7 GOALS FOR 2019 – WEEK 6 OF 52

Posted by Michelle on February 11th, 2019 . Filed under: 2019 Goals .


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.


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