Monday, July 1, 2013

2013 Challenge Update - June Accountability

*Increase our families preparedness food supply to 6 months of long term storage.

We rotated a few pantry items: First In, First Out. Same as last month. We had a major score of over 60+ packages of Mac and Cheese this month for .49/each.

*Get into better physical shape - diet and exercise.

Jan 1st : 182.2 lbs.
Feb 1st: 179.4 lbs
Mar 1st: 184.2 (Too much birthday cake!)
Apr 1st: 186.2 (Okay, wrong direction!)
May 1st: 184.6
Jun 1st: 186.0
Jul 1st: 184.5
Aug 1st:
Sep 1st:
Oct 1st:
Nov 1st:
Dec 1st:

*Get better organized in the home.

We have been trying to maintain at least some level of neatness. It's a constant battle!

*Complete some long standing projects - Kitchen and downstairs bathroom.

The hallway has been stripped of wallpaper, paint colors selected, and the ceiling painted this month. The progress always seems to go slow, but the weekend should prove some major progress. After this semester, the living room will be getting a much needed facelift. I'll be posting pictures of the progress as it develops.

*Reorganize our food storage into a better logical format.

Still in good shape - need to bring canned goods back up to par level.

*Get better grades in school ( 3 A's 3 B's last semester ).

*Clinicals -
*Online Classwork -

Doing two online classes and clinicals Monday through Friday has been quite the challenge this semester.

 *Go to the range more often with Sweetheart.

Nothing this month due to busy schedule and lack of time to hunt for replacement ammo.

*Teach the kids new practical survival skills : outdoors skills, common sense camping

I'm working on plant identification with the boys, poison ivy and dandelions have been identified, and we will continue to build on these basic plants. It will be good to be able to id them during all seasons, when possible.

*Learn to bake better bread.

I think that I've baked maybe two loaves this month.

*Pick three skills to work on with wife.

*Be more consistent with the MRE Monday reviews.

We missed one review, so 19 out of 23. I'll be missing one today as well.

*Improve our family's water plan.

I bought another bottle of bleach, and used part of the old one to rotate out stock.

*Do a monthly review of each for the blog to hold myself accountable.

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  1. This is such a wonderful exercise. We all should actually list long term goals and short term goals and amend them monthly. It isn't that time consuming and it really helps to get us where we are going. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the weight loss.

    1. Thanks, as I munch on my wife's homemade Peanut Butter Cookies :-D

  2. Yours and Mine diet and exercise is going in the same direction.. And you made one loaf more of bread then I did..
    I did manage to put up 7 Jars of pickles, But..I gave 2 jars away as gifts, and we have all ready eat 2. So now we are down to three.

    We did manage to score some .22 ammo
    Senior and I have got compound bows now..