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:hot: Happy Spring everyone!

With the snow slowly melting away, the sun shining more often and the temperature slowly on the rise, are we all starting to 'wake up' and come out of our winter blahs? Or if you live where the weather is already warm, have you noticed that spring has finally been sprung? (har, har) More to the point, are we all feeling more ambitious yet? :boat:

For me, my April goals are simple:

* put $500 into savings/EF
* try to spend only $100 for the monthly groceries
* try to finish off my book and start a new one
* try to declutter 1/2 hour a day - 3 times/wk
* swim 2-3 times/wk and use the gazelle 1-2 times/wk
* try to cut back on gas usage and over spending
* lastly - to visit my friends and godson

:laundry: What goals have you got in mind for this April?
 

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We had gorgeous weather yesterday it was 80 but 60 and trying to rain today. It definately is feeling more springlike here though. My April goals are to keep cooking and not eating out. We have been doing very well with that and I want to get even better. To put one of my paychecks into savings. Also to start walking on my treadmill or outside when it is nice. I have got to start exercising.:)
 

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I'm always so bad at keeping up with the goals I've set. They generally get done eventually but I slip up a lot too. Got to keep trying to stay focused.

For April
~ grocery/household budget under $250.00
~ gas budget under $250.00
~ some form of excersize 20 minutes a day/5 days a week
~ cigerettes go away again by mid-month
 

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My April goals are:

No eating out-I have been really good about this lately and I am enjoying having the extra money.
I am going to use up my white paint stored down in the basement and paint the woodwork around the house.
Spring clean!!! Wash all of the curtains, throw rugs, shampoo the carpet, etc...
My grocery budget for the month is no more than $200-that is including a small party I am having at the end of the month...
I am using cash for everything..

Good luck to all in attaining their April goals....
 

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We should have the house ready to put on the market this month, so my goal will be to keep it looking show-ready. I've also been asked to teach an additional class this spring, so I have a new goal in getting that class going. I'm really struggling with the food budget, so will continue to work on that in April.
 

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Finally Spring has arrived!

April Goals:
~Pay an extra $50 towards debt
~Lose 5 lbs
~Keep grocery bill to $80 per week
~Stick to budget
 

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April 2008 goals

*Lose 4 pounds.
*Send $134.00 to credit card.
*Spend $500.00 or less on groceries, eating out, H&BA, cat food.
 

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My goal came true today get my daughters house rented because she owes a bank loan that I cosigned.I prayed the other night for something good to happen so can get that loan paid.All I can say is Thank you God.
 

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1. Get baby emergency fund completed
2. Spend $350 on groceries for the month
 

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April Goals:

*Pay my property taxes in full.
*Paint bathroom and caulk tub.
*Stay under $200 in groceries again.
*Change going out amount to $50 a month.
*Try to cook more at home under $50 a month out to eat.
*Lose 5 pounds
 

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April goals so far are : spend no more than $300 on groceries, keep residual spending to $300 for the month, put minimum of $100 in EF, clean out shed, clean out flower beds and purge some more stuff...
 

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April Goals- seems like a lot

Fitness
-walk around track 2x per week pilates 2X week
-more water

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-DS edu savings into acct 225
-Keep to grocery budget 250, i need to start posting to the challenge again to keep me honest. this means i will have to do shopping myself instead of asking DH to do it
-Eat out less including DD coffee
-take cricketlegs advice on the allowance

Fun
-Plant the plants we just ordered in the front
-Do some planting with DS for fun and education

House
-revamp my house notebook
-implement the reward/chore system we are setting up for DS
-get our routines better, already made a huge step in changing the morning order of things, now 28 to make it a habit
-get the new exhaust fan put in

-YELL LESS :)
 

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I'm gonna join in and see how I do with keeping up and getting these goals done.

April Goals

- Email Dee
- Write letter to Rog
- Write letter to Joe
- Finish gift for MaryAnn
- Go to nursing home to visit

- Talk to Grace about bible study
- Ask my Dr. about meds for ADD/ADHD
- Design 10 postcards to send to our troops
- Have $ left at end of month to add to EF fund
- Start crocheting lap-ghans for nursing home

- Pick out bible study book to start
- Start planning for livingroom re-decorating
- Make walking chart for May to keep track
- Keep grocery spending to $75.00 or less for month
- Delete files not needed & back others up on flash drive

- Daily track cigarettes/cut down to less than a pack a day

~*Jen*~
 

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April Goals- Update
Fitness
-walk around track 2x per week pilates 2X week started a couch to 5k running program
-more water doing well bought DH and i stainlessw steel bottles

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-DS edu savings into acct 225 done
-Keep to grocery budget 250, i need to start posting to the challenge again to keep me honest. this means i will have to do shopping myself instead of asking DH to do it
-Eat out less including DD coffee not so well
-take cricketlegs advice on the allowance

Fun
-Plant the plants we just ordered in the front DONE
-Do some planting with DS for fun and education Done

House
-revamp my house notebook
-implement the reward/chore system we are setting up for DS done
-get our routines better, already made a huge step in changing the morning order of things, now 28 to make it a habit
-get the new exhaust fan put in

-YELL LESS :)
 

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April Goals:

*Pay my property taxes in full. (PAID HALF)
*Paint bathroom and caulk tub. (NOT YET)
*Stay under $200 in groceries again. (AT $100 NOW)
*Change going out amount to $50 a month. (YES)
*Try to cook more at home under $50 a month out to eat. (YES)
*Lose 5 pounds (GAINED IS MORE LIKE IT!)
 

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Prepare for a yard sale (virtual or real? still trying to decide)
freecycle and craigslist A TON of stuff..
Get a hold of Dena
Give max shots
Dispose of old dryer
send broken leash back with receipt
call old landlord-
finish insurance claim
follow perpetual pantry.
come up with May challenge
check on rebates
DO taxes-DONE
return stuff to rite aid-DONE
call city of idaho falls-DONE
get mom's bday present and party put together-DONE
 

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1. Get baby emergency fund completed
2. Spend $350 on groceries for the month
1. Get baby emergency fund completed DONE
2. Spend $350 on groceries for the month WILL GO SLIGHTLY OVER
 

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How the April goals have went: spend no more than $300 on groceries; spent $311.90, keep residual spending to $300 for the month; blew this in a big way...computer died so had to pay to get it fixed, put minimum of $100 in EF; success here! Now have $1000, clean out shed; some success need more nice weather to complete, clean out flower beds; success here! and purge some more stuff; lots of success here, I can see my basement :D...
 
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