101 Things to Complete in 1001 Days
Start: August 12, 2012
End: May 10, 2015


-Weigh less than 300 pounds
-Weigh less than 250 pounds
-Weigh less than 200 pounds
-Reach my high school weight (165)
-Achieve my goal weight (157)
-Fit into the seats at Wrigley Field (comfortably)
-Exercise four times per week for at least six months (6/6)
-Try Zumba
-Run a 5K race
-Sign up for a water aerobics class
-Get fit for a proper pair of walking shoes
-Buy a bike and complete the Kal-Haven Trail
-Unplug for one whole weekend - no cell phone, no internet, no TV, no computer
-Do Jillian Michael's "30-Day Shred"
-Be small enough to go to Cedar Point and other amusement parks
-Stop picking at my cuticles
-Fit into one seat on an airplane (comfortably) - soooooo close as of 6/15/13
-Complete a 30-day challenge on EA Active


-Ride every line of the Chicago 'L' from end-to-end (red, orange, yellow, green, blue,
purple, pink, brown)
-Ride the Ferris Wheel on Navy Pier
-Stand on The Ledge at the Sears Tower
-Go on a river boat tour
-Participate in "Trainer for a Day" at Shedd Aquarium
-See a Bears game
-See another play at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Travel & Leisure:

-Take Brent hot-tubbing at Oasis
-Visit a batting cage
-Take Brent to Canada and try poutine
-Ride the Sandia Peak Tramway
-Go on a real road trip (business trips, visiting family, and Chicago do not count)
-Go on a cruise
-Go to Las Vegas
-Visit five new states (4/5)
-Visit Copper Harbor
-See five attractions featured on RoadsideAmerica.com (0/5)
-Visit a foreign country (other than Canada)
-Visit Brent's family in FL
-Swim with dolphins in FL
-Go to Michigan's Adventure for the first time
-Take the Empire Builder to Seattle or Portland
-Visit Mikey and Liz in San Francisco
-Spend a night in a luxurious hotel
-Spend a weekend at a B&B
-Visit NYC
-Order a lobster tail at Carlo's Bakery
-Visit New England and see Ben & Jerry's, Stephen King's areas of Maine, and Salem
-Go to Cedar Point as soon as I'm under 200 pounds
-See Niagara Falls again and ride the Maid of the Mist
-Take a picture near a Hollywood star
-Fly in business/first class
-Purchase a spontaneous airline ticket
-Get a passport
-Go to six new museums (6/6)

Projects & Creative Stuff:

-Take a picture every time I lose 10 pounds (6/20)
-Send a secret to PostSecret
-Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
-Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet (10/26)
-Complete a 365 day photo challenge (0/365)
-Release five books "into the wild" (0/5)
-Write a trip report for every Amtrak trip I've taken
-Prepare 25 recipes from Pinterest (10/25)
-Prepare a living will
-Host a New Year's Eve party
-Watch "Lost" and see what all the fuss was about
-Complete ten jigsaw puzzles (10/10)
-Watch 50 of IMDB’s Top 250 movies that I haven't seen before (0/50)
-Buy a queen-size bed
-Get my DNA examined
-Research my bio-mom's family tree
-Make a steampunk outfit
-Make three SCA outfits (1/3)
-Send postcards from every trip that doesn't take place in Chicago or Michigan
-Go to 10 new restaurants (10/10)
-Re-read the Harry Potter books
-Have a Harry Potter movie marathon party
-Write down something I'm grateful for every day for 100 days (0/100)
-Take 100 pictures with Brent
-Read 75 new books (75/75)
-Buy a goth outfit
-Send photo Christmas cards in 2013 and 2014
-Organize the photos and music on my laptop
-Redecorate one room to perfection
-Document everything we own (pics/video/list), scan important documents, put it all
on a flash drive, and give it to a friend or family member in case of fire
-Document "a day in my life" with photos
-Make a craft from Pinterest
-Walk through a corn maze
-Make homemade jam


-Pay off all of my debt except for student loan (it will still be in repayment status in 2015)
-Establish a $1000 emergency fund
-Achieve a credit score of 700+

Personal Enrichment:

-Finish my BA
-Get accepted to grad school
-Get my first aid/CPR certificate
-Memorize the state capitals (again)


-Learn how to straighten my hair
-Get a mani/pedi for the first time
-Buy $1000 worth of new clothes when I reach my goal weight
-Buy an iPhone

Giving to Others:

-Donate anything that is too big or hasn't been worn in a year
-Leave a 100% tip twice per year
-Donate $500 to charity (500/500)


  1. I love this! I hope to do this on my blog!

  2. wow...this is so great...your an inspiration to me

  3. This is spectacular! I want to make a list for myself now.


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