7 GOALS FOR 2019 – WEEK 8 OF 52

Posted by Michelle on February 25th, 2019

 

Hey hey, I’m back today with an update on my goals for the year.

So let’s get right to it, shall we?

 

1 – Lose 100 pounds.

 

 

I’m giving myself a pass for the week.  I had surgery on Thursday, there was some stress eating prior to, and then while being off work I ate like an asshole.  Getting my act together is the name of the game this week.

Only 88.2 pounds to go!

 

2 – Read 4 books.

Not much reading this week, but still working on book #2 In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume.

1 down, 3 to go!

 

3 – Canning.

Nothing to report this week.

 

4 – Bake a pie from scratch.

This will happen. It will. But I need to get goal #1 moving before I can think about this again.

 

5 – Save $1000 cash.

 

 

With medical expenses and just booking a trip for next year that will need monthly payments made, this just isn’t going to happen.  I’m crossing it off the list and maybe if circumstances change we’ll revisit.  But no need feeling like a failure every week, KWIM?

Only $878 to go!

 

6 – Self-care.

Last Monday was a holiday, and after working 8 days straight, I needed it. I was so productive that day, and it. felt. good. My husband made me my favorite Cream of Wheat with chocolate chips for breakfast. And then we had a family clean-up-the-pantry party. I cleaned up my craftroom and wrapped birthday presents for my daughter. I wrote a letter to my aunt. I read the Pioneer Woman magazine. I took some care packages to a friend, and to my mother. We went out for family lunch, followed by a trip to the dollar store. I watched some Grey’s Anatomy, and then with the family we watched NCIS, and then just my husband and I watched This is Us. I was exhausted by the end of that day, but it felt so good to have a day off like that.
I also colored my hair, painted my nails this flashy blue color called Just Dance, and did a nice, milky mask.

 

7 – Do something with the blog.

Honestly, I almost didn’t show up today. I don’t know if anyone is here, but doing this keeps me accountable towards my goals. And not having much movement in the fat department, I wanted to not post. But I did it. And I’m motivated to keep on keepin’ on.

 

I’ll catch you here next Monday with this week’s update.

TTFN!

7 GOALS FOR 2019 – WEEK 7 OF 52

Posted by Michelle on February 18th, 2019

 

Hey hey, I’m back today with an update on my goals for the year.

So let’s get right to it, shall we?

 

 

1 – Lose 100 pounds.  

 

 

Last week I said I wanted to enjoy Valentine’s Day.  And I did:  the day before, the day of, and the day after.  No movement to report for the week.  However this week I’m having vocal cord surgery and I’m thinking that a few days of pudding and jello (I’ll be sure to get the low-cal/low-sugar stuff) might help the number move.

Only 88.2 pounds to go!

 

2 – Read 4 books.  

Still working on book #2 In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume.

1 down, 3 to go!

 

3 – Canning.  

Nothing to report this week.

 

4 – Bake a pie from scratch. 

I was planning to make a peppermint pudding pie with a chocolate crust for Valentine’s Day.  But my aunt works at a bakery and brought us over a bunch of sweets, plus we had one of those store-bought cheesecakes with all the different flavored slices.  So adding the pie would have been too much.  Maybe I’ll make it for Easter?  Or Fat Tuesday, maybe.  I’ve got all the supplies, just need the occasion to. 

 

5 – Save $1000 cash.  

No new savings to report.  Though I did find this cute little handmade bag that I picked up in Mexico years ago and I am using it to keep the cash in.

Only $878 to go!

 

6 – Self-care. 

I got annoyed with my hair and cut my bangs one morning before work.  It’s given me a completely new look and I kinda love it right now.  I had a lovely Valentine dinner with my fam + mother came over; gifts, dinner, desserts.  I painted my nails for the first time in 2+ years.  Because I work 6 days a week I haven’t been able to get to church as often as I’d like, so I started subscribing to the daily readings email and have been enjoying that at the start of my days.  I enjoyed my favorite unsweetened iced tea (with 5 Splenda) from Sonic on the way to work 3 times this week. 

 

7 – Do something with the blog. 

Hello, again ….

 

I’ll catch you here next Monday with this week’s update.

TTFN!

7 GOALS FOR 2019 – WEEK 6 OF 52

Posted by Michelle on February 11th, 2019

 

Hey hey, I’m back today with an update on my goals for the year.

So let’s get right to it, shall we?

 

 

1 – Lose 100 pounds.  

 

 

I was super snacky this week.  Maybe it was biological.  Or maybe I suck at willpower.  But the way I figure it, if I can get 8.2 pounds off between now and the end of the month, that’ll be 20 pounds total which = 10 per month.  That puts me ahead of where I need to be to hit my goal for the year.  I am not stopping though.  Can’t stop.  Won’t stop.  The goal for this week is to be on point – but still enjoy Valentine’s Day.

Only 88.2 pounds to go!

 

2 – Read 4 books.  

Still working on book #2 In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume.

1 down, 3 to go!

 

3 – Canning.  

One of my favorite bloggers is also a canner.  She has this great getting-started-with-canning tutorial, and I took notes from that.  She also has whacks of canning recipes and some of them do not call for garden harvest, like cinnamon anise jelly.  So I took notes (saved links) for those.  The cinnamon anise jelly looks easy enough to be a good starter but that seems like it would be out of season to make and give to someone now.  How long does a jar of canned jelly last?  I don’t know …  I should find that out.

 

4 – Bake a pie from scratch. 

I found a recipe for homemade chocolate crust to go with my peppermint pudding pie filling and I can’t wait to make this Wednesday night for Thursday – Valentine’s Day.

 

5 – Save $1000 cash.  

