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Sorry I wasn’t able to update this week.  It was a bit crazy, but now things are settling down.  Here are my 16 goals I want to accomplish in 2020: Week 4 and 5 of 52.

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


Exercise At Least 3,900 Minutes This Year

I exercised 74 minutes over the last two weeks with Faithful Workouts and SaraBethYoga. for a grand total of 121 minutes for the year. That means I’m 254 minutes behind schedule.  However, I should be able to start cutting into that deficit this week.

Track on WW Every Day

I did not track at all this week.  So, for the past two weeks, I haven’t been following WW, and while it’s felt nice not to track, it also resulted in me eating.all.the.things, so much so that I gained weight.  I’m now at a higher weight than I was on January 1st.  Yikes!  I have a plan for this, which I’ll share next week.

I gained 4 pounds over the last two weeks, bringing my total weight loss for the year to +2 pounds, so I’m 0% into my weight loss goal of losing 90 pounds before my 50th birthday in 15 months.

Learn Techniques to Handle, Recognize, and End Emotional Eating

Thanks to a reader’s recommendation, I started reading Made to Crave.  I’m only about 45 pages into it, but I think it will be helpful.


I have two goals with this.

Read a Passage of the Bible Daily

Just waiting for it to arrive.  I finally received The Word Among Us, yesterday, and when I opened it, the entire magazine was empty!  All I received was the cover with no insides!!!  So frustrating after waiting so long.  I’ll be calling them today, though I’m sure this is the fault of the post office.

Attend One Week Day Mass Weekly

We went to weekday Mass one of the two weeks, so I’ve done this 2x this year.  I *think* I found a way to make this happen every week without going to 6:30 a.m. Mass.


Last year, I reached a point where I decided I need to grow my blog or shut it down completely.  I gave serious though to shutting it down completely, but I really love blogging, so I decided to try to grow it.  There are a number of things I need to do behind the scenes to make this happen

DONE!!–Have the Site Redesigned and Updated

The new redesign is complete.

Transfer My Email List

Over the years, I have lost access to my email list!  Yikes!  I’ve started a new one, but I’m starting from scratch.  If you were on my previous email list, will you please sign up again?

Update at Least 200 Posts for SEO

No progress.

DONE!!–Delete at Least 100 Irrelevant Posts

Something tells me I should have made this goal much larger!  I started deleting irrelevant posts, and I just couldn’t stop!  I’ve been blogging for 11 years this March, and so far I’ve gone through two years’ worth of posts and deleted 611 irrelevant posts.  By the time I’m done, I think I’ll be well over 1,000.

Read 40 Books

I have completed 8 books so far in January, making this goal 20% complete.  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 this week, putting me on a 86 day streak.

Complete Japanese from Zero Book One

No progress.  I discovered that the textbook Japanese from Zero Book One has a free online course supplement, so I’ll also be using that to help me make my way through Japanese from Zero.  I’m excited for this goal and a little intimidated that I won’t be able to accomplish it because I’ll be short on time.

Reduce Our Grocery Bill

My goal this year is to reduce our grocery bill to $10,000 or $833 a month.

Our final tally for January was $804.74, so I accomplished this goal for January.  For the first week of February, we spent $105.23.


Gain Control of My Email

My Google email now has 436 emails———–>down from 5,957 emails at the beginning of the year.  This email is 92.6% 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.


If all goes as planned, this year will be a big year for travel.

Take a Trip to Michigan

This year, we plan to take another trip to Michigan.  We’ll either go as a family vacation, or we’ll go to help my mom if she has her other hip replaced.  We’re starting to save money for the trip now, but we won’t have any definitive plans until we learn what my mom plans to do.

Take a Trip to Japan

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

We haven’t been to Japan since 2002 for a variety of reasons, but this year will be the year that we go.  The last time we were there, my husband’s nephew was 4 months old, and soon he’ll be 18!  We can’t wait to go and are tentatively planning a trip for May.

That’s it.  My 16 goals I want to accomplish in 2020: Week 4 and 5 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