July Goals - June Accomplishments...

It amazes me at how time flies!!! Wow!! It is already July. In exactly 15 days I leave for vacation with my Hubs!! Woohoo!! We will be gone for 11 days, visiting with family. And I am so excited I can hardly stand it! On to my June Goals and what I accomplished and what I didn't... :)

June Goals:
1. Lose 8lbs. - I did not lose 8 but I did lose 3.5lbs. I am ok with that it is close to 1lb a week. I knew it would be extremely difficult to lose 2lbs a week...and that includes Amber coming in to town and eating some AMAZING Italian food. I just knew I was going to blow my weight loss that week. =)
2. Cook dinner every night except 1 when we go out on a date. -I think we did this. I can only thing of one week that went out to dinner twice (Lock-In Week-I justified that).
3. Do the dished every night before bed. - There were a few nights I missed this escpecialy during VBS. We cooked dinner in the house every night that week and got home late and this equalled lots of dishes and a very tired Derek and Amanda (I let this one slide - there can be exceptions, right??)
4. Take 1 night each week to clean the house - By the way...I learned this was NOT enough!!! There is way too much to do to only clean the house 1 night a week. I think I was probably already doing this!! =)
5. Take care of budgets and receipts once a week - try once every 2 weeks... :-/ Ooops...this should really be done once a week. I will make this another goal next month!
6. Go on a date with my husband every week! - We managed this...even VBS week we went out once!
7. Get up every morning for a few minutes in prayer and Bible Study - I was not so good at this. Sleep is very hard for me to give up! I have to have a really good reason to get up earlier then I absolutely have to and reading my Bible is a very good reason but I still struggle with this. (More on this for next month).
8. Read a book from beginning to end - DONE! It was SOOO good! I read The Princess by Lori Wick. Amazing book! I would suggest it to anyone! I did not start reading it until like June 14 or so, I thought there is no way I am going to get through a 300page book in about 2 weeks. (For those that dont know...I am a very SLOW reader) I had the book done a few days ago! =)

July Goals - (These will be a little different because I will be spending 1 week with Tara Dew our Pastors wife because Jamie and Derek will be on a mission trip with our Youth! It will also be a little different because Derek and I will be on vacation for about 11 days.)

1. Do my Bible Study every day (not double up).

2. Maintain my weight (if I lose great). - Also, since I have been trying to lose weight there has hardly been a day when I have not weighed myself. I think it will be good for me to take a month and not even step on a scale! I hardly ever weighed myself in high school or college. This weight loss thing is totally new to me.

3. Do Dishes every night and clean one area of my house each night that we are in town (except Saturday-I am resting with my husband). I think I am going to make a spreadsheet and give myself a task for each day. This will make me more productive with my time! (I will post about it later). - I will give myself the occasional exception - ex. a late baseball game or a late movie on night or something.

4. Read another book cover to cover. (this should not be hard seeing we have HOURS on planes this month).

5. Continue to date my husband on a weekly basis.

6. Keep up with budget once a week (except when I am in AK on Vacation...that would be difficult).

Okay, these are my July goals! I should be able to meet them, I will let you know at the beginning of August!! =)


Lauren Faison said…
This is just a little tip from Lauren :0)...I would not go all month without weighing because then if you do start gaining your weight back you won't know it then you will be back at square 1. I would weigh maybe once a week then you can keep track of how much you gained or lost! :0) I hope you have a great day and I think your goals are awesome!
Tara said…
Yep, so glad you are coming to stay with me that week! I promise that we'll try to eat healthily so that you won't gain too much weight when you're here:) And, you can count on having #3 done that week too! I HAVE to have the dishes out of the sink every night before I go to bed. So since you'll be here with me your sinks/house will be clean, and I'll get mine empty before turning in!
Tonichelle said…
when are you going to be up in Alaska? It'd be great to see Derek again and finally meet you as I'm pretty sure I'm the only one from FBCK that didn't get to meet you! LOL