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    OS new year's resolutions 2008 what are going to do
    • #1
    • 23rd Dec 07, 2:24 PM
    OS new year's resolutions 2008 what are going to do 23rd Dec 07 at 2:24 PM
    do we have a list of challenges for 2008, I really want to join some but getting lost on the site.

    Hoping to save money ( arn't we all!!)
    Save on weekly shopping bill
    clean house etc
    Save for big Holiday in 2009
    pay the mortage abit more

    will do ebay, daily clicks, claim freebies ( love getting freebies in the post)make crafty things for pressies any other ideas.

    so whats the best challenges do you think.

    will post on OS forum/debt free.
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    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 23rd Dec 07, 2:26 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 2:26 PM
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    I REALLY got to get a bit of weight shifted off my lardarse!

    Wish me luck, I say this every year hehehehehehehehehehe

    Finally I'm an OAP and can travel free (in London at least!).
  • Penny-Pincher!!
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 2:52 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 2:52 PM
    My goals are too:

    Get more organised with the paperwork/drawers and cupboards
    Use the food I already have in the freezer
    Keep ebaying stuff we dont need/like etc
    Do all birthday/anniversary cards etc for 2008
    Continue to use vouchers and save more money

    Probably will keep adding to this

    To repeat what others have said, requires education, to challenge it,
    requires brains!

    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 23rd Dec 07, 2:53 PM
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    • #4
    • 23rd Dec 07, 2:53 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 2:53 PM
    I REALLY got to get a bit of weight shifted off my lardarse!

    Wish me luck, I say this every year hehehehehehehehehehe

    Originally posted by Caterina
    Me too, I bet if I trawled back through the threads here there'll be one with me saying exactly the same thing this time last year (and the year before:rolleyes: )
    • Miss Cinnabon
    • By Miss Cinnabon 23rd Dec 07, 2:55 PM
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    Miss Cinnabon
    • #5
    • 23rd Dec 07, 2:55 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 2:55 PM
    my goals are:

    lose loads of weight by eating nutritious home cooked foods
    follow flylady every day without fail
    reduce my weekly shopping
    and try to go back to florida but cant see how that will happen:rolleyes:

    • mazza1970
    • By mazza1970 23rd Dec 07, 3:01 PM
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    • #6
    • 23rd Dec 07, 3:01 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 3:01 PM
    I need to save money up, so what I have decided to do is starting from 1st January I am going to put a pound in a jar every day, so by 30th November I will - hopefully - have £335 saved towards next Christmas. Will let you know how I get on
  • mary43
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 3:14 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 3:14 PM
    I want/need to sort out paperwork in some sort of order that makes sense. (I'm doing my family tree so even more papers laying around)
    Generally de-clutter and make sure that if I never buy anything from the charity shop (can't resist them) unless I get rid of something, that should keep the level of 'stuff' on an even keel.
    I want to do something I've never done before..........a sort of personal challenge...........done water colours, card making, taught myself computer (such as it is) and now running out of ideas of what to do next.
    Saw a thread on the Work,Home and Play Forum about Christmas..........some of them have made gift baskets as presents, priced them all out. Looks like a cheap way of creating presents without spending a lot so that looks like something worth trying.
    OH has bought me a beauty treatment voucher for christmas. Special offer from new hair salon.............pedicure,manicure,facial, hairdo, massage etc.
    I can spread that over 6 months if I want to. Maybe that will inspire me to stop walking around like a

    Can't think of anything else except being a lot better at everything than I have been in the past.
    • Crazychik
    • By Crazychik 23rd Dec 07, 3:24 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 3:24 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 3:24 PM
    Mine are pretty much the same as Kyle's

    Was hoping for a trip to Florida to see my brother, not sure if it will happen this year... but we will see what happens with the following.....

    continue with ebay on a regular basis, selling wise
    continue to make and sell more HM cards.
    Hope to have at least 6 small debts paid off by July! (the extra money then will go towards savings, along with monies from above & below car boot)
    Help OH with car boots, and in our area, we can at least do 2 a week (depends on the stuff we have suitable to sell)
    Save! Save! Save!
    Continue with OS cooking & cleaning, and finding ways again to reduce the weekly shopping, and only use what I have in the store cupboard.
    Find quality time for myself, aswell as enrolling the kids into more clubs!
    And last of all, try and make the effort to exercise more!

