I like to hold myself accountable for getting stuff done. I have 7 new goals this year (mostly about doing less) and 10 carried over from previous years – some of which are fun and not work.
There were 10,173 items in my house as of December 31, 2013.
From Jan 1 – Feb 28, 2015, I saved 27% of income for long-term expenses (RRSP & TFSA) and 50% of income for future expenses (to be paid this calendar year), leaving me with 23% of income for immediate expenses each month. This changes throughout the year as lump-sum bills are paid off.
$6080 was spent on groceries for 2 vegetarian adults and 2 cats in 2014. This includes groceries, snacks, cleaning products, paper goods, personal care items, cat food and cat litter, but not dining out, which was another $1683.
I try to get 100% of the nutrients I need from Real Food on a daily basis. When I’m at my goal weight, I can usually eat 2200 calories a day. I am not an athlete so I aim for 60% carbs, 25% fat and 15% protein. Works for me.
I have regrettably found out that I need an full hour of exercise 5 days a week to maintain my best weight and eat the amount I prefer. So I Just Do It! My usual morning workouts burn off about 300 calories, and I walk back and forth to work most days.
I’ve almost halved my wardrobe to 150 items in the past 2 years. It is an effort not to grow it, but I keep wrestling with my closet!
I’m a librarian and I read a lot 🙂 I would love it if you follow me on Goodreads!
Every month I do a round-up of everything I’ve read and watched. The last DVDs I watched (July 2015) were Jules et Jim and The Theory of Everything.
My spouse and I are big rock music fans. This Fall we are going to see classic rockers Scorpions (with Queensryche) and Judas Priest (with Mastodon). These days I prefer indie rock/pop but I have no problem with nostalgia shows 🙂
An Exacting Life started at the end of December, 2012, and currently has 433 followers (WordPress and email), 44 on Facebook, 14 on Bloglovin and 21 on Feedly, although there is some overlap. As of the end of July 2015, there have been 418 posts and 235,000 all-time views. Thanks for reading!