Posted by Michelle on January 7th, 2019 . Filed under: 2019 Goals .

I’m not really one for New Year’s Resolutions, but there is a blogger that I follow who posts goals for the new year and then a weekly update on where she is to those goals.  I think there’s probably something to writing them down and updating them as the weeks go by to keep you accountable while also watching your progress.

So, I’ve got some goals for the year.  One that I did not write down initially but am going to add to the bottom of the list is:  do something with the blog. It’s my blog, it’s got my name on it, I pay for it, so I might as well use it.  I don’t craft or coupon as much as I used to, but I want to do something here, and maybe my weekly goals update is a good place to start.  And with that being said, I present to you my goals for 2019.

1 – Lose 100 pounds.  Wow.  That’s a lot.  I can’t believe I actually typed that.  I read THIS STORY last year, which led me to a site (that I can’t find anymore) which talked about all the different diets there are out there but that the bottom line (in their opinion) was calories.  It had you punch in your weight, your age, your height, your activity level, and then choose do you want to maintain, lose, or lose fast.  I’m all for losing fast, so it gave me a daily calorie target.  And that’s what I’m starting out with.

2 – Read 4 books.  The last time I remember LOVING reading was in Mrs. Richardson’s class in 8th grade.  I’ve heard that reading, doing puzzles, doing crosswords, and word searches can help your mind stay healthier as you age.  My Yaya had Alzheimer’s and died less than a year after being diagnosed.  So, I’ve got that in my family.  And if a little reading can help me be as mentally intact as possible for as long as possible, I’ll give it a shot.  I bought a Jillian Michaels book from DollarTree, and then I got a Judy Blume book for Christmas, so I’ve got books to start with and now just need to figure out where to program the time to read.

3 – Canning.  We have a pretty good size garden, and a couple of peach trees that should both be bearing fruit this year, so I’d like to try my hand at canning.  I don’t want to spend millions on supplies and then find out I can’t do it or don’t like it, but I want to try it and see how it goes.

4 – Bake a pie from scratch.  I got in to The Great British Bake Off last year and tried some bread-baking and it turned out pretty good, and I enjoyed it.  I have also been making quiche with a homemade crust.  Now I want to try baking a pie.  I need to figure out a kind that all 4 of us will enjoy because we all have different tastes.  I am thinking it’ll probably be peach.

5 – Save $1000 cash.  I have no idea what this is for, or why.  I just want to see if I can do it.  Maybe I’ll buy some new clothes if I hit goal number one!

6 – Self-care.  I work 6 days a week, and I need to do something just for me.  Maybe it’s doing a face mask.  Maybe it’s doing my nails.  Maybe it’s making a card.  Something that I enjoy and makes me feel good inside and/or out.

7 – Do something with the blog. 

So, there you have it.  My 7 goals for 2019.  I officially started on January 2nd.  Come back tomorrow for the update on how my first partial (5 days)week went.  If you’re still here – do you have any goals?  Or any tips for me accomplishing mine? 


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