Monday, July 16, 2012

101 Things In 1001 Days UPDATE!!!

***Below is my original post about my 101 Things in 1001 days. I thought since I have a little over a year left  in my goal that I would update! I started December 2010, and have accomplished quite a few things! Pretty excited to see how many more things I can accomplish***

Every year around this time many people are making resolutions regarding things they want to do in the next year. Lose weight, eat better, spend more time with the kids, and the list goes on and on.

I am no different. I love making goals at the beginning of each new year and seeing how many I can accomplish. It is great to have the goals on paper, it is incentive to get things done and to develop into a better person because of all the goals.

About two years ago, I came across the idea of the 101 Things in 1001 Days project, and immediately knew it was something for me. The idea of the project is to pick 101 attainable projects, or goals, that you can complete in 1001 days (allows the project doer to cover a number of seasons so to complete seasonal projects). I tweet my list a bit and see how many I can accomplish in a 12 month (52 week period).

Start Day: December 27, 2010
End Day: September 23, 2013

(again, trying to see how many I can complete in 2011)

Without further delay, here is my list:

Health and Fitness:

1. Lose 43lbs (and maintain for 6 months) (43/43)

2. Maintain normal blood sugars for a year

3. Lower bad cholestorel and increase good (just borderline bad)

4. Complete the Super Walk Program for Walk At Home (March 2011)

5. Workout at least 4 times a week for one month (16/16)

6. do the 200 Squat Challenge (March 2011)

7. Keep my A1C number between 4 and 6 for 6 months (will get checked in March 11 and June 11)

8. Don't drink soda for one month (even diet)  (Feb 2011)


9. Watch 1 movie per letter of the alphabet (3/26)

10. Read the 100 Literary Classics that are on my Kobo e-reader (100/100)

11. Go to a Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) Hockey Game

12. Go to a Calgary Flames (NHL) Hockey Game

13. Go to a Calgary Stampeder's (CFL) Football game

14. Watch the entire series of Hogan's Heroes on DVD with my husband

15. Go to one concert

16. Read 100 poems I have never read (100/100) October 2012

17. Read or re-read 200 books, including 40 non-fiction, and 35 books from the Modern Library 100 best) (200/200)

18. Go 24 house TV Free once a week(4/4) (February 2011)

19. Watch 101 documentaries (101/101) April 2013

20. Complete the 2011 Christian Non-Fiction Challenge (read at least 10 in 2011)

21. Complete the 2011 Wordsworth Classics Reading Challenge

22. Watch the AFI 100 Years...100 movies (100/100)


23. Pay off Student Loan

24. Do Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

25. Pay off both credit cards (one paid off in May 2012, other will be end of 2012)

26. Open bank accounts or savings program for both girls

27. Use (and stick to) a Zero Balance Budget for one month

28. Create an Emergency Fund


29. Get passports for each family member

30. do 3 family staycations (3/3)

