Thursday, December 3, 2015

November 2015 Goals Update

How did we do with our November 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 $0.61 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.
I am still working on this.  My scale is not budging :(  But when I look in mirror, I swear I look slimmer :)  Hubby and I went out for Black Friday sale at Kohls.  They sent me a $5 coupon and I had a gift card.  I decided to get jeans in a smaller size than what I am currently wearing in hopes of kicking my butt in gear to lose this weight.  Hubby encouraged me to try them on to see how they fit.  I was so excited.  They FIT!!  The jeans in a smaller size fit so nicely.  I think I danced out of the dressing room.  So I must be doing something right :)

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 went out to a place called Origami~ a cute sushi place.  It was great.  We had so much fun and can't wait to go on our next date night :)

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:)
We took the boys to Aviation Day and to the Imaginarium

11) Not to use our dryer to save on electricity and lower our electricity bill
Doing great with this~ Electric bill going down :)

12) To do 1 project a month and blog about it
I made homemade coffee creamer.  I still need to try this again.  My first attempt didn't go so well :(

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 :)
Finally got a date for a color run but am so not ready for it yet.  We are hoping to catch the next one.

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

How did you do with your November goals? 

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