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Happy Summer Long Weekend Month! LOL Both US and Canada have a holiday this month....gotta love long weekends! I didnt see another thread started for this - Im guessing with all the shuffling of the village layout that it got lost in the shuffle...but muhahahaha...I have found it!

My July goals are:

* Track spending, only purpose is to see how much spent per category vs what I am wasting my money on.
* See if I can live off of the proposed budget I have set for myself. Once the money is gone, its gone. I sit at home and do nothing.
* Read another book within the same month
* Continue the purge/declutter project

Simple goals I know but its a struggle to keep up with the few that I have! So...share with us, what are your July goals?
 

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*Work my way through my summer reading list
*Lose 5lb
*Use our summer money for experiences, rather than things
*Enjoy all the weather
 

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  • Lose an average of 2.5 lbs a week or better
  • Finish one of the apartments so we can get it rented
  • Pay at least $1,500 down on our remaining debt
  • Retain sanity
 

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~ two lengthy excersize bouts a week
~ drop 4 pounds
~ accomplish/ finish at least 1 more project each week
~ stash at least 300+ in the EF (as we up it to a new level)
~ pay at least 500+ extra towards the morg. principal
 

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  • Lose an average of 2.5 lbs a week or better
  • Finish one of the apartments so we can get it rented
  • Pay at least $1,500 down on our remaining debt
  • Retain sanity
Retaining sanity is a noble goal. I wish you luck!
 

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~Organize my desk
~Organize and declutter bathroom drawers
~Organize and declutter linen closet
~Organize Pantry
~Lose 4 Pounds
~Run 3 days per week
~Stay within my calorie range 6 days per week
~Shape front yard
 

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Stay within eating out budget.
Work out once per week.
Cut down pop drinking to two per day (glass, can, bottle)
 

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July and beyond:

-->keep to grocery budget
-->be greener: drive less, hang laundry, recycle water
-->declutter more aggressively (do I really need that pasta maker?)
-->write some each day
-->be present in the moment
-->take better care of my body (stretch, work on posture, teach baby to walk so I don't have to carry him--kidding!)
 

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-->be present in the moment
Something I didn't add to my list, but I should. I've been working on this one all year. Sometimes it seems to get forgotten in the shuffle of life.
 

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July Goals

Here are mine:

-Keep up with all my online challenges
-Work on 1 thing on my 101 challenge
-prepare for arrival of baby
-Take kids to zoo
-Preserve all I can from Garden
-Organize and clean computer room
-organize and purge thru toyroom
-go thru blankets and sheets
-change linens on our bed
-clean under kitchen sink
-organize and purge thru cookbbooks
-Take all popbottles back
-Get kids on insurance
-Turn all loose change into bank
-develope some film

\Will be wishing everyone luck!
 

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I'm just beginning with this new way of life, please be patient with me, I may be a slow learner, and definitely a pack rat. :)

July 2008 Goals
Organize and rid of clutter 1/2 of basement
Gather all bills and try to organize a budget
 

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July Goals
-more water
-workout 3X per week
-yell less (as always)
-use BabyFit food tracker to help lose weight but get healthier
-get Cutie into crib
-just DO BETTER
 

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~~~clean out at least one of our storage units
~~~get the oil changed in my vehicle
~~~do schoolwork (in preparation for new school year) 2 hours a day, 3 times a week
~~~organize my walk-in closet
~~~weed the garden area at the front of the house
 

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*Work my way through my summer reading list
*Lose 5lb
*Use our summer money for experiences, rather than things
*Enjoy all the weather
I love the "money for experiences, rather than things" goal! I soooo agree!:grwave:
 

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~ Lose 8 lbs. (workout 5x/wk)
~ Drink more water
~ Stop eating at 7:30 pm
~ Get second third of the basement cleaned
~ Pay off one CC
~ Finish 2 online classes
~ Potty train son
~ Get kids to sleep NOT in my bed (anywhere else safe is fine!!)
 

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Month End Recap - July 2008 Goals

Hey kids, how'd y'all do for July?

My July goals are:

* Track spending, only purpose is to see how much spent per category vs what I am wasting my money on.
* See if I can live off of the proposed budget I have set for myself. Once the money is gone, its gone. I sit at home and do nothing.
* Read another book within the same month
* Continue the purge/declutter project
So far...I did track my spending and I did still see the pattern of the money being spent (won't say wasted here lol) on food and/or eating out or extra groceries. I was very close to the budget I had set for myself with a few overages and I did just sit at home and did nothing to to help balance it out, as in not spend further into debt. I did start reading another book but did not get it finished but 3/4 of the way through it. And I did purge a lil bit more - not enough but a lil bit more. Every bit still counts!
 
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