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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Goals for 2013

I never make resolutions anymore, just list goals. In my mind this is somehow more conducive to success. Spending less is a goal. Find better bargains and deals will leave more money for me. Most of my goals are directly involved in less spending and having more of my money left at the end of the month.

This was my 2012 list:

My outstanding and singular goal this year is to lose weight, so I don't develop diabetes or other conditions, exacerbate injuries with weight, and generally look lots better in my skin and clothing. Yes, looks counts for me, but not as much as my health.

Generally, I do want to improve my status with:
weight loss/ health improvement
growing more food
getting rid of extraneous things in my house
reducing clutter (different than above goal)
dehydrating/canning more
improving my social life

Did I fail?

Weight loss--big fail. I gained weight.

Growing more food--accidentally, I grew potatoes

Getting rid of extraneous things in my house. Considering it was a whole year I had to do this, big fail with only a bit of progress.

Reducing clutter--one fat fail

dehydrating/canning more--I canned less, much less. I got a good start on dehydrating more and fizzled.

Improving my social life--Did not happen at all.

All of the above goals will be renewed. Losing weight is even more imperative since I am on a crash course with diabetes if I don't straighten up. Better nutritional choices involves staying away from fat. I believe cheese and whole milk are the main culprits here; more raw, green vegetables is my antidote and replacements.

Not being able to stand or lift has contributed to all my fails, I know. Getting the torn meniscus will be at the top of the list.

So, new list of goals, this time for 2013:

New goal
Have surgery for knee and back and shoulder, in that order. Okay, maybe not that order.

Old goals rolled over to 2013

So, I repeat:
My outstanding and singular goal this year is to lose weight, so I don't develop diabetes or other conditions, exacerbate injuries with weight, and generally look lots better in my skin and clothing. Yes, looks counts for me, but not as much as my health.

Generally, I do want to improve my status with:
weight loss/health improvement
growing more food
getting rid of extraneous things in my house
reducing clutter (different from above goal)
dehydrating/canning more
improving my social life

It would have been easy to just repost 2012 and change the year.

Your turn

What are your goals, plans, resolutions for 2013 ? Did you fail in 2012 to meet your aspirations? Let's hear it for success or failure.

4 comments:

  1. There are some goals which are going to take a couple of years. My personal goals are:
    1. organize and declutter barn tack room, garage, and then house.
    2. arrange additional animal fencing.
    3. Learn to balance life a little better while writing.
    4. Enjoy my animals, because most of them are elderly and I won't have them forever here on Earth.
    5. Consider cardiac ablation for atrial fibrillation this year.

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    1. Jane,
      "Balance" is a good goal for all of us. Will the cardiac ablation be open heart or done through an artery? Let's hope you and I achieve our goals this year.

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  2. Great list of goals! You can do it :)

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  3. tlc,
    Thanks. Give me two years and I can complete a list!

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