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Setting my 2013 Goals

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

This seems like the first time in my life that I feel like I only have to say, continue what I have been doing. I feel like I have made huge strides this past year in gaining control over my emotional eating. Also, I am consistently working out, so that when I do eat more calories than I intend to, I burn them off.

These are my goals for 2013

1. Lose an average of one pound a week to reach my goal weight by next New Year's Eve.
2. Continue walking and jogging with doing 60K steps per week.
3. Seriously plan to retire. I am so afraid to take this leap of faith that I will have enough money to live on since who knows what our economy is going to do. But I will take all the necessary steps to see if I can retire by this summer.
4. Plan a nice vacation to take after I retire. We have been thinking about buying an RV, or a 2nd home in Arizona so we can be snowbirds. So this is a pretty big decision.
5. Help my son and his girlfriend in their new business and try and get them on a strong financial footing.
6. Continue developing our YouTube website which can hopefully pay me a small retirement income.
7. Show up and be active here on Spark because it is the place and the people who help keep me accountable. Thank you Spark friends.
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WARMSPRINGDAY 1/6/2013 10:58AM

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INTHEGAP 1/2/2013 3:48PM

    Really nice attainable goals, Joann. :) Retirement would be so great for you. I'll keep my fingers crossed while you keep us posted. :) Good luck with all of your goals. emoticon

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GETSALONG 1/2/2013 7:39AM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy New Year! These are some exciting and life changing pursuits for 2013! I can't wait to hear more about it!!!

emoticon my grandparents were snowbirds to So Cal, and also pulled a travel trailer, back in the day, and would take 3 - 4 mos trips and go toodle different parts of the country, visiting all the state capitals & sites that struck their fancy... like the upper NE states, the dakotas & gr8 lakes, at a time... i loved the idea & we ponder toodling too... I think retirement can be active & exciting & how fun would it be to have things you can do from anywhere over the puter... exciting!

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