Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday, Happy New Year, a day late.


     We had planned on staying at daughters house until today and then driving parents home and spending the night and coming home Thursday, but dad was getting antsy to get home which made mom a dither and he drove her nuts so she drove us nuts, it was just better to get up and go on New Years day and make everyone happy.  Daughter needed a day to relax before returning to court and us staying with the old folks was not the answer.

     So we took off and dropped mom and dad in Nampa and then came home.  We stopped in Riggens to potty the dog and when we were about 30 miles outside of Lewiston we got a call from D#3 that Hub's cell phone had been found in Riggens in the parking lot.  Great, we are about 2.5 hours away and almost home.  So we called and asked them to ship it, but Hub's decided this morning to go and get it.  He called a few minutes ago from Riggens to say he was there and the phone had been run over, but we always put the toughest cases and screen protectors on his phones because he worked in the woods all those years.  I have a new case for him here and we will go buy a new screen protector or I will order some on Amazon, if the screen is broken I will have it fixed.  What a way to start the new year right?

     I am still in my Pj's and I am okay with that.  I will get myself dressed and ready to face the year as soon as I am done with this post.  So many things have happened over the Holiday that I want to talk about so it will take several posts.  Yikes!

Goals for the new year are as follows:

 Financial Goals:

1. save all my change in my pig bank
2. Save every $5 bill that comes my way  (already have $15.00)
3. continue using the $1000.00 savings charts (I completed 21 of them last year with savings from sewing and money saved out of our household income and debt pay off)
4. pay off house at least $1000.00 extra a month on principle should do it, but I plan on paying more as the year goes on and I pay off other Christmas bills.
5. Set up a budget.  By the way I really don't have a budget, I just write down my bills for the month and pay them and then use what is left over for groceries and debt.  So I guess you would call that 0 based?
6. Set up and envelope system for groceries and gas and stay at $200.00 a month for groceries and $125.00 a month for gas.
7.Pay off Christmas bills  (I was bad)

Health Goals:

1. lose 20 lbs (I lost 17 last year but I have just been having fun since)
     a.  exercise 5 days a week at least a hour for my heart
     b. get at least 10,000 steps a day on fit bit going for 12,000
     c. stick to a low carb diet until weight is lost ( I already miss my donuts)
2. Give up diet coke  ( this is a huge like big deal)  I am so addicted it is not funny.  But my specialist wants to see if the artificial sweeteners are causing an inflammatory response in my system.  I will do anything to keep from switching meds.  This is a big damn deal for me.   Sluggy say a prayer and no laughing at my pain and probably failure.

Spiritual goals:

1. be kinder to myself, slow down, smell the roses
2. continue to bless others everyday.  Try to do something nice everyday for someone even if it is just a smile or a conversation with someone lonely. ( I did this last year and the blessings I received were beyond anything I would have imagined.  When you are in the service of your fellow man you are in the service of your God) Try this make the world (your world) a better place.
3. Study more
4. continue to sing in choir and play piano as needed, practice at least 5 hours a week on accompaniment songs.
5. continue to work on hobbies that I enjoy, sewing, crochet, embroidery, reusing and redoing, thrifting.

     Now these are my yearly goals.  I will have monthly and weekly goals to try and achieve and keep track of my yearly goals.

So as I have only 1,227,00 steps on my step tracker, I would suggest I get my butt in gear and get dressed and maybe start living like I can achieve something other than writing about how great I am going to be when I achieve all the above.
*snort*

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim




    

30 comments:

  1. You are so damn funny! "...get my butt in gear and get dressed and maybe start living like I can achieve something other than writing about how great I am going to be when I achieve all the above."
    Happy New Year to you & the family, Kim! Love reading your blog & your brutal honesty & humor!

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  2. Good luck giving up your vice--Diet Coke! As mentioned before, I gave up Diet Pepsi and feel so much better. There were a couple days of headaches and I "detoxed" from the caffeine, but the good news is I am drinking water like it's going out of style. Also sleeping better and saving money.

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    1. Well I hope this helps, although I am suffering. I don't like water and I can't switch to other sugar free soda or drops as all have artificial sweeteners so water it is. Day 2 headachey but surviving.

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  3. Girl you have been through it this season! Yet you still have a great attitude. Looks like you have some good goals for this year. One of mine is to keep up with reading my friend's blogs! Happy New Year!

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    1. Well I could cry a lot more but it solves nothing.

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  4. Best wishes for you in the new year Kim!!

