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January (& Feb) Progress Report

Friday, February 17, 2012

Well, no surprises here, 17 days late on reporting progress. Good news is that I am slightly better at meeting goals that writing blogs.

This February is a different month for me because my little family is going on vacation!! We are going away for 8 days (for my work and for vacation to Disneyland). It is also a short month and I didn't meet all of my goals for January. I did think about this at the beginning of the month, I am not a total slacker. So, I decided to keep almost the same goals going - plus my motivational collages are so nice and I am not ready for new ones!

Here were the Jan goals and how I did in January:
House:
-Pick up desk pile - did not do it yet, I moved my computer instead, haha
-Organize clothes - nope
-Organize bedding - nope
-Organize closet - only part of it
Financial:
-Pay USM bill (taking 1 graduate level class this month - my first!) - done
-Set up Mint (online budget making and tracking) - not done
Nutrition:
-Set guidelines for clean eating - not done, got thrown off by new veg lifestyle in
-Eat non-yogurt breakfast 1x per week - EXCEEDED!
-Track food daily - did almost every day in Jan
Health & Exercise:
-Floss 2x per week - did pretty well
-Go to kickboxing once - didn't make it, my life seems scheduled around zumba love
-Go to gym 2x per week - EXCEEDED (but I knew I would), went 12 times
Work:
-Get to work by 8:15am 2x per week - happened sometimes, but not 2x per week
Misc:
-Read for 20mins 2x per week - done, class made this easy
-Follow school board - done

So. . . it was pretty good. House stuff is clearly low priority in my mind, and exercise and nutrition stuff is higher priority and is easier for me to do. I also think it is more important so I am fairly pleased with myself. I have also done fairly well at saving money, especially recently. I have resisted the urge to go out to eat many times, and have mostly limited myself to 1 lunch out a week, usually less than $10. I also have not been going out to bars on weekends like I had been, which has saved some substantial cash, although I am starting to feel antisocial because that is how I usually see most of my friends. Good thing my two closest friends come to zumba with me at least once a week.

For Feb. I have mostly been focusing on saving money, getting to the gym, not eating dairy for breakfast as much, and on completing my reading / classwork. I am not tracking food this month because I knew it wouldn't happen over vacation. My weight is staying down and I am remaining mindful of what I consume.

I am stalled on the clean eating because when I started reading through recipes there was a lot of meat. My partner is not eating meat anymore and he cooks, so I am only eating meat when it is too good to turn down (superbowl wings at Mom's house, taste testing chilli at whole foods, etc.). We still eat fish about once a week. I do want to get back to tracking in March and pay close attention to protein and make sure I am eating enough in general, because I did notice a calorie drop when I was tracking in January.

We leave in 4 days, and I am SOOO excited :)

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