Hi Everyone! How was your week 14/52? Mine wasn’t great because I read too many gloom and doom news articles. Going forward, I’m going to limit how many news articles I read to regain optimism and hopefulness for the future.
Goal #1: Manage My Eating Disorder
✅ (1) Goal met in eating between 1200 to 1700 calories during the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM for Week 14/52.
Goal #2: Become more organized starting Week 2/52
❌ (2) Goal not met in spending 15 to 30 minutes organizing every day using a timer for Week 14/52.
Gah! I forgot only 1 day! Still…
Goal #3: Write consistently
❌ (3) Goal not met in writing between 2 to 8 hours every day for Week 14/52.
It’s the second week I missed this year! Due to changing personal circumstances, I will need to reword this goal in order to capture the essence of it.
Goal #4: Read books to gain knowledge and new perspectives
✅ (4a) Goal accomplished in reading 30 minutes a day for 5 days for Week 14/52. Currently reading Martha Beck’s Steering by Starlight.
🚧 (4b) Goal in progress: I will review 6 books in 2022 and post them on this blog.
Book 1/6: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
Book 2/6: If I Had Your Face
Book 3/6: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
Book 4/6: Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness
Goal #5: Improve my listening skills
✅ (5a) Goal accomplished in listening to one Design Matters Podcast for Week 14/52. This week, I listened to Debbie Millman interview Tatiana Schlossberg, author of Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have.
The most important things to do are vote and to get involved in the political process. And to vote for candidates who are talking about it and making meaningful policy on these issues and to not reelect those who don’t.Tatiana Schlossberg, Design Matters with Debbie Millman
✅ (5b) Goal accomplished in listening to one TED talk for Week 14/52. This week I listened to How menopause affects the brain | Lisa Mosconi
Lisa talks about the Mediterranean diet is beneficial to women’s health. Women who follow the Mediterranean diet have a much lower risk of cognitive decline, of depression, of heart disease, of stroke and of cancer, and they also have fewer hot flashes. It’s because the diet promotes eating flax seeds, sesame seeds, dried apricots, legumes, dark chocolate and some fruits contain phytoestrogens (estrogens from plants) that act like mild estrogens to replace the estrogen women lose during menopause.
Goal #6: Emulate Krista Tippet’s (Winner of the National Humanities Medal, Peabody Awards, Webby Awards) way of speaking.
✅(6) Goal accomplished in emulating a sentence of Krista Tippet’s for Week 14/52 from this Design Matters Podcast.
Goal #7: Learn how to grow microgreens from Mark starting 6/1/2022 (Week 22/52)
🔜(7) Goal N/A for Week 14/52.
Goal #1: Maintain my mental and physical health
✅(1a) Goal accomplished in singing two positive songs and one song of my choice every day for Week 14/52.
✅(1b) Goal accomplished in meditating and practicing 25 minutes of yoga 5 to 7 days for Week 14/52.
✅ (1c) Goal accomplished for lifting weights 3 to 5 days a week for Week 14/52.
✅(1d) Goal accomplished in doing a physical activity for Week 14/52.
I played 2.5 hours of table tennis and walked the Bronx River Parkway for 1 hour.
❌ (1e) Goal not accomplished in sleeping before 11:30 PM every day for Week 14/52.
I keep failing this goal! I need to make this more of a priority!
Goal #2: Work on my marriage
✅ (2a) Goal accomplished in continuing my weekly marriage meeting (#191), financial checkup, and date night with Mark for Week 14/52.
✅ (2b) Goal accomplished in helping Mark organize for 15-30 minutes every day this past week for Week 14/52.
Goal #3: Encourage my mom to expand her worldview starting Week 14/52
✅ (3a) Goal accomplished in teaching my mom English for Week 14/52.
My mom currently reads and understands English at a second-grade level! I’m quite pleased considering she started less than first-grade a year ago.
✅ (3b) Goal not applicable in practicing Senior Yoga with my mom for Week 14/52.
✅ (3c) Goal accomplished in teaching my mom how to become more proficient at using her iPhone for Week 14/52.
I taught her how to use the Fitbit App!
Goal #4: Prioritize friendships
✅ (4a) Goal accomplished in meeting up with friends 1 to 4 times a month for Week 14/52. I played table tennis with Sure Sure.
✅ (4b) Goal accomplished in chatting with 1 to 3 friends over the phone/zoom for Week 14/52. I chatted with Catan.
Goal #5: Remember my late father through cooking starting Week 9/52 on 3/3 (my father’s birthday).
✅ (5) Goal accomplished in posting one recipe on this site for Week 14/52, Easy Asparagus and Garlic Stir Fry.
Week 14/52 Goal Summary
✅ Accomplished goals: 17
❌ Goals not met: 3
🔜 Goals N/A for Week 12/52: 1
🚧 Goals in progress: 1
This week’s completion percentage: 85% (17/20)
Week 1/52 completion percentage: 91% (I missed the 5 to 7 days of mediation and practiced 25 minutes of yoga goal.)
Week 2/52 completion percentage: 100%
Week 3/52 completion percentage: 92.8% (I missed the sleeping before 11:30 PM everyday goal.)
Week 4/52 completion percentage: 100%
Week 5/52 completion percentage: 94.4% (I missed the eat between 1200 to 1700 calories everyday goal).
Week 6/52 completion percentage: 100%
Week 7/52 completion percentage: 100%
Week 8/52 completion percentage: 94.7% (I missed the sleeping before 11:30 PM everyday goal.)
Week 9/52 completion percentage: 100%
Week 10/52 completion percentage: 95% (I missed the sleeping before 11:30 PM everyday goal.)
Week 11/52 completion percentage: 95% (I missed the sleeping before 11:30 PM everyday goal.)
Week 12/52 completion percentage: 94.4% (I missed the sleeping before 11:30 PM everyday goal.)
Week 13/52 completion percentage: 88.9% (I missed the writing between 2 to 8 hours every day and sleeping before 11:30 PM everyday goal.)
Week 14/52 completion percentage: 85% (I missed the writing between 2 to 8 hours every day, sleeping before 11:30 PM everyday goal, and daily organizing.)
2022 Average completion percentage thus far: 95.08%
Dear readers, how was your progression towards your 2022 goals? 😃
91% completion this week.
I’m so happy to see your mom trying hard to learn English every week. It’s really hard to teach someone if they don’t want it themselves, especially someone older and retired. The only logical conclusion is that she really wants it.
Congrats on managing your calories this week!
Thanks for your encouragment! Much needed this week. 😃