2018 Goals: Progress Made in July

Not much progress in July due to lack of funds and most of the remaining goals being one that will take some time.  Did make progress on learning my Japanese, though, and getting through my game log 🙂


  1. Credit card balance below $6,000
  2. Set up Flexible Spending Account for medical expensesDONE!
  3. Emergency fund back to $1,000

Fitness and Health

  1. Strength training targets
    1. 30 lbs dumbbells for the bench exercises
    2. 50 lbs for lat pull downs
    3. 50 lbs for triceps push downs
    4. 60 lbs on seated row
    5. 40 lbs for leg extension
    6. 40 lbs for lying leg curl
    7. 60 lbs for fly
    8. 40 lbs for reverse lateral
  2. Swimming targets
    1. 30 minutes, 800 yards
    2. 45 minutes, 1000 yards
    3. 50m freestyle without having to pause at the wall
    4. 100m freestyle without having to pause
    5. 200m kick without having to pause
  3. Dental work
    1. Fillings (three rounds)
    2. Teeth replacement
  4. Get back to following Naturally Slim principles

Around the House

  1. Mow once a month
  2. Finish metal fence
  3. Redo networking so both desktops are hard-wired, along with TV, PS4, and maybe PS3
  4. Paint kitchen – Walls done! Need to decide on the trim and get that done
  5. Garage remodel

Everything Else

  1. Non-goal blog post at least once a month
  2. Learning Japanese
    1. Finish Human Japanese Beginner
    2. Finish Human Japanese Intermediate
  3. Buy new laptop or fix current oneDONE!  All fixed up and practically like new again 🙂
  4. Read at least three hours a week
  5. Take either the Zend Framework or PHP Certification exam
  6. Go through Wilton Cake Decorating courses
  7. Learn PHP 7
  8. Play at least 5 games from the backlog – One done, one underway