This post contains affiliate links.  Sorry for the static silence on the blog. Life has been a little crazy, but I think this weekend, my regular blog content will be back. Apologies. Here’s my goals update for the week:

Path through a green forest. Overlayed is "My Goals for 2024: The Third 6 Weeks"


Health Goals

Eat My Meals 3 Hours Apart

Accomplished! I took another SIBO test, and the results weren’t go I think I have to go ahead and address the mold if I want to make any more progress with SIBO.

Follow a Low Fodmap Diet

No! This goal is going to drop off the list next week. The person I’m working with said going off low fodmap wouldn’t negatively affect my progress, and if I can tolerate the foods eat them, so I did. Clearly it’s going to take me quite awhile to get rid of SIBO, so I want to eat as balanced a diet as possible, and I can’t do that on low fodmap.


I have two goals for exercise:

Walk at Least One Mile a Day 5x a Week

Working on it! I walked one mile 2x this week. (It was rainy for many days this week, and I didn’t get on the treadmill instead like I should have done.)

Lift Weights Four Times a Week and Do Yoga Five Times a Week

Woman sitting cross-legged turned to one side doing yoga.
Photo by Dane Wetton on Unsplash

Working on it. Need to find a way to make this a regular part of my schedule like walking is. I didn’t do either this week.

Meal Prep 4 out of the Next 6 Weeks

Yes! 3/6 done.

Learning Japanese

PB & J Girl and I attempted to learn Japanese on our own this year using Japanese Pod 101 and watching videos on YouTube. My husband and I want to enroll her in an online Japanese II class next year, so we need to make sure she’s caught up with what the students learned in Japanese I. She’s in a good place with her learning, but we do need to amp these up from now until September. Here is my plan to amp up my own learning:

Listen to Japanese for 1,000 Minutes

Picture of Mt. Fuji and a temple in the foreground
Photo by Manuel Cosentino on Unsplash

Did not do this. I need to get into the habit again.

Like last time, I plan to listen to Japanese music in the background when I work, listen to Japanese practices, and watch the news and videos in Japanese.

Study Japanese for 30 Minutes 5x a Week

Working on it. My goal is 150 minutes a week, and I studied for 160 minutes, giving me a grand total of 402 minutes for this six weeks.

(We’re using Japanese Pod 101, watching videos on YouTube, and studying with PB & J Girl’s new textbook and workbook.)

Homeschool Goals

Last year I planned out all of PB & J Girl’s assignments in the summer so I didn’t have to do it during the school year. That’s what I plan to do this year, but I have less time since my hours increased at work, so I need to get started earlier.

Plan Out Her Entire Geography Course & Work

On track. Last week I realized I had to first get going on planning her biology labs because her biology class will end in two months, so I didn’t make any progress on geography this week. I’ve planned 15 weeks of her geography so far. Over the next 3 weeks, I want to plan the remaining 21 weeks.

Complete the Girls’ Quarterly Reports & Submit

Accomplished! Now I don’t need to worry about this again until the end of June. (Four times a year I have to spend a few hours completing each girl’s quarterly report to submit to our local school district.)

Read 2 Books

1 Completed. I finished this book my husband got me for Christmas. Through most of the book, I didn’t know what to think, but in the last third of the book, it tied together nicely, and now I want to read it again!

Complete 5 Biology Labs

2 out of 5 completed. I spent 2.5 hours last weekend planning out all of the labs she missed earlier in the year and the labs still due in the upcoming weeks. I ordered all the supplies, and about half of them have come. She has done two labs so far, only about 16 more to go, lol.

Financial Goals

Only one financial goal for this six weeks:

Don’t Spend Any More than $2,000 on Groceries

Eating Healthy Gluten Free Dairy Free Food on a Budget

On track. I finally reconciled our budget. For the first 18 days of April, we’ve spent $514.91 on groceries. I’d like to spend no more than $800 for April, so that gives me an additional $285.09 for the next 12 days, which I think is doable.

I need to make sure this goal happens this six weeks because we WAY overspent in March.

How are you doing on your goals for 2024?

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