A Brief Review

@paigea (22675)
Canada
January 30, 2016 9:01pm CST
The month is ending so I am reviewing how I am doing with my resolutions. Lose weight - maintaining my weight so, good enough. Exercise/ get fit - I joined 6 scheduled walks with my walking group. It's a start. I'll aim for at least 2 per week in February and do better at keeping track of other exercise I do. I have my little calendar ready to record this. Earn more from mystery shopping - On course for this, bumped it up a bit. Get organized: I have entered all my mystery shopping work this month in my ledger. This is an improvement as I tend to let it pile up. I have tidied a couple of drawers and cupboards. A few things have been decluttered and a few things arranged better. It's a start. Now I am off to organize something.
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@jaboUK (55158)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 16
You are doing very well. I didn't make any resolutions, so didn't break any
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Then you are doing perfectly.
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@jaboUK (55158)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 16
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@kevin1877uk (36985)
31 Jan 16
Sounds like you are doing well, keep it going, well done.
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Thank you
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@kevin1877uk (36985)
31 Jan 16
@paigea You are welcome, I hope you keep it going.
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@JudyEv (141611)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Jan 16
Hey, you're doing well. I should do something like this. I can imagine a great flurry at the end of each month to try to meet my goals. :)
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
I was like that when I went to weight watchers, I would basically starve the day before weigh in.
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@andriaperry (63609)
• Anniston, Alabama
31 Jan 16
WAY TO GO! I also do a monthly check in :)
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Do you do a monthly check in here?
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@TRBRocks420 (85906)
• Banks, Oregon
31 Jan 16
Glad to hear you are doing good on your goals.
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Thank you.
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@BelleStarr (40244)
• United States
31 Jan 16
I am impressed, you did a lot of what you wanted to do and even if you didn't do quite as much it is impressive.
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
All I have to do is keep plugging along to feel successful!
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@just4him (132516)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 16
It's a good start for the year. Keep it up.
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Yes any little step forward is good in my books.
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@IreneVincent (16025)
• United States
31 Jan 16
Sounds like you are doing really well. Did I tell you about the "Toss Twenty Tuesday" ? Every week on Tuesday, I toss 20 things out. As I go through the week, cleaning and organizing, I collect things that I don't need anymore. I have three boxes. One is for absolute trash or recycling, like magazines and newspapers and old catalogs, one is for clothes that I will give to someone else or to the Goodwill and one is for items that I give to a friend who has a booth at a Flea Market, so he can sell them. I heard about this "Toss" idea on Bubblews and I really liked the idea so I've been doing it for quite a while now. I've been trying to clean out my "home" office since I retired last year and there is a lot to get rid of. Once I do, my son is going to repurpose this room for me to have a sitting room with a TV and be able to set up my sewing machine, etc. I have a long way to go, but I'm still making progress, every day. I concentrate on one area at a time. This room has been full of paperwork and business related items that I just don't need anymore. I have collected a lot of things that just need to go.
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
I used to do that Toss Twenty Tuesday on Bubblews too. I have been decluttering for years now. It is funny that I can go through something like the linen closet and keep certain things, and then the next time I come back to it I find I haven't used those things so out they go. I have developed the habit of thinking about everything I handle in a day - "Do I really need this? Do I have more than one? should it be kept somewhere else,?" So I try to get rid of needless things daily. And when shopping I think of what I am going to get rid of as soon as I get home if I buy something. My house is a lot less cluttered than it used to be, but things have become disorganized. And the office was the staging ground for unpacking boxes when we moved in and I have never got back in there and organized it! I made a little step yesterday to organizing paperwork.
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@Lucky15 (33669)
• Philippines
31 Jan 16
you are doing your resolutions really well :)
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Thank you. I think I am doing okay and I mean to continue.
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@bluesa (15231)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
31 Jan 16
You are so doing better than I @paigea . I am just not finding my feet this year. I did not set resolutions for myself this year, but really have to try to get schedules set for certain things. All the best with your resolutions.
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
1 Feb 16
Thank you. And good luck to you. Maybe there is nothing you need to improve!
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@bluesa (15231)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
1 Feb 16
@paigea , I feel there is too much I need to improve. My time management is also terrible. So thanks for the good luck wishes.
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
1 Feb 16
@bluesa Oh my time management is terrible. That falls under the big term - get organized.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
I am trying to lose weight but right now I'm maintaining it. Sounds like everything is going good for January! Hello February soon.
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
In my book, maintaining is a success. Every pound I never gain back is a success.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
@paigea I hope to go down a few pounds for February. I have maintained for a month or so now hehe. I wish you the best of luck for February and looking forward to Februarys update
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@DianneN (91785)
• United States
31 Jan 16
Good for you! At least you are doing pretty well with your resolutions. I walk anyway, more so down here where it's warm. It keeps the metabolism going and the weight drops, little by little. Keep it up!
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Thank you. I have made progress and now to ramp it up!
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@gudheart (12740)
31 Jan 16
Sounds like you are on track :D
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Thank you.
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@garymarsh6 (14731)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 16
Nice one. You sound as if you are well organised and in control! Good luck!
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Just taking small steps!
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@PainsOnSlate (20841)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Good job on the first month of the year. I don't keep track, but that's ok because I 'm on vacation.
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Enjoy your vacation!
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@GreatMartin (6546)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
31 Jan 16
Sorry but maintaining is not losing! "I'll aim" sounds like an excuse instead of "I will"
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
are you trying to give me a kick in the pants. (as my mother used to say.) I lost weight previously so every pound I never gain back is a success. I have all year to lose some more. I will exercise at least 2 times per week in February and I will make note of it so I am sure I have done it. I will aim to join the walking group twice a week - can't change that as some of the walks happen when I am at work. The walks schedule fluctuates and my work schedule varies. But no excuse for not exercising that doesn't depend on anyone but me.
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@SIMPLYD (86520)
• Philippines
3 Feb 16
That is what is so nice when you own your time and just be at home . I will have that also when i reach retirement age .
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
3 Feb 16
I may never get to retire But I work part time so that is pretty nice.
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@SIMPLYD (86520)
• Philippines
3 Feb 16
@paigea O so you work , but in a part time basis only . That's good because you can still have time to take care of the house . But why do you say that you may never get to retire ?
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
4 Feb 16
@SIMPLYD I won't have enough money to do the things I want to do in retirement.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
31 Jan 16
You're doing great! I'm pushing my resolution to Feb lol
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Any time is a good time to improve.
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@Drosophila (16694)
• Ireland
1 Feb 16
@paigea I have made some progress but not as quickly as I could
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
1 Feb 16
@Drosophila Well, that is pretty much me too, but I count every little step forward as progress.
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@euphie (580)
• Ballymena, Northern Ireland
31 Jan 16
I'm managing not too badly with my own weight loss goals but I certainly could exercise more - I just lack the motivation most evenings.
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
That motivation is a tough one for me. Putting my goal out here in public helps a bit. But joining that walking group has been the best thing. Days I might have sat here if I had signed up for a walk; I got going and joined my friends.
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@euphie (580)
• Ballymena, Northern Ireland
31 Jan 16
@paigea That sounds like a good idea. I try to go to the gym but I'm getting very good at reasons why I should not bother going after work!
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
@euphie yes, that is one reason I gave up the gym. That and it's just too far from home especially if I am not going to use it regularly. Making a commitment with other people seems to be a good way to get me to just go do it!
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@TheHorse (74917)
• Walnut Creek, California
31 Jan 16
You've inspired me to go do a chin up. One is about all I can handle at a time.
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
31 Jan 16
Oh my, I have never been able to do a chin up!
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