2014 Q1 Review

2014 is a big year for me. This is my 40th year on God’s green earth and I intended to make it a great year. At the beginning of the year I laid out three very specific goals. This year my plan was to do the following (1) Lose weight (like everybody else, but for real…not just a wish); (2) Reduce debt; and (3) Attend church regularly. So how did I do?

  • Lose Weight – I’ve lost some weight. Not nearly as much as I had hoped, but I am down 6.6lbs. In my mind, I was going to lose 1.5 pounds per week. Don’t ask me how I was going to carry out this goal. I really just had a number with no plan. It took two months for me to figure out that I needed a plan.
  • Reduce Debt – Our credit card debt is up…not good! However, all the other categories are down.
  • Attend Church Regularly – Total fail. I’m not been to church once this year.

How are you doing with your 2014 goals?

Stuck in a rut

The 2013-2014 winter season has been by far the worst winter that I can recall in my entire life. We’ve had tons of snow and some of the coldest temperatures on record. In a word this winter has been awful. Thankfully the tides have started to turn. Yesterday was beautiful…it was sunny and warm. But this is how we spent most of the day.

rutWe are in a fun rut!


10% Target

I’ve convinced Mylover to buy me a prize when I reach my 10% weight loss target. One of these purses is going to be mine!

I have the added motivation of needing a new purse for our trip in September. I can’t wait to claim my prize…17 lbs to go.

Losing weight is not an easy task. What keeps you motivated?






Still on track

Last Saturday was the 4 week mark with Weight Watchers. I’m pleased to say that I’ve lost a total of 6 pounds. Yes, I know that a 6 pound loss is hardly noticeable but I don’t care. I pleased as punch to have stuck with the program for a whole month. In the past I would have come up with all sorts of excuses as to why I couldn’t go to the meetings. The list of excuses was endless.

ImageI was excitedly looking forward to a 5 pound weight loss. To be honest I really, really wanted a charm of some sort. But alas I did not get one. I’m too shy to speak up in the meetings. Anyways goal #1 is in the bag. I’m now focused on hitting the 10 pound mark.

What’s your short term goal?