Sat Weigh In and Links

by Mike Holman

Today’s weight was 181 pounds! Yes, this means I met my goal of 182 pounds which I set back on October 30. This whole effort resulted from Brip Blap’s Public Declaration post in which he challenges people to publicly set a goal and then try to meet it. I have to say that posting about the weight every week was one of the better motivators I had for this project and resulted in losing the weight in only nine weeks which is much less than the four to six months I was expecting.

Well now that I’ve gotten down to 181, my next two goals are:

  1. Keep the weight off. If nothing else by the end of the year I don’t want to be heavier than 181 pounds.
  2. Get down to 175 pounds. I know from my college days that my perfect weight was around 165 pounds but I don’t think that’s a realistic weight to shoot for since it would be too hard to maintain. Wish me luck!

Some interesting reads from this week:

This post from My Dollar Plan blew my mind – it’s about a person who has 181 financial accounts which includes 89 credit cards. Another interesting statistic that she wrote about is that the credit limit on all the cards is just over a million dollars.

Fecundity wrote a humorous list of things to do, and not to do in the presence of a pregnant woman.

Check out the second edition of the Carnival of Financial Goals hosted by BeingFrugal.net. I was an editor’s choice for my post on Shooting Down Goals.

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