Wednesday, November 08, 2017
I hope I didn't give anyone the impression that I'm too scared to be happy about retirement. I am a little apprehensive with all the concern about medical expense, taxes and the ACA but I am really looking forward to all I've planned for with AAUW, my position on the Senior Community Board of Directors and my membership in Olli.
Anyway back to Goals and challenges. Right now the 5% challenge Living the Good Life activities are Declutter your life and Eating a good breakfast. Both are all or nothing 10 points.
One of my goals for retirement is to clear out all of the junk hanging around my house, so it easy for me to get started on that a little at a time. We live in a five bedroom 3 Bath two story house. Just me and my DH and the four bedrooms we don't live in have gradually turned into closets. I have gotten rid of my wrapping paper collection, two stools and two suitcases we don't use anymore since they are too heavy, empty. As far as that job goes I already feel pretty accomplished.
As far as eating breakfast, I believe in the studies that tell us to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. I can remember as a high schooler who had to take the Subway and a bus to school, my idea of a healthy breakfast at that time was a coke and Hershey Almond Bar bought from a vending machine at my Subway station. Now, I feel hungry by 10:00 if I haven't had a substantial breakfast. Most mornings I have a cup of sliced strawberries, 3/4 of a cup of Kashi Honey Almond Flax Crunch (it has 8 grams of Fiber and 9 grams of Protein and only 200 calories) with 4 oz of skim milk over the cereal and 4 oz in a glass. I also have 2 cups of coffee with fat-free half and half.