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Past and Future Goals

Monday, December 30, 2013

I joined Sparkpeople in August 2010. As I was thinking about 2014 Goals, I decided to go back and see what my goals had been in the past as a new year was about to begin since joining.

My goals for 2011:
1. Lose the rest of my weight - at that time I had about 50 more pounds to lose.
2. Pay off one credit card
3. 315 minutes of fitness per week

How did I do in 2011? I did not lose the entire 50 pounds, but I made good progress, as I did also on the 315 minutes of fitness, which was quite a goal considering that when I had begun, I could barely do 15 minutes per day. I had discovered that I enjoyed walking, which was quite the surprise. I didn't do so well on the credit card goal.

My goals for 2012:
1. Continue my fitness journey
2. Read the book of Matthew 10 times
3. Complete 4 prayer shawls
4. Pay 1/2 of a credit card off
5. Complete one Xmas quilt
6. Contact one family member/day
7. Periodically check progress on the goals

How did I do in 2012? I achieved my revised goal of 150# in fall 2012, and I continued to exercise. I read Matthew 4 times; I guess that was better than not reading it at all. I didn't complete the prayer shawls, because I continued to watch the tendonitis that had ensued, but I have since begun some children's caps that are crocheted, but look as if they are knitted; I donated 5? 6? to a local shelter and would like to have at least one per month to donate in Fall 2014. I have one made already, and have skeins of yarn to make others. I did pay off 1/2 of a credit card. I put a border on one of the Xmas quilts, and it hangs nicely over a plastic hanger in a closet awaiting finishing. I have the batting, but need to get the backing and the binding material. I will still have a backlog of two Christmas quilts when this one is done. I did contact one family member per day, but texting makes that easy. I did occasionally write blogs about my progress.

My goals for 2013:
1. Return to 150#
2. Use up/recycle
3. Eat more freggies
4. Encourage Sparkfriends

How did I do in 2013? I didn't return to my 150# lowest weight; I participated in RVEnthusiast challenges and BLC challenges, and I feel that helped me NOT to gain more. I am usually somewhere in the 160s, and got as low as 161, but that was the lowest I was. My original goal was 155, and my PCP wanted me to get to 150. Yet, she didn't mention my weight this entire year, and when I was heavier, she mentioned it every time I was there. I made progress in my use up/recycle as I used yarn I already had to make ribbon yarn necklaces for a fund raiser and also regular yarn for the children's caps that I mentioned. I have also made some potholders from fabrics from earlier projects. I know that I ate more freggies as a result of challenges, as well as encouraging Sparkfriends for the same reason.

So what will be my 2014 goals?
1. I will return to the 150s. I am not sure 150 is the best for me; 155 may be more do-able. I have recently discovered that I enjoy yoga stretching and stretching in general. I also continue walking and resistance band workouts. I will do the resistance bands workouts twice per week.
2. I will continue to reuse/recycle. I still have more yarn and fabric from past projects.
3. I will finish the Christmas quilt that I mentioned earlier. I believe it will be the right size to use on our bed in the Christmas 2014 season. I will still have two to make, but I need to start with one.
4. I will log freggies and water. This seems harder since the Start page has been re-designed, but I have already begun a January 2014 log that is on my fridge.
5. I will pay off a credit card. I have a plan in place to do this already. I will have this done prior to December 2014, but it may be that it may be done by June 2014.

Let's make this a great 2014. I "named" my 2013 my "Year of Optimism" and for the most part, it was, in spite of some hard things that we all have at some time or other. I have chosen to make 2014 my "Year of Finding Joy".


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ROCKYCPA 1/4/2014 11:23AM

    Great goals - you can do it!

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ROSEWCI 1/2/2014 6:22AM

    You CAN do it, Tammy! Happy New Year!!!

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SHARONSPARKLE 1/1/2014 11:32AM

    What I love about you is that your goals are reasonable and achievable! I am absolutely sure emoticon

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ILOVEMALI 12/30/2013 10:23PM

    Tammy! your goals are absolutely achievable. Happy New Year -- I'm with you!

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GRLTAZ 12/30/2013 8:58PM

    Tammy, wow ! You set goals & completed a lot of them Congrats ! You will feel so good when you get that debt paid off. I know I did and I really think now before I purchase anything. I have only used my card once this year for the treadmill repair and I will make a payment as soon as the mortgage goes through. Priorities, ya know ? I think I need to set some goals. Thanks for reminding me. TC

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SAINTBERNARD6 12/30/2013 8:34PM

    very good job.......keep up the hard work as it really shows...

as soon as my granddaughter and her family get to move out my goal is to restructure my library and sewing room so I can get back to sewing....

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NORASPAT 12/30/2013 8:27PM

    I cannot ever remember what I did last week not 4 years ago.
My original goal was 165 But when I checked on the table my goal became to get down to 169 since I will then be overweight not obese. That was the same goal now foe at least one more likely 2 years ago. This last month and especially this week I am up BIG TIME. So my re-occurring goal will be 169 by December 25 2014.
Tammy you are doing well and you do look great in your new photo.Pat in Maine. emoticon

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LILYGAL 12/30/2013 6:56PM

    Good plan and you've done very well!! Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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RICKI157 12/30/2013 5:48PM

    emoticon Happy New Year!!!!!!

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FISHINGLADY66 12/30/2013 11:30AM

    Great plan Tammy. emoticon

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