Two month update – 30 by 30

Today I’m two months into my 30 by 30.

I tried quite a few new foods. They just started having more healthy options in the cafeteria at work. The chef is really passionate about the foods he gets and how they are prepared. The whole meal (protein+2 vegs+grain) is 600 calories or less, so it’s a great option. I’ve decided that I’m going update the list from try 3 new foods to prepare 3 new foods to challenge myself even more.

Hubby and I had a beach day while we were at the Cape a couple weeks ago. Due to my very fair skin, I can only be outside for a few hours, so it was a short beach day, but we did it! So technically I only crossed one thing off my list! Ahh. I need to get going on this thing…


  • Bagels
  • Marshmallows
  • Molten Lava Cakes
  • Baked Doughnuts
  • Cheesecake
  • Indian Meal (chicken tikka masala and naan)
  • Sushi
  • Continue to bake for a good cause
  • Try Prepare three new foods



  • Visit at least 3 new cities (1: San Francisco)
  • Pack a picnic dinner and see a movie on the Esplanade
  • Go to the beach! (can you believe Hubby and I haven’t had a beach day since we moved to Boston 3 years ago)
  • Go to the Cranberry Festival in October
  • Take a spontanious trip with girlfriends


  • Talk to younger siblings (A and L) on a regular basis
  • Plan/host a girls night (in or out)
  • Go visit my little brother’s college dorm room
  • Meet my friend’s babies in the Midwest
  • Babysit/Spoil my new nephew as much as I can
  • Send birthday cards to my siblings, parents, and nephew
  • Plan a date-day with Hubby


  • Take a cooking class
  • Read the photography books my dad got me
  • Finish all the nearly-complete kitchen projects
  • Fully de-clutter our place
  • Volunteer for something at least four times (1: volunteered to take care of the ongoing can-recycling project at work)
  • Plan a Boston area food blogger event
    Pin It

6 Responses to “Four Month Update – 30 by 30”

  1. #
    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — October 17, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Talking about 30 by 30 was so inspirational today! It was great seeing you and I hope we can hang out again soon!

  2. #
    Gina — October 17, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Great progress! I am 25 and should start thinking about making a list like this. You should definitely plan the Boston blogger event soon – I’d love to meet you! Are you attending Blogtoberfest this week?

  3. #
    Megan — October 17, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    You are making great progress!

    About those molten lava cakes… do you have The Modern Baker? It’s the only recipe I’ve found for them that actually worked. If you want it, let me know.

  4. #
    The Small Boston Kitchen — October 18, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Good for you! Look at all the progress you made! Can I get in on some of these? Like maybe the volunteer project, the girl’s night, definitely the Boston blogger event and the donuts? 🙂

  5. #
    theblogisthenewblack — October 18, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Just wanted to stop by to say I love your blog! I don’t get to comment often but I’m a Bostonian as well as a cupcake LOVER so we have a lot in common! 🙂

  6. #
    Rachel Cannon Humiston — October 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I really, really love this idea! It seems like you are making great progress. I’m inspired to create a list like this of my own!

Leave a Comment