August 8, 2013

4 Goals for August

Recently I left my job for various reasons. Since I have some time on my hands I decided I had some to focus on some goals. In random order...

 1. No Fast Food for August. Sure for some of you you may think, "big deal". For my family, this is going to be a very big deal! I will look back in the month of July and tell you how much $$ we have spent - I'm ashamed to figure it out. There are 2 simple reasons for this goal - save money & eat healthier.

So what is Fast Food was the first question we had to ask ourselves. At first I was thinking any place with a drive thru. Then a friend pointed out that Five Guys doesn't have a drive thru. Plan B - The King family has determined that any restaurant that doesn't serve alcohol will now be considered "Fast Food".
 As we are driving through town Eli now gazes out his window asking us, "Does that place serve alcohol?" 

2. Exercise More!  Really, I have no excuses that could even be thought of as worthy.  I don't work, I have a gym membership.  I have a trainer.  I have a dog that needs walking. Every day I must move my lazy ass.

3. Reduce Grocery Spending.  I am ashamed to admit how much how grocery budget is. (Let's not mention how often I go over it)  $1264 per month.  I know - crazy.  This includes all food - grocery stores and eating out.  Well if I achieve goal #1 goal #3 should be easier, right?  I found this image from the USDA and my food budget actually falls under a category.  (Yeah, I'm not the only out of control, disorganized Mom!)  I'm on the Liberal Plan.  I think it would be cool to reach the Moderate plan (say by the end of the year.. let's not go crazy here)

Which column does your family fall under?

4. My list of goals for August would not be complete with out a weight loss goal. Seriously - if I can do the first 3, #4 should be easy, right? 10 lbs loss.. that's the goal. I started at .. wait for it... drum roll.. 240.1 lbs. There it's out!

Do you set goals for yourself?
I don't always meet mine, but I find they keep me focused.

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