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Why I set my page as private + Goals for 2013

Friday, December 28, 2012

So if you are seeing this page you are 1 of 65 people that are able to see my page. I have drastically cleaned out my spark friends; unfriending a lot of people who either haven't been active on SP or who I do not have or never have had regular communications with.

I have a lot of goals for 2013. A lot of things that I am wanting to work on to improve my life. I don't want all of my struggles to be broadcast all over the internet. That is the short answer to why I have set my page to private. I feel the need to write whatever is on my head and I am hoping I will feel freer to write it out with just a few people reading.

I am going to be writing out my goals here then taking them one by one and going into more details to try to figure out the road map to get there. Suggestions are appreciated!

My goals:

Physically - hit my goal weight. OMG! I am 7 pounds away! Really!! What is my deal!?! I should be able to hit it by March losing half a pound a week.

Health - I have been having several issues that a couple of my sparkfriends suggested I get to the doctor about. I am not going to go into it right now but I do have an appointment for Jan 8th.

Spiritual - I have been languish here the last couple years. I need to find my center again.

Domestically - seriously i need just to do things around the house before it gets to the point of out of control.

Financially - We have too much debt to be as broke as we are. It isn't a huge amount of debt but we really shouldn't have any. Hubby and I make a comfortable living and we shouldn't have any debt.

Marriage - I have no real problems in my marriage but I think I can make it better. In fact I know I can.

I am tired of coasting. I will be 40 in just more than a month. I don't know if it is that or if it is the whole Sandy Hook shooting but I don't want to coast anymore.
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  • v HAZEL1022
    Thank you for keeping me on your list of 65. I know we haven't been in contact recently, but please know that you are thought of often and fondly.

    I look forward to reconnecting with you.
    968 days ago
    Thanks for keeping me! Looking forward to supporting, motivating, and encouraging you this year!
    1246 days ago
  • v COOPSM
    Liz---you are one strong chick and if anyone can reach their is YOU!!! I am here to help in anyway that I can....please keep me posted on your upcoming Dr appt!!!!

    Hugs and here is to a new day!!!
    1248 days ago
    This is a great blog my friend and I'm so glad I'm one of the 65... I'm just getting to know you here on spark but have enjoyed getting to know you thru have very reachable obtainable goals for 2013... I've dubbed 2013 "The Year of AWESOMENESS"

    Let's have an Awesome year and I'll be here cheering you on all the way.

    P.S. Don't know much bout yout health issues but you're in my prayers
    1248 days ago
    Sounds like a good list of goals here! I've been lazyish about my weightloss lately and need to move it back into high gear :) Can't wait to follow you as you lose those last 7 pounds!!
    1249 days ago
  • v LMB-ESQ
    I'm going to take a page out of your book and clean out my friends list. Somehow it makes me feel guilty, but it needs to be done. I am so glad you kept me! And I will certainly be keeping you too!

    I love your goals! Very clear and thorough statements of where you want to go from here. I imagine that you have a plan for reaching each one, but writing it down here would probably result in some kind of novel :-) Still, I'd like to read about that, if you care to share. I'm a big believer in "roadmaps."

    I know what you mean about coasting too. As humans, I don't think we are hardwired to stay in one place very long. We need personal growth and change, or else we stagnate. I don't know about you, but I get restless and very unhappy if I'm not working on myself somehow. Hence, things like school, and cleaning house, and spiritual searches, and getting in physical shape, etc, etc.

    So let's go, lady friend.... let's make 2013 our year!
    1249 days ago
  • v FT4EVR
    Me again! I was going to edit my post but since the first reply got so wordy I decided to just write again. I think I need to explain what I meant by sweeping away the clutter. I didn't mean "hoarder" type clutter! By less stuff I many pairs of socks do I need, how many sets of sheets, pots and pans, travel mugs, water bottles....that type of thing. I don't have a hoarder house! I have too much "stuff". Stuff that is in it's place.
    To me, even a clean house can have too much "stuff".That is how I came to the decision to work towards becoming a minimalist. And that is what the book means by saying "less stuff, more joy".
    1249 days ago
    Good luck, my friend, you can do it!!
    1249 days ago
  • v MKKAYA
    Nice goals - I too have decided 2013 will be the year of many changes - I will be posting them soon.

    Happy to know I am one of your friends!

    good Luck

    1249 days ago
  • v TAMTAM64
    Thank you for keeping me! :)

    I may follow your idea about making my page more private. I love how your goals hit all areas of your life.

    I hope you get some answers from your doctor! Take care of you!

    Here to a great 2013!

    1249 days ago
  • v PKCTTS
    I keep my page to friends only most of the time. I don't see any difference between Spark and Facebook or other social media.

    Seven pounds is not something to feel bad about - you will get it off or you won't, but keep up the healthy habits and you will finish 2013 stronger and healthier.

    Two suggestions:

    The first is I'm a really organized person, my house is clean, I don't have a lot of clutter . . . but this sites emails allow me to effectively put my domestic life on autopilot.

    Second, Take as little as 10 min every morning to do a few sun salutations and meditate or pray or be thankful for about 5 min. It gets your blood flowing, your energy up and your head into the right space. The rest of your day will flow more easily.
    1249 days ago
  • v FT4EVR
    Great goals! I like that they cover so many different areas of life. It is not just about losing weight and maintaining it. It is about living. Like you said....tired of coasting in life.
    And now since you did ask....some suggestions: Domestically.... I picked up the book "the joy of less, a minimalist living guide" to declutter, organize and simplify your life. On the back cover it says "less stuff = more joy"! I feel once I have gone through the process of sweeping away the clutter it won't be so hard to keep up with regular cleaning.
    And if interested in reading it maybe see if your library can get the book because.....Suggestions for Finances is....No more charging things that you want! They are "wants" not "needs". I watched a show with Susie Orman and these are the tips I wrote down because I want to change this area in my life too. (1) Live below your means. (2) Before buying something ask yourself....Is it a want or a need? (3) Get the same pleasure from saving as you do from spending.

    On Marriage: You will have an even better marriage because you are not saying that hubby needs to are saying that you know that YOU can do things to make it even better. That is how it works. I keep that in mind for myself too. I don't point out hubbys faults, I focus on changing my own and what I can do to make my marriage better.

    Glad you are going to see the doctor! And YES this IS the year that you reach goal!!! Big smile! So happy for you!!

    And thanks for keeping me around! I appreciate your friendship! Laurie

    1249 days ago
  • v FLGIRL1234
    I think its very helpful to put your goals out there and dissect them one by one to make the pathway clearer in reaching them. I think 2013 will be a very good year for you!
    1249 days ago
    Yes I have been thinking about setting my page ot private as well I'm even thinking of getting rid of FB

    I really like your goals that you plan ot work on for 2013 I know you will hit your goal weight by March I hope everything turns out well on your health issues and I especially like your Spiritual goal that one I am as well working on it

    Wishing you a wonderful Happy Healthy New Year
    1249 days ago
    thanks for thinking of me as one of the 65 you want to keep as part of your spark life, and thanks for making me think about creating new goals for 2013.
    2012 I coasted through, and I want to LIVE my life, not coast.
    Hugs! Robin
    1249 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/28/2012 9:46:02 PM
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