Written by peonia » May 17th, 2012, 3:32 am:i like this thread! everyone's goals are inspiring and encouraging as for me.... i don't have very long before engagement (hopefully!!), and as i mentioned elsewhere i'm using this time to get in tip top bikini shape for beginning of july. i've actually been doing pretty well with that! i've lost 9 pounds so far gone from 114 to 105. i know that sounds very light, but i'm actually a tiny person (standing at 4'11"!!). it's the lightest i've been in a few years, i want to lose a few more and also tone up (though i have a serious aversion to exercise... argh). other goals include school related things & generally making the most of this time!
Written by LoveLikeCrazy » May 11th, 2012, 8:18 am:I don't really have anything for pre engagement-id prefer to be finished school (starting back in sept for my RN and it will take 2 years) because I don't want the distraction. But I DO have post engagement, pre wedding goals!Here they are:Finish school and be settled in careerPay off my student loans ASAP (throw all extra into them until gone - I will have less than 10k)Enroll for the 6 classes I need to get my bachelors in nursingHave a nice house fund as well as wedding fundTake a few trips and enjoy being engagedLoose some weightI would really like to move into a house after we are married so I think we would have a longer engagement in order to pay down/off bills and have a decent amount of money saved. We can't have dogs in our current apartment and I am already going crazy not having my dog here!!! I got her for my 21 bday. I'm 28, my parents love her so they have custody now, but I go see her all the time. So I want a house!! Lol and we are both picky and want to build bc we don't want something previously lived in. Soooo it's gonna be awhile!
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Written by mandasand » May 22nd, 2012, 10:55 am:We are also very established, being in our mid-to late 30's. We both have careers and a house. My goals are pre-wedding ones. - Prepare healthier meals. We live a very active lifestyle but the winter was full of eating comfort foods like lasagna and enchiladas. Now that it's grilling weather, I am starting to grill more fish, veggies, etc. We recently have been getting organic produce delivered to our house and it's a fun activity to see each week what's going to be in the box!! - The only debt I have is student loans from when I got my master's degree a few years ago. So, I would like to pay off a big chunk of that mainly because my BF has made a comment about it a couple of times. Student loan debt is generally not something you have to rush to pay off. It's "good" debt! But, I might as well do it!-Be better at sticking to a budget. My BF is so good at this with all his spreadsheets. But, I don't have as much self-control. I don't use credit cards but if I see something I like, I buy it, instead of save a little every month to go towards the thing I want. -Continue to build my nest egg so that we have some security when we have a family. It's funny because I just wrote down my goals the other day before I even saw this thread! It's good to be goal oriented!
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