    Merry Christmas all and a Happy New Year!!!
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    • taplady
    • By taplady 23rd Dec 07, 3:48 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 3:48 PM
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    • 23rd Dec 07, 3:48 PM
    Mine are :

    reduce my spending and save some money - like Mazza I have got a sealed tin and am trying to save money for next Christmas.

    Menu plan more - has gone to pot since I turned veggie

    Use up what I have before buying more food.

    Try and educate DS2 how to help more round the house etc!:rolleyes:

    try and get away for a short break with DH

    recycle/reuse as much as possible

    keep the weight off that I have lost this year!

    will add more as I think of them!
    Every penny saved is a penny saved
    • salster
    • By salster 23rd Dec 07, 3:56 PM
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    I need to save money up, so what I have decided to do is starting from 1st January I am going to put a pound in a jar every day, so by 30th November I will - hopefully - have £335 saved towards next Christmas. Will let you know how I get on
    Originally posted by mazza1970
    What a brilliant idea. Do you mind if I steal it??


    Keep the house tidier
    Stop buying things I don't really need
    Cook the majority of things from scratch
    Take my own lunch to work
    Find a cheaper way of getting to work that is still time effective

    Loads more!!
    Aiming to be Debt free by October 2013
    • mazza1970
    • By mazza1970 23rd Dec 07, 4:12 PM
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    What a brilliant idea. Do you mind if I steal it??

    Originally posted by salster
    No, don't mind who steals it, the more the merrier, maybe we can all see how each other is getting on
  • Lelc
    Hello everyone and merry christmas. I've not posted on here for months. I've got a whole 2 weeks off work so I'm going to try and get back into MSE.

    My challenges for next year are:

    1 To save again for next christmas. I haven't done too badly this year but could do better.
    2 To enter at least 5 competitions a day.
    3 To leave work on time at least twice a week.
    4 To take lunch to work.
    5 To get back to meal planning and cooking from scratch and to shop to a budget.
    6 To lose weight - tried towards the end of the year but my heart wasn't in it. My daughter is getting married in June so I have an incentive.
    7 To try to get to grips with the housework and to get my (adult) kids off their backsides and helping.
    8 To get back to doing some cross-stitch.
    9 To get some decorating done and make the house child friendly for when my daughter and granddaughter visit and finally.....
    10 To have one night out per month with my dh.

    It feels great writing all that down - I've really missed OS!!!
    Proud To Be Dealing With My Debts - DFW Nerd 323
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    Mortgage free date - November 2013
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    • tattycath
    • By tattycath 23rd Dec 07, 4:32 PM
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    What a great thread!!! my challenges for 2008
    • I'm getting married- as cheaply as possible any ideas/money saving tips greatly appreciated
    • continue reducing my grocery bills,
    • save for christmas 2008-didn't really save much this year-only started in october.
    • declutter the house-it looks like a war zone-reorganise storage
    • get some house repairs done-as cheaply as possible
    • continue paying extra off the mortgage-try to beat target pledged
    No doubt I will think of tons more stuff when I have uploaded this post. good luck to everyone one else with their challenges.
    merry christmas to everyone!!!
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  • ceridwen
    What a great thread!!! my challenges for 2008
    • I'm getting married- as cheaply as possible any ideas/money saving tips greatly appreciate
    Originally posted by tattycath
    • meanmarie
    • By meanmarie 23rd Dec 07, 5:07 PM
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    For 2008 I hope to lose some of the weight I set out to lose in September...none gone yet;
    to keep knitting and crafting in other ways to provide myself with minimum cost Christmas and birthday presents;
    to continue the small effort I have made to declutter the house, not to buy anything until that is done;
    same as above with my clothes...I have so many and still have to root through my whole wardrobe when I am going organise all that;
    continue to try to stay within budget and keep monies separate so that I will know how much there is in each pot.

