Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Goals for 2014

My goals for 2014 are just a continuation of the post I made in October about my goals for age 36.  I have added more details about how I am going to achieve these goals.

1. Lose weight
- exercise more (30 min a day)
- walk more
- record what I eat
- get more sleep
- drink more water
- stop going overboard on weekends

Ideally I would like to lose 1-2 pounds a week and end up being under 200 pounds around January 10, 2015.  I don't think this is an insurmountable goal, but I do need to pick it up from the average of 0.7 pounds/week lost in 2013.  Since I joined back with SparkPeople I have lost an average of 1.24 pounds/week.

2. Work on my Online Course
- set aside 1 hour each evening
- read the textbooks and make notes
- take tests on schedule

I am finding it really hard to get back on schedule with school.  I have no excuses.  I basically took a vacation from the end of November until now.  Tonight I WILL get started on finishing the Microsoft Office portion of the course as I am really close to completion for that section.  I think I need to make a chart or something to figure out how many hours I should be putting in each week.

3. Get Divorced
- get last couple of financial ties cleared up
- fill out paperwork
- have ex served with papers

It's frustrating, but I think I am just going to keep that Scotiabank credit card in my name and pay it off.  The ex is just such a loser.  His credit is so crappy that he doesn't qualify for a new credit card to transfer the balance.  I just don't care anymore, I want to be free of him for good.

4. Find Balance
 - spend more time with friends
 - pay off more debt
 - move out of parent's house
 - start dating
 - organize days/weeks so I have time for my goals and also for myself.

 Since I moved back to Edmonton in April, I have paid off almost $5000 on my credit card.  I really appreciate my parents letting me live with them rent free so that I can get back on my feet.  I think the plan is for them to purchase a condo here in Edmonton, and my youngest brother and I would pay rent (the mortgage).  Then they will sell the house here and move permanently to Victoria.  I think we will start getting that all sorted out in February.


  1. Sounds like good goals! Congrats on the weight loss and debt payment. One question, if you and your brother have a place together, what happens when 1 of you wants to move out, or he gets a girlfriend he wants to move in or you want to kick him out? Just make sure you guys work out those details.

  2. Love the E-card under point #3!