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Ok time to start April's list of goals!

1 ~ pay off credit cards (m/c: tim & faith tix - phantom tix / visa - medical)
2 ~ try not to eat out
3 ~ exercise 30 mins/day x 5 days/wk
4 ~ lose 5 lb's
5 ~ read a paperback
6 ~ finish purging closet
 

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Hmmmm ...

More no spend days!
Make time for yoga, photography, reading again
Add $100 to savings
Spend $90 or less on groceries
Refresh my dying wardrobe in a thrifty way
 

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Okay here are my April goals.

1. Stick to budget
2. Pay off big chunk of M/C
3. Look at bills again and see what I can reduce
4. exercise daily
5. lose 5 pounds
6. declutter more of house and sell/freecycle it
7. work on my sewing
8. oil change in van
9. get veges planted in garden
10. work on finding cheaper sources of everything
 

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I'm sooo hoping that April will be better than March. The entire month of March has been a disaster for us. Mainly due to me being sick, and incredibly tired due to the pregnancy. I really want to get back on track.

My April Goals:
1. Stick to budget
2. Put at least $20 + minimum payment towards Gap card
3. Dejunk some stuff, to clear out the new baby's room :)
4. NO unplanned purchases
5. Cut eating out down to once a week
6. Track our spending
7. Spend no more than $100 per week on groceries, cleaning supplies, etc
8. Get organized again!
9. Reduce some of our bills (definitely phone bill)
 

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I don't usually do these month goals, but here goes -- only two for April

1. Some pretty hard braking on the day to day budget to balance the splurge of making a big work center for quilting and other projects (Next week! Yippee! Hooray!! Can't wait!)

2. I was diagnosed with diabetes back in the summer, and my doctor said to ignore it until I got through my chemo (talk about a double whammy!) I did that in December, but have been too exhausted to deal with anything else. But the time has come. She said I was one of her "educated patients" and left it completely up to me to read and figure out what diabetic eating plan would work best for me. I've done that, but now I have to really tackle working out menus. It is going to be very time consuming and hideously boring, but I have to do it -- if only because I see her again late in the month and it will be too embarrassing to say, "Well, uh, no, it's like this...." :bag:
 

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1. Pack everything. Leaving out only bare necessities for the first two weeks of May.

2. Use up the food in the cupboards. Not a lot, but I don't want too much excess at the end of the month.

3. Finish buying souvenirs and items to sell when we return. And not spend a fortune.
 

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dcompton - Id love to learn more about the different diabetic eating plans you have down in the US. I am diabetic as well and am trying to find better foods to eat - care to share recipies?
 

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well now that i have a good job this month ought to be easy.
1. pay an extra 100.00 on truck
2. extra 100.00 on student loan
3.150.00 in savings

i'll stop there, don't want to over whelm myself.lol
 

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Goals for April

Add $75 to EF
Lose 4 more lbs (and keep it off)
Clean out the garage (oh boy!)
At least 4 more scrapbook pages
Get back on my photography
 

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I'm not doing so well with the monthly goals. So this month I only have 2:

1. Take my iron supplement EVERY DAY!!! I can barely move, I'm so tired.

2. Spring clean the kitchen (should be possible after a few weeks of goal #1).
 

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My goals-

pay off 500$ to my dad

lose 5 lbs.

not eat out as much

drink water

exercise

love myself more.
 

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My April goals are
1. learn ways to get my grocery budget down.
2. finish at least one old sewing project.
3. Put at least $100 in EF fund
4. Get a household notebook put together and use it.
5. Try to not eat out more than 4 times this month.
 

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My Goals:

Pay down more consumer debt
excercise more and lose 5 lbs
save some $$ to the MMA
eat better foods
 

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My March goals were WAY too lofty, and I didn't realize how absolutely tired and uncomfortable I'd be in the last trimester of pregnancy, so it's time to be a little less lofty this month, in my last month of pregnancy. :relieved:

April 2007 Goals

1. Spend $400 or less on groceries (including toiletries, cleaning supplies, and pet supplies).
2. Eat out 10 days or less.
3. Put $40 into the EF.
4. Put $800 in savings.
5. Update the baby book.
6. Finish getting all baby gear and supplies, trading in unwanted baby shower items for store credit etc.
7. Get birthdays on the calendar (finally!).
8. Buy two Christmas presents.
9. Get caught up on birthdays.
10. Get Mother's Day and Father's Day presents put aside (will be too hectic around the time that the actual holidays fall).
 

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Well, here are mine for the month.

1. Look for a new job. Check the ads every day. Send out resumes, and applications.
2. Lose 5 lbs. Walk on treadmill every single day for at least 30 minutes.
3. Be more frugal with spending. Start using coupons and shopping only specials. Take my lunch to work.
4. Get rid of at least 30 things in the garage.
5. Keep the kitchen clean every day.

Five is all I can handle right now, with the stress I have going on at work.
 

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~Get rid of at least 25 things. (The cellar looks like a flea market. The rest of my house is neat. People could stop by anytime and I would not feel uncomfortable. Now the cellar is a different story.)

~Pay off at least 1/2 of a cc balance
~Drink 4-5 glasses of water per day.
~Buy vitamins and take them every day.
~Pay off daughter's camp.
~Pay a portion of a doctor's bill.
~Try and keep pantry stocked so I don't have to do a huge shopping order.
~I need to get us on a budget.
~Try a new recipe.

I guess that is it.
 

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-To continue to put $100 in EF
-Try to exercise 15 minutes a day
-To continue to declutter house
-Keep putting extra money on my car to get it paid off earlier
-To eat healthier this month, eat to much junk food
-make an appointment to get my yearly physical
-make an appointment to get my oil done in my car
-to track my spending this month, last month didn't do very good
 

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I have been so off kilter with my goals since the beginning of the year. Now that I'm starting to feel a little better I can't continue to hide behind :couch: being exhausted. (Side effect of a chronic illness). I watch some of you plug on through your own illness and know myself well enough to know that it's time to hold myself accountable. So I say to myself "Self, you've rested enough ..... now let's get on with it!"

APRIL 2007

:nurse:
~No more weight gain
~Continue to stay smoke free
~Excersize at least 15 minutes 5 days a week

:jar:
~accrue no debt
~$200.00 on groceries
~$500.00 for water heater

:laundry:
~Finish ironing out financial plan (map) with DH
~One large home project completed
~Two small home projects completed
 

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Here are my revised and updated goals. My first set were so vague that they weren't very motivating.

Goals were:

pay off 500$ to my dad
lose 5 lbs.
not eat out as much
drink water
exercise
love myself more.

Goals are:

1. Keep Groceries under 400$.
2. Eat out as little as possible.
3. Work out more. (I've been doing this!)
4. Lose 5 lbs. (Went from 117.4 to 116.8 this morning. Every bit counts!)
5. Reduce by 500$. (Mailed a 170$ car payment.)
6. Get an A in my class. (At last check, I had a 98%)
7. Add 100$ to my emergency fund.
8. Add 200$ to our money market.
9. Pamper myself.

And that's all. PHEW!
 

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April 2007

1. Keep better track of spending this month. Stay on budget.
2. More Eat at Home/No Spend Days.
3. Lose 4 lbs. Go to the gym 3 times a week. Make time for Yoga.
4. ORGANIZE. Starting with office clutter, moving to bedroom.
5. Focus on school work and finishing up classes. GET MOTIVATED!
 
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