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Goals for 2013

Saturday, December 29, 2012

I feel like I benefit from making goals, especially written ones. It was wonderful to come back to my 2012 goals at the end of the year and look them over to see where I actually was. I didn't accomplish all my goals, but I was pleased to see progress in my life.

Here are my 2013 goals:

*Start a prayer journal and list to be more effective in my prayer life.
*Pray more
*Read the Bible daily. I don't want to set a goal to read through the Bible this year, but rather to absorb more of what I read. I will still use a list to account for what I have read throughout the year.

*walk or run 700 actual miles - thanks to keeping track of this in 2012 I can now see what realistic is and this will push me just a little.
*do one race - although I don't know which one this year as the one I have normally done is on the same day as a friend's son's wedding.
*eat 5 fruits/veggies each day. Although I didn't do this well in 2012, it is something I believe my body needs and is a worthy goal to keep striving for.
*Strength train 2 days a week.
*Drink 8 glasses of water per day. I did get better with this in 2012 but I would love to not miss a single day of drinking my water.
*Reach my goal weight of 150 pounds

My goal in 2013 is to clean out every single cupboard and drawer in my house. There are 26 in my livingroom alone! I still have too much stuff. I want to rid my home of all unneccesary things. If I don't use it, don't love it, or someone else can benefit from it - it is finding another home.

I will come back and update this blog with my weight on Dec 31st. (188 - uggg!) That way I have a realistic picture of where I am. I also want to try to have some monthly written goals. I have a planner that has space for that, so I may do that there.

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    Those look like really constructive, measurable goals. It is now October 2014, how are you doing on your goals? I have a problem with remembering to go backwards to check my goals and see how I have done. You've given me some thoughts on goals to work on myself. Thanks.
    2436 days ago
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    YOU CAN DO THIS!! Phillippians 4:13
    2749 days ago
    These are super goals to be working on accomplishing this year.

    I especially enjoyed reading your Spiritual growth goals.

    How are you doing now that we are just past the halfway mark?

    God bless you with much success in all areas!

    2899 days ago
    I like the way you plan to follow-up on your goals. I sometimes make a goal, but don't do anything to carry it out. I also like to write and keep records. You should see my journal for BLC! I hate printing stuff out, so I just write notes in my journal and keep track that way.

    You will certainly be successful in these goals! I admire that.
    3058 days ago
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    3064 days ago
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    I am having trouble figuring out what goals are important for me. I am challenged about writing them down. I will try to do that today. You are an encouragement to me. Thanks!! Love you!!
    3083 days ago
    Do-able Goals....success is in your future!! emoticon Go For It!!
    3086 days ago
    Great goals dear friend!!
    I love the way you touch on all areas of life....so well balanced!
    I know you will do well!!
    3086 days ago
    Great goals. I have some of the same goals. 2013 is going to be great.
    3087 days ago
    Great Goals! You've done so well this last year!
    3087 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    Great Goals Mariean!

    Thanks for encouragement as I have put my goals down on paper too.

    You can do it and we can do it together.

    3087 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. I'm working on mine right now. I have the same prayer goals. Really want to work on that this year. I also want to be more consistent here at SP. It helps me and I need that more than ever since I have quit Curves.
    3087 days ago
    Great goals - with the exception of the race, these are mine as well. Especially the spiritual goals and the clutter control!! emoticon
    3087 days ago
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    I like your Goals.....and i know you will achieve all of them...... emoticon
    ...... i think i will follow your example and write a blog with my goals for 2013!
    On top of my list will also be 'clean out drawers....get rid of paperwork from 1989!!!!!! emoticon emoticon
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    3087 days ago
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    Great way to start the new year & yeah it is super to look back & realize you have managed to achieve.

    Sounds like you are on the right track..let's make 2013 a wonderous year!

    3087 days ago
  • HICIM705
    Great goals ... I should do this also - not quite sure if mine would be as 'good' as yours. I did, however, join BLC and hope that being a part of that team will get me going in the right direction again...as it stands right now, I'm almost to the weight that I was when I started SP.....((sigh)).....
    3087 days ago
    These sound like good, reasonable goals. I wish I had as much storage space as you. Since we have so little, I'm slowly working towards organizing and clearing it to make it more roomy.

    Good luck.
    3087 days ago
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