Friday, September 5, 2014

August Goal Progress

GoalsJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune. July.

Try a new restaurant (of Abe's choosing) each month.

We meant well. We went to Marrakesh on Saturday night, but alas they are busy and you need a reservation to get a table without an extra long wait. Will have to catch up with an extra restaurant next month. 

Try a new recipe each month.

Abe made a couple more things from Budget Bytes: summer vegetable tian (good, but how could something covered in cheese not be?) and African peanut stew (didn't expect to like, but was pleasantly surprised!).

YTD cooked/required: 8/8

Lose 24 pounds. 

Starting weight (1/1/14): 152
Last weight (7/28/14): 150
Current weight (9/1/14): 148
Current loss: -2
Total loss: -4

Yay, continuing in the right direction!

Run 1,000 miles.

This month: 58.4
YTD: 374.05
37.41% of the goal; 66.58% into the year.

Bike 1,500 miles.

This month: 37.3
YTD: 524.1
34.94% of the goal; 66.58% into the year.

Complete a triathlon.

Swimming yards:
This month: 4,450
YTD: 27,150

Attend one activity or group or hangout each month (outside of tax season - so May through December).

We had L and J over - and their dog. Imogene was not a fan of this at first, but we realized the key to making sure she doesn't stress about other animals is to not stress over it ourselves. We previously had Abe's mom's dog over, and were just sitting there on the floor with both animals, basically forcing them to look at each other, trying to make sure they got along, so of course it upset her. This time, after a couple tense minutes, we just went on with the evening, playing games and putting each animal at either end of the couch (but keeping both on leashes so we could quickly control them if necessary). After an hour or so, Imogene seemed fairly calm, just hanging out on her cardboard box like she always does.

We also attended a game night with Abe's friends from grad school, and had my FIL and his girlfriend over for dinner and games. 

Read a minimum of 2 books each month. 

Finished the Agatha Christie book purchased on the honeymoon.

YTD read/required: 7/16

Donate blood regularly.

Finally scheduled another donation during August, about a month after I was eligible for it. 

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