Diet and Exercise:
Went under the bus. My coworker went on vacation (too tired to eat, much less work out or cook) and then PMS reared its head and well….
This week the boys and I are going to be starting food diaries (Them to track variety in their diets, me to track trends) and I’m going to add in a yoga class.
I’ve stopped buying “family size” bags of chips.
Develop side business, track spending:
Two websites worked on, another in the works. Hopefully this is the start of a wonderful trend.
Tracking spending is easy when you have no money to spend. After careful examination, I’ve decided that taking a magnifying glass to my budget is the wrong approach. There simply are no more places to cut. There’s no less-expensive brand to buy, I’m not going to drop the thermostat any lower than it already is, and I’m (slowly) repairing All The Things instead of replacing them.
I *do* need to work on food waste. Food fatigue kicks in on about day 3 – I simply don’t want any more leftovers. I need to get better about freezing or otherwise using them up.
This is becoming A Process. Take books off shelf, put toys on. Sort through the kids’ clothes for the resale shop. Clean out the pantry & donate to the food bank.
I’m taking this off the “30-day challenge”. There’s no way I can do this in 30 days.
I knew there would be challenges at the outset. I now know that when they say “She’s going on vacation” I need to lay in a supply of frozen meals and make a crockpot full of grits or oatmeal. (And that the week she’s on vacation is NOT the week to try a new crockpot oatmeal recipe.)