Monday, July 29, 2013

Update for July and August Goals

As stated in a previous entry (click here),  I had set 3 goals for the months of July and August. Since July is about to end in a couple of days, I've decided to post an update.

Goal # 1 - Lose 5 lbs by August 09, 2013
So far, I had lost 2.5 lbs. Yes, half-way there... I still have until the 9th so... *crosses fingers.* Actually it fluctuates between 2.5 to 3 lbs, depending on what I eat of drink. It didn't help that for my brother's birthday, we ordered in food from this nearby Portuguese restaurant, Portuguese Churrasqueira.The food was delicious, and you definitely get more for what you pay than what you would get in other restaurants. Needless to say, my belly was happy, the scale was not.

Goal # 2 - Pay off two of my credit cards by August 31, 2013
I am proud to say that I have accomplished this within two weeks of posting the original entry. I am now replacing this with a new goal, which is to pay off the next credit card within three months. This credit card will take a little longer to pay off due to its balance being a little higher, but I am hoping that I can do this within three months. :)

Goal # 3 - Organize all my receipts and documents by July 23, 2013
Okay, so technically I did meet this goal but not quite the way I had planned. First, I didn't finish until the 24th. I procrastinated up until the 23rd, thinking it was going to be really easy. Turned out, I was wrong. I had accumulated bags full of receipts and junk mail. I had to sort through them and weed out the ones that I can/need to get rid of. Second, even though I had sorted through them, and organized them as best as I can by the 24th, it took another day and a half to shred the unwanted ones. I can only shred so much before the shredder overheats. Yes, it was that much that my shredder had to take breaks. Third, new junk mail keeps arriving in the mail, and new receipts (from the hubby, of course) keep showing up to be filed. And fourth, I know I have bins full of old(er) receipts and documents that I had stashed away in places that are not too easy to reach (under the bed, on top of the closet, under bins of yarns...).  But once I get to them it's just a matter of shredding them so no biggie. Also, I was able to finally check all my lotto tickets. No, I am not a millionaire (yet), but I am $28 richer.

At this point, 2.5 out 3 goals is not bad at all. I have never been so motivated before. I expect to accomplish more in the future, and will be posting a new entry with my new set of goals. Until then...


1 comment:

  1. Isn't it awesome to write about it? I feel like when I write about my goals, I accomplish more. =)


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