Wednesday, September 2, 2020

2020 Goals Review for August

August was a good month. We decided to try a plant-based diet and it really kicked my body into some weight loss. I did a lot of gardening, reading, and knitting. We were able to go on 2 camping trips and disconnect from electronics. I was very happy with my progress this month!

1. Lose 5 lbs. Hopefully this year I will be able to meet this goal. – This month I lost 4 lbs. I’ve lost 8 lbs. from January 1. Since my weight goes up and down, I will not count this goal as met until the end of the year and I can keep at least 5 lbs. off from the beginning of the year.

202010,000 Steps +25g of sugar or less

2. Crafts – I’m on track for accomplishing this goal.
a. Knit 12 squares on my national park blanket. I have a total of 35 completed now. (There are 60 squares in the pattern, and this is year 3 of the project.)
i. Completed 10 squares this year
b. Charity – I want to crochet at least 3 prayer shawls and make 10 more NICU hats.
i. January – prayer shawl completed
ii. February – prayer shawl completed
iii. June – prayer shawl complete
iv. July – 5 NICU hats.
c. Knit a sweater. – Completed the Ground Pepper Sweater
d. Knit a ZigZag scarf – Completed
e. Repair the neckline on the Henley sweater I made a few years ago. – I looked at the sweater and realized that to fix the neckline, I would have to rip out both button bands and at this time, I’m not sure I want to do all that work so this goal probably won’t happen. I should receive partial credit for at least looking at it and considering it. 

3. Read 12 nonfiction books that are related to nature. – I’m on track for accomplishing this goal.
a. The Eighty Dollar Champion: Snowman, The Horse That Inspired A Nation by Elizabeth Letts
b. A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond between Two Friends and a Lion by Anthony Bourke and John Rendall
c. The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond by Michael Sims
d. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth by John Muir
e. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
f. The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf
g. The House of Owls by Tony Angell
h. Forces of Nature by Brian Cox
i. The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
j. H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald 

How is your progress towards your goals? Please share.

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