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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!!

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.