In 2009, I made more serious resolutions than in 2008. Let's check them out.
1. Lose 15 pounds - As of today, I'm 11 pounds below my 2009 starting weight. Pretty close. While I can blame foot surgery and the France trip for a bump, it really didn't affect my weight that much. Those last few pounds are tough.
2. Read more - The only big success, enough that 2009 was the Year of Good Books. I read 63 books, a big jump from 43 in 2008. And, yes, I am so nerdy that I keep a list of what I read.
3. Learn to cook at least 6 dishes without recipes - Nope, but not too bad. I have 4 -- chili (the real stuff, from dried anchos), lentil soup, risotto and spanish tortillas. If you count scallops sauteed in garlic butter, I guess it's 5 (but I don't, so whatever). But I still want to reach for the recipes to double-check on two of those.
4. Meet and successfully woo Katarina Witt - Big failure. I didn't even see her.
So, 1.5 of 3 serious resolutions. Not bad, not great. The cooking one will get a redux, and I will lock down my black bean soup and refresh my tortilla knowledge.