Weekly Goal Update for Week 46

1. Walk at least 500 miles this year (440 down and 60 to go)

I had a hard time fitting in my walks this week due to illness and general busyness, so I only got in 7 miles. Right now I am on pace to finish at exactly 500 miles this year, but that does not account for bad weather and sickness, so I hope to give myself a little bit of a cushion and get in 12 miles this week.

2. Read two non-fiction books each month Accomplished

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft

I started reading Stephen King’s On Writing this week. I chose this book for two reasons:

#1. I have never read a book by Stephen King because I hate horror books.  **I thought this could be a way I could enjoy his writing.

#2. I am currently working on a mystery novel and this book comes highly recommended by many authors, as a great behind the scenes look at an author’s life. Plus, this book is basically an autobiographical take on how King wrote each of his best selling novels and is chockful of really neat facts that I did not know. For example, King really did not like his main character in Carrie and had to have his wife give input into the psyches of high school girls to get the book finished. I also did not know that he was a teacher, who only wrote on the side at first, had struggles with addiction for most of his life, and has a deep love for his wife and children.

3. Eat low carb everyday

I did this for all 7 days.

4. Have two family game nights each month

One down and one to go

5. Have two date nights each month

Not yet

6. Buy nothing new this year(I made it for almost 11 months though!)

I crossed this one off a little early this year:)

7. Have one no spend week each month

Not yet

8. Add six products to my Teachers pay Teachers store (still need to add two)

I am about 90% done writing up my study guide for Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day and hope to start typing it next week.

9. $5 Weekly Challenge

This week I added three large cans of ravioli to my food bank stash.

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