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2014: One Month Down. How Am I Doing With My Goals?


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Here were my 2014 goals, along with my progress.

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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.


I have lost 2# since beginning the BLC24 and RV Enthusiasts 500 Calorie Deficit challenges. I am quite happy with that. I have a DVD that has more yoga stretching and resistance bands workouts on it that I will be checking out as well. I have been doing the resistance bands twice per week.


2. I will continue to reuse/recycle. I still have more yarn and fabric from past projects.

I have used some more yarn, and I have begun making potholders from fabric that I have had for past projects. Some of these will be gifts; some will be sold, perhaps.


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.

The quilt that I mentioned will NOT be large enough for our bed, but it will make a nice seasonal throw. I chose a coordinating print for the back of the one that the top was complete, and need to sew the two halves of the back together. Then I can baste the top, batting, and back together to get it ready to be quilted.



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.


I have a tally sheet on my fridge that I use for this. I have 10 cups of water minimum every day, and freggies have been a minimum of 5 except for one day since 1/1/2014.



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.

I may make two payments per month - the minimum amount due at the first of the month when I regularly get my retirement check, and then more later in the month when I get the check from my part-time job. I got a COLA increase as well as eliminated an unnecessary monthly expense, and so will put part of that toward the credit card bill as well.


So I believe 2014 is going along well.

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JCARR75163 1/31/2014 12:21PM

    Tammy - You sound very organized and I admire that you not only set your goals but have created the path to reach them. Although I have set goals, I have not specifiied ways to attain them, but thankfully I have my daughter (known as GRLTAZ to Spark members) to keep me on track. Will be looking forward to seeing your continued progress!

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NORASPAT 1/30/2014 12:23PM

    TAMMY I now love the start page and the tracker gets faster by using the recent foods you enter it is FASTER.
I resisted going to START PAGE but I seem to find something new dally especially getting points from TEAMS.
HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRLTAZ 1/30/2014 11:33AM

    Tammy,
You are doing wonderful with your goals. Thank you for sharing your progress as it reminds the rest of us to reassess our goals also. I especially like the no debt goal ! I am getting there slowly. All credit card debt is gone but I still have about $5000 left on my A/C and furnace loan. Then I will have only monthly bils and am hoping to get mortgage paid down some by the time I retire in 10-15 years. Keep plugging away !! TC

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/30/2014 9:05AM

    Great goals!

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HOLDINGMYOWN 1/30/2014 8:39AM

    emoticon ....I think you are emoticon
Great goals!

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RICKI157 1/29/2014 10:35PM

    You are doing emoticon
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GLASSART43 1/29/2014 5:30PM

    Great progress, Tammy! emoticon

I'm down 2 pounds also, mainly because of the CICO challenge for the RV group. Forcing myself to pay attention to numbers and aim for a 500 calorie deficit is paying off.

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C8TSON 1/29/2014 3:55PM

    Sounds like things are going emoticon ! I have always wanted to take up quilting, but the people I know who could teach me are either unable due to age or being too busy. Someday! emoticon

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