This post contains affiliate links.  Over the last three weeks, I’ve focused on setting up my life for living healthy and losing weight.  I’ve not only been tracking my WW (Weight Watchers) points every week, but I’ve also been sticking to my alloted points and not going over.  I’ve also been exercising at least 75 minutes a week.  Things are going well on that front.  Now, over the next few weeks, I’m focusing my attention on increasing my Japanese practice and enriching my spiritual life. Here is an update on my goals I want to achieve in 2020: weeks 18 of 52.

My 16 Goals I Want to Accomplish in 2020: Week 1 of 52

Health

Exercise At Least 3,900 Minutes This Year

*ACCOMPLISHED THIS WEEK.  I exercised 75 minutes over the last week!!   I now have a grand total of 715 minutes for the year, making this goal 18.3% complete.

*Track on WW Every Day

ACCOMPLISHED THIS WEEK! Not only did I track this week, but I stayed within my points for the week.  Unfortunately, I didn’t lose any weight this week, but I won’t let that discourage me.  I’ll just keep on truckin’ along.  (I am down two pounds total since I started following the plan last week.)

Learn Techniques to Handle, Recognize, and End Emotional Eating

NOT accomplished this week.

Spirituality

I have two goals with this.

Read a Passage of the Bible Daily

NOT accomplished this week. I did read a few of the Mass readings in The Word Among Us as well as reading the reflections, but I didn’t do it every day.

Attend One Week Day Mass Weekly

NOT accomplished this week. So far, I’ve accomplished this goal 7/18 weeks.  It’s really challenging for me to watch daily Mass.  I’d much rather be there in person.

Blog

Progress on this has stalled.

Update at Least 200 Posts for SEO

I didn’t update any this week.

Read 40 Books

I have completed 19 books so far this year, making this goal 47.5% complete.

Last week I finished Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens.  (Loved it even though it was slow to start!)

Goals I Want to Achieve in 2020: Week 18 of 52

The girls and I also finished reading the young adult book, Fever by Laurie Halse Anderson about the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia in 1793.  This one was also very good.

Goals I Want to Accomplish for 2020: Week 18 of 52

This week I started As Bright as Heaven.  This book is about the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu pandemic.  I’ve already researched this time period some thanks to our new pandemic, but I’d really like to get a deeper understanding about what things were like then and how they best tried to protect themselves.

Goals I Want to Achieve in 2020: Week 17 of 52

Be sure to check out my historical fiction I want to read.  If you’re a fellow bookworm, follow me on Goodreads; I’d love to follow you.

Learn Japanese

Do Duolingo Every Day

I did Duolingo every day the last week, putting me on a 175 day streak.

Complete Japanese from Zero Book One

Some progress.  I did two days of Mango Languages‘ Japanese course.   My husband’s nephew needs to start speaking English every week for his university, so we’re going to have a Zoom call with them once a week.  We’ll get to practice our Japanese, and he gets to practice his English, so it should be fun.

Gain Control of My Email

My Google email now has 393 emails———–>down from 5,957 emails at the beginning of the year.  This email is 93.4% completely finished.

No progress on these other nightmare email accounts:

My Yahoo blog email has 93,155 emails.

My Yahoo spam email has 161,328 emails.

My Yahoo personal email has 58, 832 emails.

GOALS COMPLETED THIS YEAR

DONE!!–Have the Site Redesigned and Updated

The new redesign is complete.

DONE!!–Transfer My Email List

I was able to transfer my email list at the beginning of the year and have been sending out email newsletters every Tuesday.  If you haven’t already, I’d love to see you join!



DONE!!–Delete at Least 100 Irrelevant Blog Posts

I did a little bit more on this and have deleted 635 posts.  That’s the good news.  The bad news is that I’m only on July, 2011.   I still have almost 9 more years to go through!!!!

GOALS ELIMINATED THIS YEAR DUE TO THE VIRUS

Reduce Our Grocery Bill

I HAVE ELIMINATED THIS GOAL FOR THE YEAR.

My goal was to reduce our grocery bill to $10,000 or $833 a month.  HOWEVER, given the current pandemic and the fact that I can no longer bargain shop as I used to, my husband and I decided to eliminate this goal.

Right now, we’re not stepping foot in the store, so we’re relying on online deliveries and what I can get from the grocery store pick up, which is really hit or miss.  Given our food intolerances, we can’t just eat whatever is available.

In March, we spent $1,258.37 (I had a large freezer cooking session in the beginning of March that made this bill a bit higher than normal, and I also put down $100 as a deposit for a 1/4 side of beef.)

In February we spent $895.08Not accomplished

In January, our total was $804.74Accomplished!

Travel

I’m pretty sure these two travel goals will be scrapped for 2020.  Life, what can you do but roll with the punches?

Take a Trip to Michigan

Not happening this year.

Take a Trip to Japan

My 14 Goals I Want to Accomplish in 2020
Photo by Manuel Cosentino on Unsplash

Who knows when we’ll go.

That’s it.  My goals I want to accomplish in 2020: Weeks 18 of 52.  

What are your goals for the year?

To read all of my 2020 goals update posts, check these out:

My 16 Goals I Want to Accomplish in 2020: Week 1 of 52

My 16 Goals I Want to Accomplish in 2020:  Week 2 of 52

My 16 Goals I Want to Accomplish in 2020:  Week 3 of 52

My 16 Goals I Want to Accomplish in 2020:  Weeks 4 and 5 of 52

My 16 Goals I Want to Accomplish in 2020: Week 6

My 16 Goals I Want to Accomplish in 2020: Week 7 of 52

My 16 Goals I Want to Accomplish in 2020: Week 8

My 16 Goals I Want to Accomplish in 2020: Weeks 9 & 10

My 16 Goals I Want to Accomplish in 2020: Weeks 11, 12 & 13

My 16 Goals I Want to Accomplish in 2020: Week 14

My 16 Goals I want to Accomplish in 2020: Week 15

My 16 Goals I Want to Accomplish in 2020: Week 16

My 16 Goals I Want to Accomplish in 2020: Week 17