2017 Goal Check In: October Progress

A few more done, and first time in a while i have no financial goals to work on (at least short-term).  Go me 🙂  Also added one new goal.


Currently none! 🙂

Fitness and Health

  1. Weight down to 160 lbs. by end of year
  2. Consistently do some form of physical activity at least three times a week at lunch time by OctoberDONE!
  3. Walk up the stairs at least three times a week by October December – failed for the date, but I got up to two so I’m giving myself until the end of December to get back on track
  4. Strength training goals, aiming to reach by December 31st (these are based on the current exercise set my partner and I do; we aim to go up in weight every 2-3 weeks):
    1. 40 lbs total (bar or 2×20 lbs dumbells) for the bench exercises (currently bench press, incline shoulder press, and shoulder press)
    2. 50 lbs for lat pull downs
    3. 40 lbs for triceps push downs
    4. 30 lbs on seated row
  5. Dental work: next two rounds of extractions – first round done!
  6. Dental work: fillings until insurance runs out
  7. Get another six months of contact lensesDONE! And lesson learned – next annual exam, buy a years worth LOL

Around the House

  1. Clean up/out home office closet (smaller one)
  2. De-weed and restore smaller front garden and replant
  3. Finish kitchen cabinet/counter project!
  4. Get estimate on electrical box update and wiring updatesDONE!  At $2,500-3,000 bit out of my price range for now, unfortunately
  5. Replace home office A/C
  6. Replace hot water heater – Mostly done other than installing the expansion tank 🙂
  7. Figure out cost of replacing gas heater and decide if doing this yearDONE!
  8. Install new gas heater – NEW! 🙂

Everything Else

  1. Play at least 5 console games – Four done! 
  2. Code new PHP importers for An Eclectic World
  3. Get two more pairs of shoes – one walking, one casual flip-flop/sandal
  4. Replace jacket lost on tripDONE! 
  5. Dogs grooming (either pay groomers or go to DIY grooming place)
  6. Get an album to store trip “paper memories” in
  7. Edit and post all pics from London


  • Progress
  • Setback
  • Notes/Neutral
  • Done!
  • Failed/Cancelled
  • New