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Four Months Later May 2, 2012

Posted by reddlissa in Single Life, Teacher Stuff, Uncategorized, Weight Loss/Fitness.
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On January 1st I wrote several goals for myself.  Four months later, I suppose it’s time to check my progress.

Financial Goals

  1. Save $1,000 — I am only $120 away from completing this goal 🙂
  2. Create a monthly budget and stick to it
  3. Reduce my credit card debt by at least 40% — I have completely paid off 2 credit cards. I’m not sure how much this has reduced my total credit card debt, but it makes me feel like I’m making progress.

Health Goals

  1. Lose 50 pounds — I have lost a total of 8 pounds. Despite being somewhat discouraged my this tiny progress, I am trying to stay positive and focused. If only cookies, chocolate, ice cream, and beer didn’t make my tummy so happy 😦

Professional/Educational Goals

  1. Pass the TExEs certification test in Social Studies — DONE!!! I am moving to the social studies department and will be teaching U.S. history and econmics next school year. 😀
  2. Apply for graduate school

Miscellaneous Goals

  1. Complete a scrapbook
  2. Actively look for “Mr. Right”
  3. Find a new church home with a strong youth program

Obviously I have a long way to go before I can check all of these goals off my list.  Hopefully the summer break will refresh my spirit and give me the motivation to get out there and do something!!

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Come Hell or High Water January 2, 2009

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I absolutely suck at keeping  New Year’s Resolutions.  I think my record for the longest I’ve managed to stay on track is….3 weeks.  Not this year.  I am committed to stick to my 2009 resolutions and have created specific plans to help stay focused.

1. Live by a budget.  This will allow me to pay off more of my credit card debt and save money for the family’s trip to London.  I have already calculated my budget for January and plan to spend 2 nights a week updating my checkbook and making sure I am within my given limits.

2. Live a more healthy lifestyle.  I plan to change my eating habits; FitWatch is going to be the main tool I use to help with this.  I also plan to exercise on a regular and schedule-driven basis.  I hope the Wii Fit and my training schedule for the Avon Walk will help with this goal.   

That’s it.  Two resolutions.  I don’t want to overdo things.  Sure I have other specific goals I’d like to accomplish, but many of them fall into those 2 broad categories.  I’m also hoping that if I stick to these 2 resolutions some of the other things I *wish* for in 2009 will fall in line and happen in the right and natural time.