. Get ANOTHER shoe organizer

68. Pay off credit cards
69. Save $1,001
70. Save for and purchase a new-to-me car
71. Invest more than the minimum to IRA for 6 months (0/6)

Food and Drink:
72. Drink only water for one week
73. Eat at 10 new(to me) local restaurants
74. Eat in for 1 whole month - I started this in January, and then got sick... and all I could keep down was wonton soup from a local chinese place
75. Give up pop for 1 year
76. Eat at 3 "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" joints (0/3)
77. Try 5 new foods (1/5) (Blood Oranges 03/11,
78. Make, pack, and enjoy a gourmet picnic
79. Visit a local farmer's market 3 times per season (0/9)
80. Host at least 4 dinner parties a year (february 2011,
81. Host a pizza party
82. Serve a gourmet 4-course dinner

83. Start and maintain a monthly away from home date night with Boomer
84. Write and send 1 "Just to say, Hi!" note every month for 6 months (0/6)
85. Start and maintain a bi-weekly girls night with Jules and J
86. Throw a kick ass bachelorette party for Jules
87. Foster relationships with 3 old friends-to the "hanging out/texting" stage (0/3)

88. Write and post 20 Operation Beautiful notes (0/20)
89. Give 5 "just because" gifts (0/5)
90. Volunteer at least 10 hours to a new charity (10 hours each) (0/10)
91. Give Blood
92. Let my sister know how much I appreciate her
93. Raise $300 for ADA's Step Out Walk
94. Actually RUN ADA'a Step Out Walk

95. Get 2 full body massages (0/2)
96. Get hair extensions
97. Get monthly manicure/pedicure from April-September (0/6) - I started early, got 1 in March!
98. Get a professional bra fitting
99. Buy 1 high quality bra

I'm 69 days into this challenge, and while I definitely could be doing more.The verdict is: Ok. There are 4 categories that I am not actively working on an item from. And there are quite a few that I could be working on "inactively." And the ones I am working on, I could definitely be doing more.

In progress: 10 items

Completed: 3 items

I'm 69 days in and it is time to get my butt in gear!

Can you help me with any of my goals? Tips, tricks, or advice?

Do you have a 101 in 1,001 goals list? Link to it in the comments.

My list is a little short, so what would you add?


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