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:


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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!


  1. Carol Burris

    Sweet and spicy has an herbal, no caffeine version whuch, in fact, is the only one I can find locally. You don’t have to give it up!

    • Karen

      Thanks for that reminder, Carol. I think I’ve tried it in the past and didn’t like it as well as the version with black tea, but it’s worth looking at again.

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