Wednesday, November 4, 2015

October 2015 Goals Update

How did we do with our October goals?  Let's see:

1) To not eat out or at least to not pay out of pocket, with the exception of tips. If we want to treat the family to a meal out, we will make sure we have a gift card to cover all of us.
Did fabulous with this goal.  

2) Pay off our last credit card
Still chipping away at this.  We are very thankful that we were able to make another nice big dent in this credit card balance :)

3) Not to use any of our credit cards for 2015. To pay cash for everything.
Doing great with this :)

4) To maintain our grocery budget. Our current grocery budget is $400 month for our family of 6. Our goal is to use up to that amount to feed our family healthy nourishing meals.  If we are lucky enough to come under our monthly budget, we will save that amount.
We did well and still had $0.99 leftover to spend :)

5) To create a monthly meal plan for our family, to use leftovers more efficiently and to make use of everything in our pantry and freezer.
Doing fabulous with this.

6) Lose weight- My goal is to lose 10lbs this year.
My goal had to shift this month and I am happy to say that I am now back down to my 10 pound goal :)

7) Complete the Couch to 5K with hubby
Did not complete any of the Couch to 5K program :(

8) Morning devotions, prayer time and more bible reading
Doing great with our church's website, which will read the bible verses to you :) 

9) Monthly date night with hubby- whether we go out or stay at home, pop popcorn and rent a movie
Hubby and I had an awesome date night.  We went to a place called Pincher's and we had the most amazing time eating outside by the water.  What a view :)

10) To spend quality family time together. With everyones schedule and us running all over creation, I would love to spend more quality time together- no tv- us playing games, talking, enjoying each others company.  I think we are going to claim Saturday's as family fun day:)
Our Saturday Family Fun Adventures took us to Dinosaur World, Fort Myers Beach for some shell hunting and Boo at the Zoo :)

11) Not to use our dryer to save on electricity and lower our electricity bill
I know I mentioned that I love the Florida weather.  Well, in the winter I love it.  Even though we are technically in Fall, the weather here in SW Florida is still near 90 degrees :(  Love it for drying clothes :)

12) To do 1 project a month and blog about it
I finally had a chance to make the homemade body wash.

13) My older boys want to run a 5K~ a color run to be more specific.  So, I am jumping on board with them, after I finish my Couch to 5K program :)
Still waiting to hear the color run date.  Which is great since my running days have kind of fizzled out :(

14) To make and use more non toxic cleaners
I am still researching and working on this one :)

How did you do with your October goals? 

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