Last year I posted a huge list of goals and although I named them "Frugal and Financial Goals", I had thrown in health-related goals in there as well. Of course being healthy is bring frugal, but I felt that it didn't really fit in there. Plus I wanted to set additional personal goals for myself so I decided to list those separately.
Family - Keep in Touch
- Call my mom once a month. I really don't like talking on the phone anymore, but there is something to be said about hearing your mom's voice and being able to chat about everything and anything and laughing and crying about events. I'm paying for an international plan on my phone so I can get cheaper rates when I call France, and yet I almost never call. So I'm going to try and call her once a month. She has a challenging schedule, especially with the time difference (6 hours) but I will try.
- Start a blog in French so I can share stories and pictures with my family. I think it'll be easier than emailing and I can still avoid going on Facebook, which I do not want to use.
- Write to my great aunt once a month. It doesn't have to be a long letter, a postcard that I buy or make would be enough, and she would enjoy it.
- Continue to correspond with Oldest Son's GF. Send her a short email once in a while asking her how she's doing.
- Schedule regular lunches with Middle Son.
- Go on day trips/field trips with Daughter (before she goes to college)
- Invite Youngest Son to join me in an activity once a month and don't take "no thank you" for an answer.
- Most of our dinners at home should be at the dinner table. No more of this constant: let's all eat in front of our computers nonsense!
Friends - Support Them and Allow Them to Support Me
- Continue monthly lunches with my friend Juliet (unless I start working for her and we get enough chatting going on with that!)
- Make sure to meet with BFF once a month, even if it means that I have to go down to her neck of the woods.
- Check on my French BFF and her family regularly via email.
- Reopen blog comments and start engaging with other bloggers again.
Health - Start my 5th Decade on the Right Foot and Not Because The Left One Hurts!
- Lose 50 lbs by the time I'm 50
- Input all my food intake into MyFitnessPal or sign up for WeightWatchers again
- Exercise portion control!
- Exercise at home every week day, no excuse, for at least 30 minutes
- Take at least 2 walks a month with Greg
- If/when we go out to eat, drink only water and order salads and other low-calorie meals.
- Drink at least 32 oz of water a day (plus 2 cups of coffee)
- Deal with my plantar fasciitis by:
- buying a boot from CVS and wearing it at night while needed
- practicing stretching exercises every day
- icing my foot when it hurts (keep ice pack where I can reach it in freezer)
- losing weight!
- Get trifocals
- Go to the GYN and get mammogram
Education (general) - Stop Wallowing in Ignorance!
- Read the manual for my dSRL camera
- Read the dSLR e-book that I purchased
- Read one non-fiction book per month
- Learn at least one new skill such as sewing something, crocket, knitting...
Entertainment - But Have **Some** Fun Too!
- Read at least two fiction books per month (refer to my 2016 reading goals since I didn't read most of those books!)
- Limit my mindless TV watching
- Limit my mindless internet surfing or at least do it while I'm exercising.
- Go on field trips on my own: P.E.A.R. park, Leu Botanical Gardens, local museums and attractions, county and state parks...
Volunteering - Be More Generous of My Time
- Join the Friends of the Library
- Volunteer as a driver with the American Cancer Society
Homefront - Don't Be So Lazy!
- Set a 15 minute timer everyday and try to do as many housework chores as possible during that time
- Unload the dishwasher every morning and reload it during the day.
- Declutter the house, it's starting to look like a hoarder lives in here.
- Mop the kitchen once a week. It's good exercise!
- Vacuum or sweep the rest of the house once a week
- Buy fewer snacks. It's better for everyone. Look into making healthier snacks for everyone each week.