Weekly Goal Update for Week 17

1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (149 miles down and 351 to go)

I am being creative with my total miles this week:) I am going to count running up and down two flights of stairs a bajillion times at my church’s seafood festival as part of my mileage. I also ran in and out of stores, lugged signs, posts, and equipment all over Decatur, Alabama trying to make sure there were plenty of advertisements for the festival.  So while I only walked 6 miles in the traditional sense, I know between the stairs and running to and fro at the festival that I surely racked up an additional 4 miles.

2. Eat under 40 net carbs each day

I did this for all seven days.

3. Read two non-fiction books each month Accomplished

Night (Night)

This week I am finishing up Night by Elie Wiesel.  I chose this book because I have always been drawn to learning about the Holocaust.  I also think that it is very important to have numerous first person accounts of the Holocaust in the written word because in today’s society, there seems to be a movement to whitewash certain unsavory parts of our world’s history, which is a total travesty.  Everyday we are hearing more and more stories of countries/governments trying to erase historical records of the Holocaust or even to deny it happened, which is totally unacceptable to me.  So I fight back by exposing my children to as many first person accounts as possible.

I really was moved by this story because it is so different from many of the other Holocaust accounts that I have read.  Throughout this book, it almost feels like you are reading someone’s diary not just reading someone’s story. **In fact, that was the reason this book was written, Elie Wiesel wanted a recording of all of the atrocities that the Nazis committed so that the world would never forget or allow something like this to happen again. If you enjoy history and the truth….read this book!

4. Have two date nights each month

One out of two isn’t that bad:)

5. Have two family game nights each month

We only managed to fit in one game night this month, but May is looking much less busy, so I am sure we will hit our goal then.

6. Have one no spend week each month Accomplished

7. Try to not buy anything new this year

Nothing new was bought this week.

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

The heavens did not shine down upon me and bless us with extra hours in the day, so this goal was not met this month.  So now I need to complete three new products in May to stay on top of this goal for the year…..

9. Five dollar weekly challenge


Here is all of the food I collected in April for our local food bank


Kroger had pancake mixes on sale this week for $1.25 each, so I picked up 4 to add to my food bank stash.


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