Blogging: Goal: 15 per month Post number 15! Goal met! I will be the first to admit that this has been a real struggle for me this month but I am glad to say I can accomplish it!
Weight: Goal to exercise 3x a week and to be down to 150 by December 2014. The more I look at this goal the more I am wondering if it is realistic. However I am going to leave it in place for now. Officially I have lost 39# since January. I am getting help with a medication but I am also still try to keep with the goal. I need to focus on the exercise part of this goal for sure. I am claiming goal met!
1. Pay off credit card debit by June 2015. I did change this goal to reflect the purchase of the new dryer last month. I did pay off all the debt except for the dryer this month. Goal met for this month.
2. Emergency Fund to $2000. We are sliding backwards again on this goal. My emergency fund is down to $100. I know this needs to be important. I just can’t seem to get it in place!
. 3. Groceries: Spend $600 a month Total spent $690, this is over $100 less than last month but it has also raised my monthly average to $617. The good news is that we have purchased all the stuff for our vacation. My plan is to at least the first half of our grocery money in August for spending money on the trip. I know that in the next two months I will also be placing a large chicken order so I am not sure if I will be able to met even the average of $600 for the year.
4. Gas: Spend $400 a month with any remaining to be move to Auto fund for repairs. Total Spent $381. Goal MET. I am excited to see that we have finally been able to reduce our total gas usage for this month. This amount does include an oil change for the van. My monthly average is sitting at $417, this will also have to be a goal looked at closely at the end of the year to determine do I need to increase? I am also increasing this by $100 in August to cover our travel expenses.
Overall I did meet 4 of 6 goals. I am feeling much better about this month than in June. I do realize that I simply may need to raise both the grocery and gas budget by $25 to $50 at the end of the year to achieve a balance!