I'm actually working an overtime shift tonight to ease my money woes. I'm actually living up to these resolutions... I've already finished a book this year "The Boy Next Door" by Meg Cabot, I've lost 4lbs since January 1st (down to 134), and working a bit more to pay off the debt!
Archive for January, 2007
I have given myself the two traditionally toughest-to-keep resolutions: 1)Lose weight and 2)Save more money. Go big or go home, I say.
More specifically (cuz we all know SMART goals are the way to go, ):
1. Lose 13 pounds by June 1st. I currently weigh 138 and would like to weight 125 for "wedding season." What can I say - too many buds getting hitched to not look my best. The encouraging news is that I have already lost 1.4lbs in the first three days. It is a total health plan - better eating (which I'm discovering is often just as easy as actually HAVING healthy groceries on hand) and an hour a day on my new eliptical.
2. Save more money. Keep checking into my blog, loyal readers. I am back to work now (the broken foot is all healed) and I have resolved to pay off my credit card debt (about $3500) by March 1st. It will happen. The student loan will be paid off this year as well!
Aside from the cost of seeing family in Ontario (we live in B.C.), we are doing quite well on the saving front. Using MSN Messenger for phone calls has really done the trick and we have been eating out much less. I am starting slow. My husband and I each get $100 per week for whatever we want. This "cash only" system for entertainment is my little way of incorporating it into our lives. I don't think it would work for us if we were to try to do it in every life category.
Great to be back! And P.S. after reading my previous posts, I guess I should clarify that it doesn't look like the sale of the house is going to go through. Back to paying off debts the old fashioned way for a little while longer.