January 2015; first month of the year, and first month of Project Worthwhile Life.
weigh ≤61kg by 16 March
|I seem to have developed the skill of adding or losing 1kg overnight. It’s quite disconcerting.|
achievements: survived the month! I really don’t like how watching every mouthful makes me feel, or the calorie v flavour choices I feel I should make.
changes: aiming for 61kg by 16 March (next clinic appointment)
next steps: I’m going to stop thinking so much about what I eat and think more about how I eat and move.
stick to the guidelines and continue to build a practical and workable wardrobe that reflects who I am
|I’m really happy with my planning process. I have been thinking about this for a while, but I think it’s in a set and forget place now|
achievements: I’ve made some scheduled purchases (!), and am looking for others. I am really enjoying the challenge of buying according to plan
next steps: still looking for jeans…
sparse yet comfortable happy home that reflects our authentic selves
|Ongoing. The problem with things that are ongoing are that they don’t have targets or timeframes. Though the house is generally tidier, and I am managing to get rid of some things.|
achievements: I really can’t confirm whether there have been any…
Changes: perhaps an incremental target? One? Got to start somewhere.
next steps: keep going!
lush and abundant garden providing habitats, weather protection and a mystical threshold
|I’ve done a lot of weeding and replaced some storm damaged plants|
next steps: research some more birds
get the dogs well and healthy
develop habitats to support native species
|Dogs all good, though we need to walk more|
next steps: annual health checks and injections
Our plants have fruit, so no shortage of birds this month
next steps: keep researching, and prepare for winter
maintain and improve relationships with international and e- friendsmake new friends, especially local
make new friends, especially local
|I’m doing much better finding international e-friends than local…|
next steps: keep making e-friends and restart yoga
Managing and constraining relationships with family
|Have managed not to get into any arguments, and have managed not to get too offended by thoughtless comments|
give something back to the community and the planet
|I’ve done some work for one of my organisations, and that felt great.|
taking risks and international vacations
|I’ve tried some new places to eat – always good!|
rest, relax, recharge
|I’ve made some moments to just sit and observe the birds in the trees. I’ve enjoyed watching the dogs on the lawn. Not to forget Nanna naps!|
|pleasure: just because||I realised that sometimes I do stuff, “just because”|
changes: added a new category
having the capacity to make choices
|I’m not sure I’ve really had the opportunity to do much choosing, but I haven’t done anything that I didn’t fit within the framework.|
become a more complex person by challenging beliefs
understand and develop my mind: critical thinking, self-reflection, subject expertisehave the courage of my convictions, choosing me for me
have the courage of my convictions, choosing me for me
|I’m certainly learning stuff and challenging myself, though the crosswords are not doing well. I’ve been struggling with the same “easy” one since Christmas. Perhaps I need to try a different one.|
achievements: I’ve had to learn some coding and graphic design for the blog which has been quite interesting and really satisfying even though it’s really frustrating.
changes: do some drawing?
next steps: keep going!
|I achieved 8% of my income goal, though technically I earned it last year…|
|I think we’ve done quite well on general household expenses, though the ever increasing costs of insurance and utilities are worrisome – even when you cut your usage, the cost of supply blows your savings out of the water!|
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