Friday, March 29, 2013

March Goals Update

March Goals

1) No breakfast/lunch/snacks/coffee during the work week - FAIL I started off fairly strong (I think the first 2 weeks there was none) but I lost control during the second two. Went out for breakfast 2X, lunch 2X, one drink, and 2 teas.


1) Shopping ban - FAIL - I purchased a bathing suit, a spring/rain coat, and 3 tops, 1 cardigan.
2) Savings goals - Check - My RSP is over $25K and I put another $700 into other savings accounts this month.
3) Debt goals - Check - I paid $1300 off my debt, closed one credit card, and now my total debt is under $4K!
4) Increase my Net Worth - Complete - up +$14,511.01 (goal = $10,000) Hmm, how much should I increase this to?
5) Track spending and post budgets - Check - I need to verify the numbers but I'm pretty sure I kept track of everything.


1) Lose weight -FAIL - ??? I don't even want to know, so I'm not weighing myself yet.
2) Do something physical at least 4x a week - FAIL - Gym, what's a gym? With all my time and energy going into OT this month, the gym definitely took a back burner.
3) Eat better - FAIL - Stress eating, that's all I'm going to say about that ...
4) Read more books - Pass - Finally finished "The Kingmaker's Daughter" by Philippa Gregory.
5) Make more things - FAIL - OT, need I say more?
6) Sell/donate more - Check - I sold 3 wedding items this month and I've posted some more items online.


1) Post my weekly spending and bi-weekly budgets. - Check
2) Post at least one other post a week other than #1 - Check
3) Comment on other blogs and become more of the community - Check
4) Use twitter more (@morgainemoney) - Check
5) Post updates on my progress with the Shopping Ban and these goals. - Check - unfortunately :(
6) I will update my blog and sidebars with these goals (other than the Closing Costs since this is mostly T). And if I'm on pace or not. - Check

April Goals

All of the above PLUS ... Actually, stick to these goals! The diet and exercise especially. I feel so tired, lazy, and lathargic lately. Hopefully Spring is here and we can do more things outside :)
How about you? How did you do on your March goals? Was March a crazy busy month or more relaxing?



  1. I know how it feels. I was doing AMAZING in Jan and Feb (If you go to my website under the header I have challenges and they're listed by monthly) I don't know what happened to march. But I gained weight I barely did all of the workouts I wanted to. I'm hoping April will be more successful!

    Better luck in April !!!

    1. Hi,

      I will take a look at your blog, I was out of town on the weekend was "unplugged" so to speak.

      I'm hoping March was a "one off" because we were so busy and will be able to get back on track in April. We learned some valuable lessons so hopefully we can remember them next time we get busy.

      Thanks for dropping by!

  2. I've been doing really good with not eating snacks at work. I stopped buying them so that makes it a lot easier!

    1. Hi Michelle,

      I had been doing well up until this month. Knowing that you won't get home to eat dinner until 8pm kinda makes snacking necessary but I certainly could have made better choices in my snacks but again it was hard to make said snacks when busy so I didn't ;P

      Thanks for the comment and congrats at getting your snack intake down! :)

  3. Looks like a pretty good month to me. Congrats on paying off the credit card. I did some spending this month on clothes, but I needed jeans pretty bad and I got them on sale so I don't feel bad.

    1. Hi SDS,

      It was good and bad. I completed some important financial goals but broke the shopping ban. The main dissapointment to me was the eating and not exercising but there's only so much time in the day.

      I needed socks and a bra but I didn't really need a coat and t-shirts. The coat was to replace a pretty ugly one but I should have just made due, the t-shirts, well they were pretty colours ;)

      I wouldn't feel too guilty if you needed the jeans, we will all have to replace things at some point.

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

  4. Nice job on improving your net worth. Are you going to set a new goal?

    1. Hi ND Chic,

      Thanks. I'm thinking about it, but I'm not too sure what number since I won't be contributing that high to my RSP anymore since I will actually be more focused on paying off my aunt (which techinically isn't on "paper") and my credit card which would postively affect my NW but only by $4K. Once we buy a house, the $25K is gone and my NW will sort of reset itself.

      I think I may leave the goal as complete for a few months as I rejig my priorities and budget.

      Thanks for the comment :)

  5. You did great with financial and blogging goals! I had a 60% success rate with March goals, hoping to meet all of my April goals. Happy Spring! :)

    1. Hi,

      Yes, that's why I'm not too down on myself, it can be hard to have willpower in all aspects of life at the same time, usually something has to give (and its usually the diet and exercise).

      60% is awesome! I've only made April's goals these above because it would be nice to actually achieve them, for once ;)

      Thanks for stopping by :)

  6. I think you did quite well overall..I spent more in the last week of the month, too, so I feel your pain!

  7. Hi HH,

    Thanks! I'm quite happy with the financial and blogging sides of the month but unhappy with the food/exercise and spending aspects. I think I was so focused on being disciplined in the first few months that my mind went "that's it! I'm going on vacation!" and willpower/discipline went out the door. Hoping to get back on track in April :)

    Thanks for dropping in! :)