This post contains affiliate links.  Last week, for 7 full days, I took a time inventory to see exactly how I spent my time.  It was eye-opening, and I hope to share the results with you soon.  I’m feeling better about my time-management skills with two exceptions–first, I’m not prioritizing learning Japanese, and second, I’m walking a lot for exercise, but I still have to prioritize stretching/yoga and weight lifting.  I will prioritize those goals in my next mini-goal time frame when this one ends next week.

Health Goals

I’m planning on 2024 being the year I eradicate SIBO.  I’m so excited to have this gone and be able to eat the foods I want (like apples, pears, and Brussels sprouts) without intense stomach pain.  And, if I lose weight as the result of the steps I’m going to follow, all the better, but that isn’t my focus this year.  My gut health is.

Between now and February 13th, follow these items:

  • Eat three meals a day only–no snacks–I didn’t succeed at this.  I get full quickly, and then need a snack in two to three hours. I have to work on eating more at meals.
  • Follow a Low Fodmap, Low Carb diet–I’m doing the best I can, which must be okay because my SIBO numbers are going down.
  • Eat no refined sugar including white, brown, powdered, and coconut sugar. I did not do this. My banana muffins have coconut sugar in them.  I usually eat one a day, and they don’t affect my fermentation level, so I’m not planning on dropping them any time soon.  Maybe I shouldn’t have set this goal ;). 
  • Exercise for 15 hours–81.3% Complete! I exercised for 163 minutes, or 2 hours and 43 minutes. I’ve exercised for a grand total of 12 hours 12 minutes this 6 weeks!
  • Meal prep for 4 out of 6 of the upcoming weeks–100% completed. I have meal prepped every weekend in 2024 so far.

Picture of lunches--Butter Chicken, Cheeseburger Bowl, and chili

Personal Development Goals

I’m also planning better work/life balance this year, so these goals will help me find more enjoyment in life:

  • Read two or three books100% Completed. I finished Daughter of the Reich and The Fury.
  • Learn how to make gluten free sourdough bread–Well, I have made two loaves of bread, and so far they’re, um, shall we say brick-like. I have made sourdough discard crackers, chocolate chip cookies, and pancakes, which my kids loved. But I can’t keep up with the discard; I have two quarts in my refrigerator waiting for me to use.  So far this experiment is not quite working out how I would like.
  • Listen to Japanese for 600 minutes–33% Completed. I listened to Japanese for 65 minutes last week, for a total of 200 minutes overall.
  • Study Japanese for 300 minutes–14.3% Completed. I studied Japanese for 16 minutes, for a total of 43 minutes this 6 weeks.
  • Write in my journal every day (I bought this 5-year journal so I wouldn’t feel so much pressure to write a lot.  The point now is to get back into the habit of journal writing.)–I wrote in my journal every day this week!!

Financial Goals

We’ve gotten a bit lax on our spending, since we moved, so 2024 is the year to be more aware. I shared my grocery goals earlier, and beyond that, I’m trying to be more mindful of our spending in general. We have some big house projects we’d love to take care of (like cutting down some of the trees on our property) and we have some we NEED to take care of (like replacing our 14-year-old water heater and having money set aside in case our 20-year-old refrigerator gives up the ghost).

  • Determine what we want to plant in the garden and start the seeds–Nothing yet, but DH and I are going to sit down and discuss this soon.  I also ordered a grow light.
  • Spend less than $2000 on groceries–60.6% Spent.  I spent $1,212.12 on groceries in January

Did you set goals for 2024? If so, I’d love to hear what they are!

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