Lose Weight, Eat Healthier, and Exercise
According to my last update I had lost 6 pounds total. This week was a hard week because I felt slightly sick and just didn’t feel like myself. I only went out to eat once this week which was an improvement over last week. I didn’t do as well at home this week though as my girlfriend bought cupcakes and I have a giant sweet tooth. I didn’t gain or lose and weight again this week but they key is I didn’t gain any.
My goal for exercising was to walk my dog 3 times a week. This week I have walked her 6 days. Next week I am bumping this goal up to 5 days a week.
This week I posted 5 times which exceeded my goal of posting at least 3 times a week. I am going to up this goal to 4 times a week because I really like this schedule and I should be able to keep up if I work on getting a couple additional posts in the queue in case something pops up in my personal life.
My Alexa ranking goal is going great. Each week my rank has been dropping although the drop is less and less every week. That means I’m getting up there in the rankings though! I’m trying to network with as many blogs as I connect with so if you know of any blogs I should check out let me know! My ranking was 1,843,493 last Friday and as of yesterday it was down to 898,343. Now that I have broken the 7 digit barrier I need to start cracking down to continue to lower my ranking. Only 698,344 to go.
Quit Being So Lazy!
My goal to fix my motorcycle handle bar that broke over six months ago when the wind blew my motorcycle over is currently in progress. I started fixing it last Friday but I ran into an issue with the throttle and didn’t understand how to reassemble it. I asked the online community for help but their advice wasn’t really clear so I haven’t attempted finishing the fix yet. I’m hoping to get this done soon, but a yard project will be taking up most of my time this week.
Here are some of my favorite posts from this week! Enjoy some great weekend reading.
The Extra Money Blog wrote about A List of Tax Benefits of Starting a Home Business - Just be careful, if you aren’t an accountant you may want to enlist one if you plan on taking these deductions.
Work Save Live wrote about Asset Allocation & Diversification: Stocks, Bonds and Cash – While this might not be the most exciting topic it is EXTEREMELY IMPORTANT and Jason does a GREAT job of explaining this so anyone can understand.
Len Pozzo dot Com wrote 100 Words on: Why It Never Pays to Give Up - A quick reminder that giving up never gets you ahead.
Jeff Rose at Good Financial Cents wrote How a $75 Parking Ticket Almost Ruined My Life – Don’t let a bad day change your plans.
Andrea at So Over Debt wrote a hillarious post: Unsent Letters: 8th Grade Graduation Edition - While the circumstances were unfortunate at least she found a way to vent and entertain.
Mentions & Carnivals
Thanks to Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff for hosting my guest post Price Protection – How I Saved $40 on My Carnival Cruise.
Thanks to Money Wise Pastor for hosting the Festival of Frugality and including my post An Easy Way to Save Money (and Calories) While Dining Out.
Thanks to One Smart Dollar for hosting the Carnival of Financial Camaraderie and including my post Rental Property – The Financial Side (Part 2).
Thanks to Well Heeled Blog for hosting the Yakezie Carnival and including my post Rental Property – The Financial Side (Part 2).
Thanks to Portfolio Princess for hosting the Carnival of Retirement and including my post Rental Property – The Financial Side (Part 2).
Thanks to Nerd Wallet for hosting the Carnival of Financial Planning and including my post Rental Property – The Financial Side (Part 2).
If you hosted one of my posts in a carnival this week and I missed it please let me know and I’ll include you in next week’s carnivals section!
Have a great weekend everyone!