    Can't see myself doing anymore and will be very pleased if I have managed to do that much by 23/12/2008

    Weight 08 February 86kg
  • daisyroots
    My goals for 2008
    I'm having major surgery on Jan 7th, and aim to regain fitness by April. I'll define fitness as getting daily step average on pedometer up to 10,000 again, it will plummet while I'm recumbent.

    While convalescing I aim to create our wedding album, by scanning in all the pictures, getting them printed and in an album in time for our 15th wedding anniversary on May 16th.

    Clear out the sideboard, cupboard under the stairs, the jumbly cupboard, and investigate damp in the wardrobe.

    Send off six poems every month. Nobody gets published unless they submit work. Sylvia Plath had a record collection of rejection slips - nobody received more than she did.

    And finally - write my father's biography, edit all his letters, and incorporate them into a book with photos for the next generation.

    I won't do all this, but these are the aims
    Last edited by daisyroots; 23-12-2007 at 5:46 PM.
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  • liuhut
    OK been sat here thinking about my aims for the year and they are all geared to going to Oz in 2009!

    -Got to decorate and declutter the house for renting it out
    -Have joined a few of the callenged on DFW to save approx £20k so we dont have to worry about working when we get out there.
    -Spend more time cooking, to help me loose a bit of weight and save some money.
    -keep entering comps and look at other money making ideas.

    I'll have 30 hours 'spare' from next month as I'm loosing some hours at work so in theory I should have time for this little lot
    WIN £2008 in 2008 £1836.31 2009 wins - £91!!! 2010 wins in Oz $ 6170.... wins 2011 aprox $2000
    MFIT - number 37. Reduce my mortgage from £63,500 to £48,000. now at 54,000...
    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 23rd Dec 07, 9:40 PM
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    my aims for next year include:

    saving money - like everyone else.

    loose weight - 1 to1&1/2 stone before i see my consaultant in about 10 weeks.

    sort out the spare room so as i can recieve visitors - there is a single bed in there somewhere but it has dissapeared under a pile of junk!

    sort out my paperwork and file it in a orderly manor - i have a vague recolection of there being a filing cabinate next to the bed in the spare room!!

    make a written/printed record of recipies for batch cooking and utilise my freezer to better use.

    make better use of seasonal fruit and veg. using freezer to gain max low cost benifit.

    meal planning to keep shopping costs down.

    start peparing for christmas 2008 in january sales.

    get better at keeping the ironing pile down.

    maximise potential of pot grown veg in small back yard.

    get round to using all the branded cleaning products that are under my sink since discovering stardrops - i paid for them i may as well use them!!

    maximise bogoff offers on products i use all the time.
    Hi everyone...

    Love this thread... i am so looking forward to starting a new year.. So my goals are:-
    1. Keep on posting on the old style weigh loss thread... never known losing weight so straight forward still have heaps to go though -woohoo to the other ladies on here who help me out and keep me motivated on there
    2. To reduce the shopping budget even further..and squirrel away as much house keeping money as possible
    3. Will try not to buy things i neither need nor have room for...just because they are a good price
    4. To carry on making as many xmas pressies as possible for 2008 - am on my 4th one allready
    5. Oh and to get as much loose change into my pot for the challenge pot challenge
    6. nearly forgot.... to grow as many veggies as possible in my containers
    I think thats enough to be going on with ..lets see how many i can stick with
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    • dlb
    • By dlb 24th Dec 07, 4:50 AM
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    Hiya everyone.
    My goals for next year are
    1-Have xmas 2008 sorted by end of Sept, and i mean wrapped and finished.
    2-Save as much as possible, towards paying off some debts early.
    3-Cut down even more on the shopping bill
    4-Make a housework rota and stick to it.
    5-Make a household journal to keep all my recipes and important os stuff in.
    6-Join in on more of the challanges on this site to keep me focused.

    Im sure i will be adding to this but my main goal is to cut my debt managment plan down by over a year, by making extra payments so hoping for debt free life by Dec 2009!!

    Good luck everyone and happy christmas.
    Proud to be DEBT FREE AT LAST
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