Happy New Year! 2010 in Review

Happy New Year to all.

I will be back to normal posting soon. In the meantime, here is an overview of wonderful things that have happened this past year…

Last year’s resolutions.

I wanted to learn a new language (didn’t do this), go to Hawaii (yes!), I cultivated patience, I ate more fried rice, ate less meat, I didn’t drink more Kombucha, I did drink less diet soda (overall), and I ended the year on a yoga streak (though I’m not sure I did much yoga throughout the whole year).

The Warrior Challenge (intenSati).

This was a month-long challenge to do 3+ classes a week of intenSati at one of New York’s poshest gyms. I had fun, and learned a lot.

Good conversations with good friends about behavioral change.

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And also about drinking tea (yum) and eating kabocha.

Eating Fats.

The great fat experiment went well overall. I learned a lot about what my body needs. One thing to note is that it needs (a lot of) animal fats, so I will try to include more this year.

Trying acupuncture.

This was for stress and hormone stuff. Unfortunately at the time I wasn’t ready to commit to everything that I needed to do for acupuncture to work properly, so I quit after two sessions. I may give this another shot sometime though.

How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

This post was written as a response to anyone who doubts that vegetarians (or even vegans) can get enough protein on an animal-free diet. I don’t know the answer to this – I know that I need animal protein, but maybe not everyone does. My opinion on protein has changed (for the better) since I wrote the post. I’m now more into a high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carb lifestyle.

Random favorites.

Including macrobiotic meals and fast food. I try not to limit myself too much.

Trailmaking and Wedding Planning.

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Bobby and I went to NJ for the weekend and helped my dad build a trail. Lots of fun – hoping to do more things like that this year.

IBS Management.

I came up with a plan for my IBS – my IBS Management Plan. I didn’t stick to it as much as I would have liked. This year one of my resolutions is to get it under control as much as possible! Recent changes in my eating (eating more fats, fewer grains, more protein) have helped a lot.

Job changes – from full-time to part-time… (And back to full-time again, later in the year.)

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Which meant more time to blog, more time to take a class (linguistics), and more time for my favorites like papaya salad and fresh cherries.

Discovery: eating mindfully.

Which later on led to…

And then, oh yeah…

I GOT MARRIED!

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We were married in a Quaker meeting house and the reception was in my parents’ (beautiful) side yard. Here is my other wedding recap. (Guest posts listed there – had lots of good ones!)

Then we…

Went to Hawaii!

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We had two glorious weeks on the beaches of Maui. Oh how I want to go back.

Walking talk (about how it is awesome).

How to Get Glowing Skin (very popular post).

I turned 24.

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Had to have a kabocha scone for dessert on my birthday.

Project Food Blog.

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(Didn’t get very far.)

The Hunger Diaries happened.

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My Macro Plate Recipe.

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Finally revealed it.

College-visiting with my sister.

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(She got into her first choice! Not Brown, which is where we went that weekend.)

Highlights of the Fear and/or Sanity Weekend.

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We took a weekend trip down to DC – so fun. Love the short hair.

And again… happy new year!

28 Comments on Happy New Year! 2010 in Review

  1. clare
    2 January, 2011 at 11:30 pm (4 years ago)

    maggies back!!?? hooray!

    • Maggie
      3 January, 2011 at 8:55 pm (4 years ago)

      yes!! i’m back. and better than ever :D

  2. Katy
    2 January, 2011 at 11:43 pm (4 years ago)

    Happy New Year, Maggie! Glad you’re back :)
    xxx

    • Maggie
      3 January, 2011 at 8:56 pm (4 years ago)

      @katy: thanks!! glad to BE back.

  3. caronae
    2 January, 2011 at 11:59 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m glad that we’re both back Maggie! Here is to a very happy 2011!

    • Maggie
      3 January, 2011 at 8:56 pm (4 years ago)

      @caronae: happy 2011 to you too!

    • Maggie
      3 January, 2011 at 8:56 pm (4 years ago)

      @christina: me too! i missed it.

  4. The Dainty Pig
    3 January, 2011 at 12:58 am (4 years ago)

    Yay!!
    So happy you are back :)
    I’ve been missin’ you!
    xoxo

    • Maggie
      3 January, 2011 at 8:57 pm (4 years ago)

      @the dainty pig: missing you too!

  5. sophia
    3 January, 2011 at 1:25 am (4 years ago)

    Yay! Happy New Year, Maggie! I’m happy to see you back! :D

    • Maggie
      3 January, 2011 at 8:57 pm (4 years ago)

      @sophia: me too! taking a break makes blogging more fun. for me anyway :)

  6. Nicole
    3 January, 2011 at 7:00 am (4 years ago)

    happy new year!!
    i’m happy you’re back :)

    • Maggie
      3 January, 2011 at 8:57 pm (4 years ago)

      @Nicole: thanks :)

  7. Abby
    3 January, 2011 at 7:38 am (4 years ago)

    I figured you wouldn’t stay gone long ;)
    Happy New Year!

    • Maggie
      3 January, 2011 at 8:58 pm (4 years ago)

      @abby: I couldn’t stay away… ;) happy new year to you too!

  8. melissa @ the delicate place
    3 January, 2011 at 8:43 am (4 years ago)

    hey welcome back! happy new year! random side bar: i was just recently diagnosed with ibs. so i’ve had to drop my fat/protein intake a bit to adjust. def a learning experience. main triggers are too much fat at once and stressing too much!

    • Maggie
      3 January, 2011 at 8:59 pm (4 years ago)

      @melissa: yeah, i kind of did some experimenting in dec (going nuts with fat/protein) and it left me a bit of a mess! i’m taking ibs more seriously now, and for the last week or so i have felt much better. hope to hear more tips from you too :)

  9. Beth @ To the Fullest
    3 January, 2011 at 11:59 am (4 years ago)

    You’re going to be blogging again? YAY! I thought you were out for good.

    • Maggie
      3 January, 2011 at 8:59 pm (4 years ago)

      @beth: I thought so too! but I couldn’t stay away. Happy new year :)

  10. Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover
    3 January, 2011 at 12:49 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow – 2010 was definitely a successful year to you, girl!
    Let’s hope 2011 is even better :D
    Happy New Year!
    xoxo

    • Maggie
      3 January, 2011 at 8:59 pm (4 years ago)

      @gabriela: thanks! happy new year to you too.

  11. Gaby
    3 January, 2011 at 9:39 pm (4 years ago)

    Mags! I’m so glad you’re back! I can’t wait to hear about how your 2010 rounded out. Here’s to 2011 being the best year ever and including more (possibly) permanent trips to ny!

    • Maggie
      3 January, 2011 at 9:45 pm (4 years ago)

      @Gaby: me too! hope we get a chance to talk soon :):)

  12. Marina
    3 January, 2011 at 9:53 pm (4 years ago)

    Glad you’re back! :)

  13. Cindy
    11 January, 2011 at 5:28 pm (4 years ago)

    OH MY GOSH I didn’t think you’d be back.

    I pop in here and there to SEE but I’d almost stopped checking.

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
    Maggie is back.

    Welcome to 2011 and let’s have a great year my friend!
    xoxoxo

  14. Stephanie
    2 March, 2011 at 4:55 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow. I just found out you are back. I’m so glad! Looking forward to catching up with your posts and to see how you do with the acupuncture if you are able to continue with it.

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