Happy New Year, Everyone!
So yes, I am a few days late. We had a lovely few days off and I am off work today (although, we have a thousand and one errands to do, so the day off is shot). I thought I would start off the new year by posting our Menu for this week and then posting some goals that I have for the coming year.
Menu Plan for the week of January 3, 2011
Monday ~ Cuban Pork and Sweet Potato Stew, Salad
Tuesday ~ Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole and Veggies (it’s actually New Years turkey dinner leftover casserole, if you want to get technical
Wednesday ~ Sausage Soup and Homemade Bread
Thursday ~ Salsa Couscous Chicken and Salad
Friday ~ Beef and Black Bean Burritos and Cole Slaw
Saturday ~ Amy’s birthday – going out for dinner
I haven’t thought tons about goals for the New Year, but I did think of a few. I wanted to keep it simple this year and I only have 6. Three are financial and the other 3 are personal. I don’t know if Amy has set any goals herself, but this is what I have:
- Decrease the consumer debt by $10,000.
- Save $1000 into my TFSA
- Get back on track with the jars
- Lose 50 pounds by December 31, 2011
- Read 50 books by the end of the year
- Finally do my 12 of the 12th scrapbook pages that I have been wanting to do for the last 2 years and haven’t.
As far as the personal goals go…I think reading 50 books by the end of the year is do-able. We are regular library goers now and I seem to finish about 1 a week on my commute to and from work. I already finished my first one. I will be keeping track of books read on another page.
I joined Weight Watchers on December 27th and want to lose at least a pound a week. I am hoping it’s an attainable goal. I am so tired of being heavy, of not being able to find nice clothes that don’t cost an arm and a leg. There must be some rule out there that if you’re fat and on a budget, your clothes have to be ugly. I weighed in at 211.2 pounds last Monday. I am so disappointed that I gained back 15 pounds since the fall. I weigh in on Monday evenings at my meeting and I will post my weigh-ins weekly on either Monday or Tuesday to help keep me accountable.
The 12 of the 12th thing for scrapbooking is just to take regular every day pictures of the 12th day of the month and then scrapbook it. I will start January 12th…maybe I will post some of the layouts here if anyone is interested in seeing them.
The financial goals are pretty self-explanatory. We need to get the debt paid down…with the house expenses it’s a little harder, but $10,000 is attainable. So is saving $1000 towards the TFSA. I already put in 10% of my pay into RRSP’s. The biggest thing is getting back on track with the jars. It’s the only way all of this is going to work!
Hope everyone is enjoying their 2011 so far. I am!