Friday, December 27, 2013

So Long 2013, It's Been Real and Fun!

Here is my annual end of the year recap.

For the Johnstons 2013 was all about continued wed bliss. We celebrated 2 years of marriage in June. We've had a relatively low key year. Nothing to exciting. Brent is still loving his job. He got a new route and has been prospering there. He's grown so much.
He really is the best.
We were able to pay ALL our bills off this year. We are debt free. Naturally, we're saving for a house now and new car for me...hopefully! :) Outside of our normal living expense we don't have to throw money away to those evil credit card companies! Lol! Just a student loan company...which is just as bad! But I've started to coupon! Santa got me a binder for Christmas, so I'm super OCD organized! I'm going to be taking that into full force in 2014...grow my stockpile!

Our families have hit a couple bumps in the road but everyone seems to recovering and 2014 should be an incredible year for them. We love seeing our nephew and niece grow up and be little hellions! It's been so much fun watching them become little people. Boy, do my sister and brother in law have their hands full!! HAHAHA! 

As for me 2013 has been such an incredible year. I've achieved so many things that I never thought I would achieve! From losing 100 pounds by January 2013 to quitting my job to training for a half marathon to celebrating being 1 year post op. This has been an incredible year health wise for me. I'm the healthiest I've been my adult life...hell my WHOLE life. My regular doctor is super impressed with all my progress, my surgeon and his team are all blown away, and I'm just plain proud of myself. If you told me a year ago all this would've happened...I wouldn't have believed you.

I've tried so many things I never thought I would do. I'm emerged from the fat cocoon. I'm training for my half marathon in March, I'm cooking and trying new foods, My style is completely different. Okay well not really, I'm mostly in work out clothes now but I'm actually using them for their purpose. I chopped my hair off, which I liked but I think I liked my long hair more. I'm taking care of a student loan, so I can go back to school in Fall 2014. And all this happened in ONE year...I can't imagine what 2014 is going to have in store. I don't know if it can top the past couple of years.
But we'll see...Let's go 2014!!

Lastly, I don't believe in New Year's Resolutions because I don't stick to them and honestly I've achieved the only one I use to set.
Losing weight.
This year, and from here I out, I'm setting goals.

My 2014 Goals:

1. Complete my first half.
2. Train and find a full marathon.
3. Lose 200 lbs total.
4. Try a new type of exercise each month. Such as, spinning, crossfit...etc.
5. Turn my blog into something big.
6. Continue to save, with couponing and savings.
7. And to just to have the best 2014 ever.

I hope you guys have a great and successful 2014. And may 2013 go out with a bang!


  1. You had such an amazing year and I'm so proud of you for all that you've accomplished. 2014 is going to be even more amazing!

  2. Thanks Jodi!! I can't wait to read your recap blog!! I know 2014 is going to be awesome for you and the mister!