31. Visit family in Manitoba three times

32. Visit sister and family in Texas

33. Go to British Columbia on family vacation

34. Go to the mountians

35. Go to the Calgary Zoo Summer 2011

36. Go to the Science Center in Calgary

37. Go to Tyrell Dinosaur Museum in Drumheller


28. Complete Bella's Scrapbook up to date

29. Complete Makayla's Scrapbook up to date

30. Complete my Wedding Scrapbook

31. Complete functional Scrapbook area

32. Learn to Sew


33. Reach 1500 Followers on my blog

34. Reach 2000 Followers on my blog

35. Blog daily for 21 days (non review/giveaway) (21/21) (January 21, 2011)


36. Finish basement reno

37. Start and Complete Kitchen reno

38. Start and Complete Kids room reno (Sept 2011)

39. Start and Complete Master Room Reno

40. Create guest room area

41. Finish Photo Wall in Living Room


42. Do weekly date nights for two months (8/8)

43. Go on a weekend getaway

44. do a portrait

45. Complete Husband Project (February 2011)

46. Make a list of 101 things I love about my husband

47. Do the Love Dare (February 2011)


48. Use crockpot 2 times a week for a month (8/8) (February 2011)

49. Cook 3 cuisines I never have (3/3)

50. Go to 3 new-to-me restaurants (3/3)

51. Cook a new-to-me dish once a week (52/52)

52. Bake once per week  for one year (52/52)

53. Cook all dinners with 100% Diabetic friendly recipes for one month (31/31)

54. Make Perogies

55. Have a theme night dinner once a month during 2011 (Italian, Mexican, etc) (12/12)

56. Bake/Cook 101 new-to-me items (101/101)

57. Create a cookbook of my favorite recipes


58. Attend Ladies Bible Study each session during 2011(2/2)

59. Succeed in giving up something for Lent in 2011

60. Read through the entire Bible during 2011 (66/66 books)

61. Memorize 24 pieces of scripture (0/24)


62. Write a list of 101 things that make me happy

63. Create a 1000 Gifts Journal (have 350 listed as of July 2012)

64. Host 2 holiday celebrations (2/2) (New Years Eve Family Party 2010 and Christmas 2011)

65. Have a family portrait done

66. Complete 12 Random Acts Of Kindness (12/12)

67. Do Christmas Shoeboxes in 2012

68. De clutter and donate all stuff I (family) don't need

69. Get my Learner's Drivers License

70. Donate $5 for each item completed on this list by end of 2012

71. Donate $20 for each item not completed by the end of 2012

72. Blog about my 101 List (completed December 27, 2010)

73. Donate to a charity versus gifts for all adults in my family for Christmas 2012

74. Have a girl's weekend with college friends

75. Have a Spa day for myself

76. Memorize a book of the Bible

77. Have a girls night out 4 times next year (2011) (4/4)

78. Plan a family night out activity once a month for one year (12/12)

79. Get a cell phone

80. Donate blood

81. Go to a Broadway/theater style show

82. Go to Manitoba for Christmas at least once

83. Do a portrait for each child

84. Identify 25 things I like about myself and make a list

85. Write a letter to my children on their birthdays and place in scrapbooks

86. Write 101 comments on blogs I follow (101/101) (January 21, 2011)

87. Declutter - get rid of 101 things (January 2011)

88. Donate 1 million grains of rice (1240/1000000)

89. Regularly donate to charity of choice (Canadian Diabetes)

90. Do 5 tourist-y things in my city/town (0/5)

91. Complete Project 365

92. 30 Day Photo Project (30/30) (January 2011)

93. Photograph a landscape, capturing all four seasons

94. Completely Potty Train my 2.5 yr old (Daytime trained February 2011)

95. Complete 2 courses through MOPS University (0/2)

96. Complete 5 projects on Instructables (0/5)

97. Do Meatless Mondays for two months (8/8) February 2011

98. Buy a piece of jewellry for myself

99. Establish five new family traditions (Christmas, Easter, Birthday, Summer, Rainy/Snow Day)

100. Give my blog a Blog Makeover

101. Go see one of my favorite speakers live (saw Beth Moore in Calgary in June 2012)

Now, I will be keep track of the progress of these 102 item like this:

Bold - completed (with date)

Italics - in progress

Normal - not started

I will also be doing blog posts occassionally to update you all on the progress of each. Many of the goals will have their own post that I will update from time to time.

I would love to hear from you if you have done a 101 Things in 1001 Days list before, and let me know if you would love to make up your own list! I would love to help you get started.

Be Blessed!


  1. I LOVE this idea. I think I'll try it myself :) Thanks for sharing.

  2. Awesome Idea. I had an older 101 in 1001 but after I became a Christian obviously some of my goals changed. After reading yours I am going to redo and create a new one. Do you mind if I borrow a few of your goals?

  3. @Madonna absolutely you can borrow ideas! Let me know when you have your list up, I would love to check it out!