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The Year is Now Half Over - How Am I Doing on My 2014 Goals?

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Here are my 2014 goals and my progress to date:

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 not got to the 150s yet. In fact, I went the other direction, with several take-home meals in a row. The scales are coming back down, though. Yoga got put on hold back in late May, but I have added it back in this week. I had to scale back my walking - knee/foot problems - but I am still doing okay when I look at the Spark yearly goal - I was past the halfway mark in late June, so that is okay. The resistance bands workouts have been gone longer than the yoga, even, and today would be a good day to add them back in as well. I probably need to make it a goal for my goal page.

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

***I have begun a 4patch quilt with fabric scraps that I have had for several years. It is something that I can pick up for 15 or 30 minutes at a time and feel that I have accomplished something. The Christmas potholders are put on hold, but will not be hard to pick back up.

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 Xmas quilt that I mentioned just above is done and ready to be quilted. I am waiting for DS's and DIL's quilt to get back. I apparently picked a very busy business to take it to. 2 to go!

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 am very good at water - 10 or more cups per day, and in warmer weather it is usually 12. Freggies - I need to get back to logging on the notepad on my fridge. I never really got back to it after we were gone for spring break in early March.

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.

***It won't be done by June 2014, but should easily be done by December 2014. I am still pleased with the progress that I have made, especially since I have had approximately $600 less income per month than what I had budgeted.

And, my year of joy?

I wish I could say there were no hard times in my life. I do believe that I have been better than in the past with my emotions "bottoming out" over situations I cannot do or should not do anything about. I have spent a lot of time outside when I am able to, and have exercised more, and have been "quiet" a lot, and that seems to be working for me right now. [Knock on wood!] I think a lot about the counselor that I saw a couple of years ago stating that I need to be like a lighthouse in a situation, but that I need to maintain the lighthouse. The steps that I mentioned have helped me to maintain the lighthouse.

So I believe 2014 is going along well.
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  • PDQ1203
    1351 days ago
    Tammy ! WTG ! You set those goals and are still reaching for them. You rock ! You are going to feel awesome being out of debt. I like the light house idea. HMMM, maybe that would work in other situations (like work). I love my outdoor time. Sat on my deck in the sun and ate my breakfast with the flies but the sun was shining and the birds were singing and the little ground squirrels were stealing my strawberries and LIFE IS GOOD !
    1352 days ago
    emoticon I love the "maintain the lighthouse" thought.
    1353 days ago
    I admire the fact that you set goals and hold yourself accountable! You are doing so well - keep up the good job!
    1353 days ago
    You're doing great keeping things on track - Yay you!!! Keep up the great work!
    1353 days ago
    Looks like you have your life under control. Best of luck to you.
    1353 days ago
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