Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve - Resolutions

Like everyone else you know, I want to lose weight and succeed in saving cash in 2009! But, I'm going to admit it publicly, and tell you the details of my goals, and as the year goes on, I'll tell you how it's going. Like I've said before, I think saving money is a lot like losing weight. So you won't be too surprised by my goals for 2009...

1. I will have a healthy BMI of 23 or 24. This is the high end of the "normal weight" range according to the CDC and NIH, but I think is a good healthy weight for me.

2. I will keep track of what I eat. I think if I am honest about what I eat on paper/email/internet/blogging, then I am likely to eat less. (This helped me lose a lot of weight before I got pregnant with my second child.)

3. Our family will save for the 3 months of emergency expenses. I will have to look more carefully at our day-to-day finances and will try to make a reasonable plan on how we can do this. If reasonable, I will save for 6 months.

4. I want to run a 5k. I have never ever been a runner, and can barely run a quarter of a mile right now, but I think it's something I want to achieve, mostly because...

5. I want to do a sprint triathlon. It would be great if I could do this in the summer when the weather is good, or at least before it starts to get chilly in the fall.

6. I want to trim more unneeded expenses in the family - phone bills, ATM fees, cable, auto insurance, etc Stay tuned for more details on that.

And there you go. They are not super unusual goals for this time of year, but this year, given good health and continued employment, I think that I will do it.

What are your specific goals and resolutions for 2009??? Let me know in the comments and commit to the world (or the readers of my blog) that this is the year you will DO it! And maybe others will inspire you too...

1 comment:

Joel said...

Hey Katy,

I was not sure how else to get in touch with you. I am with the Clark Howard Show and Clark would love to have you on as a guest. He read the story in the Washington Post and found it pretty inspiring. Just give me a call when you get a chance at 404-897-6204 (office) or 678-908-3130 (cell). I look forward to hearing from you.