Category Archives: Sunday Summary

Sunday Summary: 3/2/14

Remember my whole Sunday Summary idea where I was going to review my goals weekly? No? Well, that’s probably because I only did it once! Here’s to starting again:

Finances

The no spending days are going well. I wish I could say the same for savings. Some of my saving money hacks aren’t working. Turns out, I did miss the money. My credit union account should have had over $400 in it, but I had to use the money for bills. I still haven’t touch the Flexible Spending Account (current balance: $769) or the credit card rewards (current balance $78). I have made some progress personally with use of credit cards. Removing the cards from my wallet helps with impulse purchases.

Health

Somehow my high blood pressure is back in full force. My husband swears its because his parents are coming. I don’t quite understand why since I have been great with exercising 3-4x a week. I have definitely increased my fruit and veggie intake with a fruit and spinach smoothie each morning. I am totally confused by this, but I am going to keep trying. After four days of really high numbers on my monitor, I started back on the medication. Hopefully, this wont last. My water consumption has been horrible, so maybe its that.

Family

Not much progress here. I have been saving no to being overbooked, but definitely plenty of room for improvement here.

Spirituality

Being sick distracted me from daily blogging, but I have been doing better since my health is back. I need to find ways to bring more attention to the other goals I have in this section including find contentment and living in the present moment. I don’t feel particularly happy overall with my life and I know I should be! My thoughts are my biggest enemy as I am constantly thinking about how much I hate my job and feel overwhelmed with family life. I know that there is joy in all aspects of my life, but I am finding it hard to focus on that. Maybe March will be better!

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Sunday Summary: 1/26/14

Finances:

  1. Emergency Fund – $834
  2. One successful cash only day. Oh yeah, I found the $5! It was under my car randomly!
  3. No spending days – 7 (I think. I need to start tracking this daily)
  4. Open a college savings account for our son – Done!
  5. Consultation with a retirement adviser – Scheduled an appointment on Feb 27th
  6. Get our retirement accounts in order – waiting til after 2/27

Health

  1. High Blood Pressure – still hanging out in prehypertension
  2. Exercise – 3x this week
  3. Eat at least 4 servings of fruit and 4 servings of veggies a day! – Average 2 fruit and 2 veggie
  4. Keep my weight within the 125-130 range – nope
  5. Drink 8 glasses of water a day – no
  6. Floss daily – no

Family

  1. Create and stick to an evening/nighttime routine – nope
  2. Kid’s screen time – negative
  3. Do the dishes and one load of laundry every day – not even close

Spirituality

  1. Journal or blog everyday  – yes
  2. Find contentment and gratitude – how am I measuring this again???
  3. Live in the present and enjoy each moment I am blessed with – ditto
  4. Mediate or sit in silence each morning and evening – nope