A quick resolutions update since we are halfway through May already!
Sent Snail Mail 3x
Upped the Ante on my weight loss goals by adding running (or actually a mix of jogging/then walking/then jogging/then walking) 5x a week for all of April. Still no real difference in weight which had me VERY discouraged (as you can imagine) but I measured myself and I have lost 1 inch pretty much everywhere. So that was at least something. I've upped the ante again (now that we are in May) by using MyFitnessPal.com to count calories. (For those who have asked: I've tried THM (and have the book!) and though I know it works amazingly for many others, it never seems to work for me. I don't know why. Maybe I just eat too much? I still try to follow its' guidelines by sticking with S and E meals and I continue to limit carbs but since I am not showing any real weight loss (and that is the goal), I am compelled to count calories too. Blech.)
Continued with the Envelope System...using cash for everything purchased.
Had personal Bible reading on a daily basis.
Started seeds indoors (I'll still need to buy a few things...but I made a dent.)
Didn't drink soda all of April.
Sold all the puppies! Yay!
I never ordered school books in May. ACK!
I never canned meat to get it out of the freezers. The day I intended to do it- I sent Corynn out to find the stew meat and she couldn't find it anywhere. I looked where I thought it was and couldn't find it either. Sooooo....my window closed and never reopened.
I never made a menu plan in April and it made things very inconvenient! I made a few more trips to the store than I should have too.
The Next Month- (plans for May. Or at least, what's left of it.)
~ Can some meat from freezers. Ultimately I would like to consolidate and shut off one freezer by the end of May. (I don't know if I'll be able to do that or not but canning some would be a great step in that direction.)
~ Clear out main garden.
~ Weed asparagus bed.
~ Add mulch or rocks to rhubarb. (Something to keep out the burdock.)
~ Transplant strawberries?
~ Plant Gardens.
~ Prepare food/packing for camping trip at the end of the month.
~ Make a menu plan for the rest of May (haven't had one so far...)
~ Spray and mulch fruit trees.
~ School Testing for children. (ugh)
~ Sort through boys' clothing and donate excess
~ Make Summer Reading lists for children. (I'm going to have to
Trying not to be overwhelmed at the next couple weeks... but it isn't working very well. ;-)