Monthly Goals: June 2017

7 Jun

Heeeellooooo doctor appointments and couch! Goodness, I feel like that’s most of what I did in May.


Recap of Monthly Goals:

EDIT Amelia book til ready for a professional editor.  – Still in the midst of writing a longer, more detailed, makes-more-sense-to-the-story scene. I also had a brilliant light-bulb idea that I’m gonna add!!

Make writing a habit most every day –  nope

Grow SGL’s Traffic –  I’m actually gonna take this goal off for a while and change it back to ‘get on a regular posting schedule’ =)

Lose weight/get healthier – I’ve actually lost almost 2 lbs this month! That’s huge for me

Read more books on Jewish living –  I’ve finally finished Messianic Jewish Manifesto by David H. Stern. Come back for a review of it!

Write a letter to one person a month –nope

Try a new recipe – if you follow me on Instagram, you know about my new obsession – Creamy Chocolate Shake. (I’m drinking one right now in fact) This yummy shake hides healthy fats and vitamins. You’ve gotta try it! (just in case you’re curious, yes I’m still in love with smoothie bowls and have one every morning.


OH made me a shake one day when I was in bad pain

Watch/Read a Documentary – I watched another Gordon Buchanan show, this one was Gorilla Family and Me. I also read Julia Child’s book “My Life in Paris” which was thoroughly enjoyable. (watch for a full review coming!)

Recap of May’s goals:

Edit the heck out of Amelia’s story  – just a few days

Be stricter on NO SUGAR and more veggies/juice – I’ve done Great on this one guys. I haven’t knowingly had processed sugar more than once in may! And my veggie/fruit intake has increased.


Finish gallery wall –  finally! There’s some more I’d like to do with it but I like how it is now so I’m moving on

Start a container garden – Due to increasing medical bills I think I’m gonna give up on this idea this year. Might get a few herbs on my counter but that’s it.

Get my hair trimmed – nope

Watch Under Our Skin 2 – I found out you have to rent it on amazon and I’m so frugal that I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.

Finish crochet projects – YES! and they turned out so cute.

Go through at least 2 areas and declutter – Busted this out right away due to dealing with mice again. Went through and majorly cleaned my office and laundry room

Go on a DATE with OH – technically it was in June, but I’m counting it!


It’s seriously halfway through the year already! I want to do a quick ‘Goal Check-in’ this month. Here’s my 2017 Goal list.  Since I’ve been updating every month on my regular goals, I’m just going to talk about my BIG goals right now. Which are:

~get my first book published this year  

~ Have my second book written in full  

~Lose weight/get healthier

So. I’ve barely been able to edit my first book and I’ve only just started my second one. And that is because of the struggles of the third goal. Augh. It’s frustrating but can’t be helped. I’m really hoping that I find something that helps soon so that I can get back to writing because I really miss it. I’m bummed about this because I had high hopes to get published this year. Anyway, moving on…

June Goals:

Start 21-day detox

Get Hair Trimmed – have an appointment for when I’m in Bend!

Finish next set of crochet projects

Go through 2 areas and de-clutter

Schedule landlord/landscaper to clean up our sad yard?



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What are some of your goals for June? 


6 Responses to “Monthly Goals: June 2017”

  1. Jerod June 7, 2017 at 6:21 am #

    I love that you’re setting goals and tracking follow-through/accomplishments! My big goal for June is to set goals and begin to meet them 🙂
    I’m signing up with a “coaching” group for targeted discipleship–goals being the main strategy. I didn’t know how accustomed I had become to “winging it” because here was just too much to do! I am beginning my coup against the tyranny of the urgent 🙂


    • Laura June 7, 2017 at 8:34 am #

      I’m finding that I’m much more likely to meet some of my goals if I WRITE them down. It makes a big difference. wow – that’s great! I think we all could benefit from a group that teaches/encourages us in our priorities


  2. Arwen McGilvra June 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm #

    Which 21 day detox are you doing? I did one by Metagenics to try and find my food sensitivities, but messed it up because I guess you are supposed to go off any allergy medication while on the detox. Wish they would have made that clear at the BEGINNING. Anyway I just haven’t gotten up enough will power to try it again, but I would love to figure out what my food sensitivities are. If only it were easy.


    • Laura June 9, 2017 at 9:01 am #

      My hubby got me this book . I’m going to try and do it as best I can with what I’ve got in the house until I can get to the grocery store. Ohhhhhh man, that’s really frustrating! I’m sorry. My dr had me go off gluten, dairy, eggs at the same time for a month. after that we tried different things – like going off of nightshades. But I admit to being really resistant at the time. You can totally do it again! I was just talking to a friend that is doing the low FODMAP diet and it’s helped her a bunch.

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      • Arwen McGilvra June 9, 2017 at 9:04 am #

        The food sensitivities detox has you go off of dairy and caffeine, among a bunch of other things. And decaf with almond milk just doesn’t get the day started the same as regular coffee 😉.

        Thanks for the encouragement.


        • Laura June 9, 2017 at 9:13 am #

          Yes! That’s why I was so resistant to doing it =) I was in the process of opening a bakery at the time and really did not want to know if I was sensitive to what I was baking. sigh. The best laid plans!


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