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June 2019 Goals

It’s about time I got back into the habit of sharing my goals.  Putting them down for the world to see (all of my 7 subscribers!) somehow makes them more real.

Health & Weight – My big honking goal for 2018 was to lose 33 pounds by my 60th birthday in April 2019.  I did really well in 2018, losing 22 pounds, but somewhere around mid-January I lost my focus.  Not quite sure why, but I began eating snacks and sweets like crazy.  I’d like to blame it on the winter, but I’ve never gained 10 pounds in four months any other winter, which is exactly what happened this year. 

Recently, though, I’ve regrouped, refocused, joined a 100% ETL Challenge for June, and am getting back into the habit of daily exercising.  Since June 1st, I’ve lost 3.5 pound, so I know what I’m doing is working.  So now I have a new goal – to get back down to my previous low weight by August 1, sooner if I work hard at it, and then back to my original goal weight by New Year’s.  I know I can do it.  I will take this brief blip as a learning experience and do differently in the future.

So, for this month, my goals concerning health & weight are pretty simple.

  • Daily 100% ETL (Eat To Live, the way of eating {WOE} that I’ve followed for the past 8 years.
  • Daily 100% 2B Vegan Mindset ( a complementary {with ETL} eating plan that I was doing the last half of 2018 and worked well for me).
  • Daily Intentional exercise of some fashion.
June 2019 Tracker
June 2019 Tracker in my Bullet Journal

As you can see from this month’s tracker, I’m doing fairly well in most areas.  Those first 5 days have a lot of colored boxes!  I’m finding that this type of tracker is fairly motivating.

Quicken – One goal that I’ve had forever and ever is to keep up to date with Quicken and to reach year’s end and not have a mad, frenetic three-week marathon to catch it all up in time for taxes. I kept it up to date until mid-April, this week I’m playing catch up again.

Blog posts – 2 blog posts per week.  Hmmm… only one so far in June.  I’d best get busy!

40th Wedding Anniversary trip – need to get that planned.  Vacation dates from work have been approved, now we just need to pin down and itinerary and make some reservations.

So, that’s June.  And already it’s the 6th!  June is just flying by. Time to go work on some of those goals!

3 Quick Thoughts on Saturday, April 21, 2018

It’s been a busy week and a busy month – Quicken is 100% caught up, taxes are filed, health benefits elected, the May newsletter is mostly done, and I’ve been 9 days with 100% ETL, including no caffeine.  I’m on a roll!

The garden and yard projects are coming along – we’ve done a bit of work outside most every evening this past week.

Bill is away today to an Azure class in Irving, so I’m having a Me Day.  I have ingredients to make homemade pizza for supper and the day is going to be spent crocheting and catching up on American Idol and This Is Us.

March 2018 Goals

March is a longer month than February, there will be no traveling (at least none planned right now), and my goals list is much smaller.  I’m looking forward to seeing more GREEN in the March Goals Wrap-up post.

Goals are listed in order of relative importance.

  • Catch up Quicken enough to be able complete 2017 taxes
  • Work towards finishing the auction/probate legal stuff on my dad’s estate
  • Complete DCMGA Newsletter for April 2 publication date
  • Continue regular blogging here on Musings, Mischief, and Mayhem
  • Start crocheting wedding blanket for a cousin
  • Continue walking / exercising
  • 100% ETL and continued weight loss
  • Clean up the yard & gardens as weather permits
  • Come up with an outline of gardening projects and timelines for 2018
  • Decide on paint color for new bonus room wall – inside and outside –and what mural/photo will be hung on the hallway side

I am participating in a group 31 Day Challenge following the 6 Week Plan for Aggressive Weight Loss described in Chapter 8 of the Eat to Live Book by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, which means:

EAT UNLIMITED

  • all raw vegetables (goal: 1 lb. daily) cooked green and non-green nutrient-rich vegetables (goal: 1 lb. daily)
  • beans, legumes, bean sprouts, and tofu (goal: 1 cup daily)
  • fresh fruits (at least 4 daily)

LIMIT THESE FOODS

  • 1 serving or 1 cup daily of cooked starchy vegetables or whole grains which include: butternut & acorn squash, corn, white & sweet potatoes, bread, cereal
  • 1 oz. max. daily of raw nuts and seeds
  • 2 oz. max. daily avocado
  • 2 tbsp max. daily dried fruit
  • 1 tbsp. max. ground flaxseeds

DON’T EAT

  • dairy products
  • animal products
  • fruit juice
  • oils
  • between-meal snacks

It’s a very strict group challenge – if you flub up once, you are supposed to remove yourself quietly from the group.  The no caffeine part will be most difficult; it means not even my Sweet & Spicy tea.  But, I pretty much successfully followed this plan through most of February and I’m sure I can manage 31 days!  I’m really serious about “releasing” more weight and this is the way that works best for me.

Wish me luck!

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