Week 3 Update: Keeping Myself Accountable

Goal 1: Lose 30 pounds.

The sports bra and exercise top from Amazon came. Unfortunately, the bra doesn’t fit very well and it creates weird lumps on my chest. I don’t mind the uniboob look too much – I’m working out, not picking up guys – but the lumps are strange. They make me look like I have random growths.

The top is fine.

It’s back to looking for my old sports bra. It has to be in the bedroom somewhere.

Goal 2: Learn something new.

Still the same lack of progress on the WordPress. I’m not even sure if I mean learn WordPress or learn SEO. Learning WordPress is what? Coding? I don’t really care for this, nor do I really need it to be a successful blogger. I guess I meant SEO in the beginning. For some reason, SEO just seems really daunting.

Goal 3: Blog at least once a week, with the end goal of daily posts.

Yes. I’m doing daily posts for AmyNievera.Com, though I feel like it’s cheating because they’re just photos. At least I am managing one written post per week per blog.

Goal 4: Have an ongoing emergency fund of at least $1,000 by the end of the year.

Putting away $5 a day can get a bit tedious. Doing this is better in the long run though, because $5 a day seems a lot less than $35 a week or $150 a month. We have over a hundred now and I’ve narrowed our banking choices to Bank of the West or San Francisco Fire Credit Union. The former is nice because I have a couple of branches close to my work. The latter is nice because it’s a credit union supporting firemen – but the only two branches in town require specific bus rides. Both financial institutions have free checking, of course.

And I do like Bank of the West because their logo has a grizzly bear. I wouldn’t mind a debit card with a fuzzy bear. Animal lover, what can I say?

Project 365

I don’t know if anyone noticed… but I missed 1/15. And not just “I forgot to post my photo” but I completely forgot about Project 365 and didn’t take a single photo that day. I can’t believe I missed a day so early in the year. To say I’m disappointed with myself is an understatement. Nonetheless, keep calm and carry on.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dee-Mitchell/100001016612545 Dee Mitchell

    I agree with you, I don’t think SEO is really necessary. Coding could be beneficial I guess. I’d say that you should definitely look into it at the least. Nothing wrong with blogging a photo! I think that is a start. If you can commit to at least taking a photo a day, that is a huge accomplishment! I recommend writing for 15 minutes a day, then blog about what you wrote :) It may help you out to do it that way!

    • http://www.amynievera.com/ Amy Nievera

      Do you know the site 750 Words? I used to do that but I wrote about the most
      random things. They were not usable for a blog, haha.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dee-Mitchell/100001016612545 Dee Mitchell

    I agree with you, I don’t think SEO is really necessary. Coding could be beneficial I guess. I’d say that you should definitely look into it at the least. Nothing wrong with blogging a photo! I think that is a start. If you can commit to at least taking a photo a day, that is a huge accomplishment! I recommend writing for 15 minutes a day, then blog about what you wrote :) It may help you out to do it that way!

    • http://www.amynievera.com/ Amy Nievera

      Do you know the site 750 Words? I used to do that but I wrote about the most
      random things. They were not usable for a blog, haha.