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  5. Ah....the dreaded diet Coke! I feel your pain Kim as I am trying to cut down this year too! I love my fitbit! It really has kept me moving over the two years I have had it....even though I wasn't successful (yet) at losing much weight, being active has helped my medical issues. Good luck with your goals for the year! You got this!

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    1. It is more than a habit, it is my excuse to relax or go out, so I have to recreate my life.

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  6. I gave up soda a few years back. I do allow myself 1-2 on international business trips, when I'm super jet lagged. So, maybe 10 a year? My stomach stopped bothering me after I gave it up, and I have no regrets. I drink a lot of water. You've got this!

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    1. I don't think I can allow myself any as I would be right back on the wagon. Or is it off the wagon?

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  7. You can give up Diet Coke, I know you can! I was drinking a six to eight or more a day. I would open one when I got up (my version of coffee) and drink all day. I had my last DC three years ago. At first I craved it and had to use strong will power. Epecially when I thought about running through the MickeyD drive thru. After about six months I stopped craving it and now the thought of one makes me feel sick. I stopped cold turkey and did it. You've got this!

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  8. Blessings to you!
    Fantastic goals.
    I gave up pop for 42 days to celebrate when I turned 42. After I realized this was 6 weeks, I kept going. Water taste extra good when the soda stops. I am now 63. Along the way I drink an occasional root beer. Will be cutting way back on this this year due to the sugar. We can do this thing.
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  9. These are fantastic goals! Good luck on the diet coke...I gave up diet soda last year after I would get stomach pains after I drank it. I think my body decided to reject the artificial sweetners in it. Unfortunately I started drinking regular Coke-- I know, I know that it isn't good for me. I have started weening off of it. Before the new year, I was probably drinking 6-8 a day. Today I have had 2 cans and am currently drinking a huge glass of ice water. You can do it!

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    1. I used to drink coke but after I had my first bay I could not keep weight off, then I also quit dancing professionally.

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  10. I don't see you on a low carb diet but if you give it a try I'll put a good word in with the Man/Woman Upstairs for ya!
    And I promise not to laugh at your withdrawal from DC if you don't laugh at my weight loss goal. ;-)
    You can do this!!!

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    1. Actually when I am on vacation I eat what I want, but spend much of the year on low carb and I hate it.....

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  11. I hope Hub's cell phone turns out to be OK! That's not an expense you want to have at this time of year.

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    1. Well the screen was smashed pretty good so we have to have a screen and case replaced. Cost $159.00 a lot less than a new phone.

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    2. Wow! The price of screen replacement has really come down from the last time I checked. Good to know.

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  12. Good luck with the diet coke withdrawal. I don't mind not drinking soft drinks (diet or otherwise) but I do like the fizz, so now I am all about the LaCroix Mango, but I do limit myself to one per day. Plain black coffee is still my jet fuel but other than that it's water for me.
    The keto thing is ultra low carb and there are some truly delicious recipes out there (and some that almost taste good)

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    1. DO they taste as good as a doughnut?

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    2. They taste as good as a doughnut if you can discount that pillowy soft bite a doughnut has, as well as the lovely sweetness, and generally like fizzy watery mango flavored doughnuts.

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  13. Hi Kim!
    I'm just now trying to catch up with all my old friends! I've missed you!
    I'm blogging again at midlifebalancedmoney.blog. I hope you'll stop by!
    I love your goals, and actually I've been dealing with a lot of inflammation in my body -- I'm wondering what is going on. I don't drink diet sodas, and try to stay away from artificial sweetners -- I'll have to figure it out.
    I lost 13 lbs last year, and am hoping for another 10 this year. Trying to do it slowly. :)
    Missed you! :)
    Sharon

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    1. Sharon so nice to here from you, I think about you often and wonder how all your kids are doing. Good on the weight loss it is keeping is off that is hard for me. I will definitely check in.

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  14. I wish you the best of luck with all of your goals especially giving up the Diet Coke. Just keep at it one day at a time. I gave it up for health reasons about 2+ years ago and I feel so much better. Matter of fact, over the holidays I was tempted to have a glass. Hubby still drinks it. I poured a small glass out of a can Hubby was using. I hated it....way too sweet. I drink water, coffee, wine and an occasional beer. Don't miss the expense of the DC either. Now to just get Hubby to give it up. But that has just been impossible.

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    1. Actually I am almost caving this morning, but I will go get another glass of water. I hope I can go long enough that it does taste awful. Diet Pepsi tastes terrible to me so there is hope.

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