- Lose 30 pounds. Start: 230 Current: 233
My weight was the same when I checked it in June. I guess one way to look at it is that I have managed to maintain my weight while traveling the country this summer. Many people gain weight when away from home.
- Increase net worth $75,000.
My net worth is up by over $20,000 year to date. I never anticipated the expenses I would have at my rental properties. Two long-term vacancies haven't helped, either.
- Reduce utilities expense 10%.
I am not going to meet this goal and I have decided not to track it for now. It doesn't move the needle enough to dwell on it. I do see value in controlling all my expenses, but I haven't even been home, which makes it kind of hard to control things like the thermostat and television.
- Reduce debt to $350,000 (or $300,000 if my tenants exercise their lease-purchase option.
When I last updated my goals in June, my total debt was $366,334. I've reduced it by another $10,000 since then and by over $40,000 since the beginning of the year.
- Purchase one piece of real estate.
After I accepted my latest mystery shopping route I all but stopped looking at houses.
2013 is on track to be a solid year for me on many accounts. But my pesky weight problem is absolutely what keeps me up at night. I need to find a better way to stay away from overeating.