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May 2008 Goals

May 8th, 2008 at 02:39 pm

I'm going to narrow down my objectives this month. Last month, I took on 4 tasks to do, and when I failed to do them, I failed BIG TIME. So, I'm going to keep trying to do all 4 again, but i'm only tracking two of them. That way, I will have made a definite stride toward progress, instead of being mediocre in 4 areas.

1. exercise every single day. I have run (5 miles on tuesday), played the greatest sport ever: Aussie Rules Football, or done the lifetime fitness ladder (i'm on rung 17 thus far) for the first 7 days of May. That is encouraging, and I am excited to be fit, once again.

2. don't eat any fast food. no mcdonald's, no wendy's, no taco bell, no fries from chick-fil-a. swinging through to grab a large fry is my vice, and i'm done with it. i ended up getting like 7 orders of fries in April. NO MORE! i'm fed up with taking steps backwards.

other things i want to do, but will not consider it failure if i fall short in daily pursuance:
a. i'm going to continue to try to read the bible every day. no pressure, but still very important to me to know Christ better in a personal relationship through reading the bible and prayer.
b. arise at 7:00am every day. not mandatory, but generally a good practice for getting quality sleep every night.



May 6th, 2008 at 08:54 am

i got a rebate check from comcast yesterday. $39.99 for my wireless router. Yippee! I'm stuffing this into my $20 challenge envelope.

Does anybody know if it is possible to just get internet at home, and not have a phone line or cable for TV? What's the cheapest way to have internet at home?


You'll sit alone forever
If you wait for the right time
What are you hoping for?
I'm here I'm now I'm ready
Holding on tight
Don't give away the end
The one thing that stays mine



May 2nd, 2008 at 06:42 pm

i reviewed my goals yesterday. april was a good month and a bad month. i did some things i had wanted to do, i began to change for the better. a slow but definite about face of habits, goals, and lifestyle. like a gargantuan ship changing course, i slowly turned starboard to head into the oncoming storms, to face my fears, to welcome a financial renovation. i didn't put as much toward debt as i wanted to, but i have managed to nearly cut out the use of credit cards completely, which is quite a bloody process. That first month of cutting myself off hurt. I have been juggling the paychecks, attempting to spend only what I have already earned. It is scary but freeing. I still feel as though I need to hold on to the plastic, just in case I can't afford something, but I've got the miniature emergency fund looking nice right now (nearly $2k), so I should really think about walking around without a credit card.


Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they’re here to stay,
Oh I believe in yesterday.