Goal Update for Week 9

1. Walk 500 miles this year (72 miles down and 428 to go)


I walked 9 miles this week, 6 miles outside and 3 miles inside.

2. Eat less than 30 net carbs a day

I did this for 5 out of 7 days this week.

3. Read two non-fiction books each month   Accomplished

Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy LivesThe Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World (Random House Large Print)

I read two really great books this month. The first one was The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Reverend Desmond Tutu (read it!) and the other one was called Sabbath by Wayne Muller.

I found this gem of a book by accident at the library last week.  It is about the importance of seeking a pause in our daily lives to refresh ourselves and also explains why the biblical Sabbath is so important to spiritual health.  I loved all of the personal stories that the author shares throughout the book and also how he gives examples of how Jesus built in downtime during his ministries in order to refresh himself.

4. Have two date nights each month

We were only able to have one date night in February, but hopefully we can have two in March.

5. Have two family game nights each month  Accomplished, sort of…

We went out to Mellow Mushroom last night as a family and then decided to watch TV together instead of playing a game….but we did have oatmeal candy as a dessert:)

6. Have one no spend week each month Accomplished

7. Buy nothing new

Nothing “new” was bought this week!

At the thrift store, I bought myself a pair of yoga pants for $3, a shirt for Emma for $2, and two really nice children’s hardback books ($1.50 each) that I will save to give as gifts later in the year to my niece.

8. Add twelve new products to my Teachers pay Teachers store

I will be adding a Harry Potter study guide (hopefully) by Monday, if I can finish up the edits on time.

9. $5 Weekly Challenge


Here is all of the food I was able to collect for the food bank during my $5 weekly challenge for the month of February


**This week, Kroger had a great deal on macaroni and cheese ($.49 each if bought in multiples of five), so I bought ten boxes to donate to the food bank.



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