I lost my debit card (and found it 10 minutes after I had called the bank to cancel it and get a new one sent to me) and had to borrow from my cash to pay at the dollar store.  I had a return that I got cash back for, and then I was charged $12 more at the Fred Meyer grocery pick-up and got that refund in cash too.  So I paid myself back the Dollar Tree money and had some plus taking me to $122 saved.  When I set this particular goal, it was totally random.  No plan for the money in mind.  But then the husband found a deal + used some future cruise credits and booked us a spring break cruise to Mexico in 2020.  So, this $1000 may very well be spending money for that.

Only $878 to go!

 

6 – Self-care. 

 

Loofah.  Nair.  Wax.  Enjoying old-school jams on the way to and from work.  Trekking down to Trader Joe’s in a blizzard to pick up this umami seasoning because new things go out of stock quick there.  We also picked up some pancake bread (because of goal number one, I controlled myself to not even an entire slice).  I enjoyed my Frank Sinatra station on Alexa while finishing Valentine wrapping, crafting, and cards and then moved on to wrap 4 birthday presents for my daughter’s birthday.  In June.  I love to take my time wrapping so that gifts are beautiful, and doing things well in advance takes away stress.

 

7 – Do something with the blog. 

Rollin’ rollin’ rolllin’ ….

 

I’ll catch you here next Monday with this week’s update.

TTFN!

7 GOALS FOR 2019 – WEEK 5 OF 52

Posted by Michelle on February 4th, 2019

 

Hey hey, I’m back today with an update on my goals for the year.

So let’s get right to it, shall we?

 

 

1 – Lose 100 pounds.  

 

 

Oof.  I’m not gonna lie, this week was tough.  We had some family stuff happening, so there was some emotional eating goin’ on.  And I was making Valentine packages for the fam and I may have eaten some York Peppermint Patties hearts.  And some Hershey’s Kisses.  And some mini Kit Kats.  Oh, and yesterday was the Super Bowl.  I actually GAINED WEIGHT this week.  But seeing my progress on the graph above still keeps me drivin’.  I’m kickin’ ass this week.

Only 88.2 pounds to go!

 

2 – Read 4 books.  

 

 

I started reading In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume, and it took me back to 6th grade when I loved to read.  I found 2 extra hours to read this week, and I loved every minute of it.  I couldn’t put the book down, and I can’t wait to pick it up again!

1 down, 3 to go!

 

3 – Canning.  

Still in a holding pattern until garden + harvest season.

 

4 – Bake a pie from scratch. 

I added Crisco to my bi-weekly grocery order, so crust is coming …

 

5 – Save $1000 cash.  

Not even a dime this week ….

Only $894.75 to go!

 

6 – Self-care. 

 

Baking.  Cooking.  Loofah.  Nair.  Saturday afternoon nap with my pupper by my side.  And a couple of good cries.

 

7 – Do something with the blog. 

Still goin’ strong.

 

I’ll catch you here next Monday with this week’s update.

TTFN!

7 GOALS FOR 2019 – WEEK 4 OF 52

Posted by Michelle on January 28th, 2019

 

Hey hey, I’m back today with an update on my goals for the year.

So let’s get right to it, shall we?

 

 

1 – Lose 100 pounds.  

Best. Week. Yet. (In terms of pounds.)  Monday was a holiday, and we went to the Chinese buffet.  That’s all I’m going to say about that.  I did well the rest of the week at work … until Friday afternoon.  There were donuts in the kitchen – and I sit near the kitchen.  I was pretty proud of myself walking by them all day and just looking away.  But then it was 3:30.  And they were still there.  Whyyyyy?  So, yeah; I totally gave in.  And had more than 1 donut.  Saturday was a repeat of last Saturday, but a little better.  We hosted family dinner again.  I did well at breakfast, and at lunch.  I only had 1 dipped chip, and 1 dipped cracker – so I was good on the appetizers.  I started to veer at dinner having a roll and some ice cream soda punch.  And dessert – a small piece of pumpkin pie with whipped cream and ice cream.  Some things I shouldn’t have had, but not too much, and I think if you are too restrictive, you won’t stick to it.  My net loss for the week was 6.1 pounds.  

Only 86.5 pounds to go!

 

 

2 – Read 4 books.  

I finished Jillian Michaels’ Winning by Losing this week.  Next up is In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume.

1 down, 3 to go!

 

3 – Canning.  

This is going to have to wait until we plan the garden, plant the garden, and begin to harvest.  I suppose some fruit (or veg) could go on sale before then and I could make something to can earlier than I had anticipated.

 

4 – Bake a pie from scratch. 

Last week I decided that I want to make a pie for Valentine’s Day.  This week I decided I want to make two pies.  So two opportunities to work with homemade pie crust.  I’ll be making a chocolate pie of some sort, and a pineapple buttermilk pie.

 

5 – Save $1000 cash.  

I found a quarter on my desk, and that was it.  

Only $894.75 to go!

 

 

6 – Self-care. 

My son and I went on a shopping spree – to the dollar store – LOL!  While there I decided that we’re going to throw a Valentine’s party and I bought the tablecloths, napkins, plates, etc. and am looking forward to planning that.  Being organized and knocking things off the to-do list makes me feel so good, accomplished.  I finally got all the Christmas wrapping stuff out of my craftroom (I was waiting for this year’s Christmas wrapping paper to arrive from Papyrus) and got much done on the Valentine list.  I also started a box for charitable donations, which included getting rid of about 5 pairs of shoes that I have never worn.  

 

7 – Do something with the blog. 

Well, hello again.

 

I’ll catch you here next Monday with this week’s update.

TTFN!