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    Here's mine

    1.loose 48 lbs by July 1,2004 and get into a size 7 jeans
    2.potty train Cannon by his 3rd birtyday in April
    3.keep my house organized
    4.put in new doors threw out the house
    5.put up gutters
    6.build a savings account
    7.spend more time with my kids
    8.spend more time with Jason
    9.Teach Lauren to read
    10.Decorate my house
    11.Teach Lauren how to save
    12.See my family more

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    Well this is very overwhelming when I think of all the things I truly want to accomplish this year but here's my list.
    1. Create and use a frugal household notebook
    2. Pay off all outstanding debt except the house
    3. Keep my van cleaned out (this is a HUGE trouble spot for me and it is so embarrasing)
    4. Create a stockpile
    5. Stick to a budget
    6. meal plan and really get a good look at what it costs to feed us
    7. be more creative with my cooking and meal planning
    8. Keep up with the sewing I do for my biz so I do not try to sew 15 apron tops the night before leaving for a festival
    9. completly declutter and clean the house. We are moving this month and nothing unnecessary is going to the new house. It is the perfect time to do this.
    10. recycle more and create less trash

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    QUIT SMOKING! DAY 3..and still smoke-free! hehehe

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    I have a long list, but I'm going to do my best!

    1. Decrease grocery bill (get back into price matching and learn to use coupons. Find a grocery store near me that doubles coupons)
    2. Decrease amount of eating out
    3. Pay off at least 1/2 of cc debt
    4. Work toward a more healthy lifestyle (I'd like to lose at least 10 lbs. by July 1 and 20 by the end of the year - 40 overall though)
    5. Re-do the kitchen (as much by myself as possible) as cheaply as possible.
    6. Find something I'm passionate about (I have lots of hobbies, but nothing I'm truly passionate about)
    7. Begin taking time for just me
    8. Make time for dh & I to just be a couple
    9. Curb negativity toward dh's family
    10. Declutter!

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    Alright here goes my list....its a biggie...lol

    *Declutter, declutter, declutter...this is a sore spot for me...I am a hoarder...lol...i have tons of stuff (I actually worked on this one this weekend and am getting somewhere!)
    *Decrease our grocery/household bill
    *Make $150 a month selling on ebay!
    *Have a small garden this year
    *Work on our house...projects include remolding one bathroom because of water damage (dh has started on this) and remodeling the 2-room attic space
    *Lose 45 pounds by December
    *Buy a new car
    *Excerise at least 3-4 times per week
    *Save change in change jar all year for holiday spending
    *Spend as much time as possible with my family
    *Visit and stay in touch with friends and family
    *Work on ds scrapbook
    *Track our spending all year-where does the money go??
    *Eat healthier-we do pretty good on this one but I still need a little work
    *Work on my spirtual needs
    *Me and Dh both need to get check-ups and find a regular doctor
    *Stop wasting money, food, and time
    *Decrease amount of eating out!
    *Give more to others


    I will probably think of more but that enough to get me motivated..lol....

    thanks Sara for this idea!!

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    I'm here trying to write down my goals and it overwhelms me....I will write 5 goals only to start with and try to keep them consistently all year. As time goes I will add new goals.

    1-Make each day count.
    2-Regain my health.
    3-Get help to become organized.
    4-Work on being positive with my family.
    5-Make time for crafts and art everyday.

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    Here are some of mine. I'm sure I'll add more later!

    Stay Smoke free! 10 days and counting
    loose 30 lbs by the end of April
    exersize at least 5 day a week
    eat healthier
    pay off Credit Cards (already cut them up)
    become a more positive person
    finish projects that I start craft wise
    redo floors in dining room and Master bath
    take more time for my family (in Texas)

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    These are what I want to do this year:

    <ul>
    <li>Cut Utility Bill</li>
    <li>Cut grocery bill</li>
    <li>Declutter house</li>
    <ul><li>Have Yard Sale</li></ul><li>Make extra cash by selling crafts</li>
    <li>Save for a downpayment on a bigger house!!!</li>
    <li>Concentrate on DH's Health (he has an inlarged heart condition)</li>
    <li>Plant a garden</li>
    <li>Increase my stockpile</li>
    </ul>


    That's all I can think of right now, but I'm sure I'll think of more

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    Simplemom, I am going to do as you and just start with a few and add as we go on....

    1. Continue to track all spending
    2. Attend Weight Watchers meetings (just joined on Thurs)
    3. Do the WW plan
    4. purge all unused items from our home. Donate to goodwill or sell on ebay.
    5. Learn to knit

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    Here are my most important goals. I plan to add more as I accomplish them.

    Decrease our utility bill
    Start to save
    Make monthly menu plans
    Help with the garden
    Downsize the kitchen clutter
    Organize the craft clutter
    Track spending
    QUIT SMOKING!!!!
    Join a church
    Provide healthy snacks for my kids

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    Aha this is the post I was looking for

    I need to organize out my thoughts for what my goals are...
    So here I go...

    ~~Take more home movies of Ayla (and family in general too)
    ~~Take more pictures of us
    ~~Make beautiful photo albums with cute captions and such (not quite scrapbooking but close to it?)

    ~Cut down on eating out and grocery spending~Try to average 230$ a month combined
    ~Keep finding new ways to eat healthier
    ~Make yogurt myself, as well as soft pretzels and homemade pizza crust

    ~Get out and be more social
    ~Stick to my exercise routines(Be bikini body ready by end of march)
    ~Take time to pamper myself a little each day
    ~Learn to play the drums better!!
    ~Keep our clothing spending down, try to average 50$ a month
    ~Borrow movies or watch tv movies instead of renting

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    Here goes....

    -Exercise 5-6 days a week (so far so good)
    -Lose weight amount doesn't matter right now as long as it is something
    -Healthier eating
    -Pay off dh's car and 2 credit cards
    -Declutter more and get the kids involved (dd is a packrat)
    -Redo my youngest daugter's room (need money and time to bargain hunt
    -MOVE---(we are praying)

    I am sure there are plenty of other things, will right more when they come to mind.

    Sherrie

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    Okay here's my goal list

    ~ declutter & organize our bedroom
    ~ get more exercise time in
    ~ put some extra money away in vacation fund
    ~ make time to journal on a more regular basis
    ~ get back on track with my diet
    ~ throw out old magazines

    okay thats it for now
    If I can make some head way in these areas I will feel I've accomplished alot

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    Ok:

    cut the grocery bill more. I try not to spend more than $215 on just food items, but usually go over.

    pay the cc's off

    lose 15 lbs

    try to exercise more. right now I'm doing 2 days a week, I'd like to do at least 3

    eat healthier. I drink plenty of water, but certainly don't eat enough fruits & veggies

    declutter the computer room

    I need to paint every room except the master bath

    sand & paint the coffee table

    get the savings account started

    i'd like to try and get the mortgage & van paid off early

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    Here are my goals:

    1. Read the Bible daily and spend time in prayer
    2. Exercise daily - working on 900/30
    3. Reach goal weight of 140 lbs. by Thanksgiving
    4. Stick to $240/mo. grocery budget
    5. Pay as much as we can on CC debt
    6. Do more OAMC
    7. Start canning (I don't have a garden so will be buying stuff from the Market or picking my own)

    I'll leave it at this for now. I tried hard to set goals that have specific dates or numbers. Good luck everyone!

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