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Goal in focus Pay off debt 14 people are doing this
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29/04/2017
  • elletee
    elletee Doing 4 cheers 2017-05-03 05:36:55

    So. This is going to end up being the thing that is a mega challenge for me this year. I'm quite used to living paycheck to paycheck even though I despise this every time it's paycheck time! And so today, without too much prompting or thinking, I happily went out and bought myself a winter coat, which despite being needed, was way overpriced. And I paid for it and walked away simultaneously happy with the jacked and unhappy with spending money. Sigh. Time to look at what I'm going to do with this. My current plan of "just don't spend anything" isn't working for me. Back to the drawing board.

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    elletee Doing 1 cheers 2017-04-30 07:00:41

    Finishing up my holiday and bought two magazines at a ridiculous price. I'm recording this here because, even though in my mind, it's justified (fancy mags about business and management blah blah) in reality, if I keep doing stuff like that, I will continue to move further away from my goal. Which isn't what I wanted. Time to get real!

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    elletee Doing 2 cheers 2017-04-29 15:18:14

    Currently owe a whole lot of money due to dumb debt. Just worked out that there's no way I'm paying off any of this debt by the end of the year, which is kind of grim. If I give myself a fair amount of time to do so though, I should be ok. Time to knuckle down if I want to change careers and change things in my life!

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    elletee Doing 2 cheers 2017-05-03 05:33:33

    Heel is a bit wrecked at the moment so this hasn't been happening but stretching alot more due to issues and this has been great. So I'm happy about that!

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    elletee Doing 1 cheers 2017-04-30 07:12:48

    First up for this week: finish Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries (which I'm enjoying quite a bit of) and reading the Harvard Business Review mags that I just bought (but shouldn't have).

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Lose weight 325 people are doing this
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29/04/2017
  • elletee
    elletee Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-03 05:32:26

    This is going ok in an inadvertent way! Have been quite busy this week and back into the routine of work life (have been on holiday) so things are a little more regimental. As a result, I haven't had the luxury of overeating just because I can and haven't bothered driving through a drive through because I'm too tired to even do that (been driving straight home and lying down. Haha) The upside to this type of living is that food isn't the centre of my life and I'm using it as a crutch or reward. It's just another thing I address when it's time. In saying that I'm aware that I can't be too relaxed about this and I need to be aware of what I end up eating small amounts of. i.e. remember to get in my intake of vegetables and water etc. Also need to eat enough during the day to avoid scoffing my face at night due to not eating enough during the day. All in all, feeling ok about the fact that food is just food. I don't feel bad. I'm not viewing food as an enemy. Don't feel guilt for not eating stuff/eating stuff. Just feel ok. So I think I'm in a good space to go forward in healthy manner and build on this.

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    elletee Doing 3 cheers 2017-04-30 07:05:18

    My family and I are getting into this thing together. Everyone's got something at stake (health, jobs, better end of life situations etc) so we're all in this together. Trying to make it a lifestyle business, where we're all doing this as a daily thing and coming to terms with the fact that it's doing things that are better till the end. Grim view, but that's what it will probably take for us. We love food too much (especially the rubbish kind of food that has no nutritional reason for existing) so we're on a journey and I'm on a journey. Looking forward to going forward. And not seeing this as deprivation and restriction. But seeing this as living better and doing better things with our time (i.e. doing things like finishing all the books I keep buying instead of binge eating and binge watching Netflix). You get my drift!

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    elletee Doing 2 cheers 2017-04-30 07:11:22

    Currently in education. Enjoying parts of my job and other parts can be tedious etc. Primary thing - I think my calling is elsewhere. Last night I was thinking about how I would absolutely miss the holidays involved with having this job and wondered if maybe I should just stick it out because of how great the holidays are. Then I realised that if I was better with money I could probably still organise to go on holiday in a similar fashion to what I do now but obviously, I'd be able to financially afford it. And that's what I need to consider instead. How being better at money could probably afford me more time off irrespective of career. Anyway, that was just a musing out loud. Have started making noises about career changes to friends and family and everyone is pretty supportive. That also made me realise how I talk about the worst aspects of my career and that this has a trickle on effect - my friends and family obviously would like something happier for me as well. Time to take this a little bit more seriously and keep looking at what's out there, whether or not to stay put, and to keep investigating. I'll be honest. I'm scared! But once again, if I had been better with money and felt a little more financially stable . . . sigh. Guess you live and learn.

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