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Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Fabulous Weekend Away

I,ve just come back from my Weekend away with another 5 friends, I met all of these friends online through a dieting website here in Australia 4 of us live not to far from one another and the other 2 about a 4 hour drive away, we have occasional meets for coffee but this was the first time we had spent a weekend together and we were all a bit reserved when we arrived at our destination. But let me tell you that by the time the first night was over I think we will be friends for life, our backgrounds are different and our ages range from early 40s to late 50s, but we laughed and we cried and I know I opened up to them about things I,ve told no one else. An all Female weekend away is food for the soul and because of this we are going to make this an Annual event.

The downside was the amount of money we spent between Accomodation ~Travelling expenses ~ Food~ Booze. Friday was payday for me so here is the breakdown

Incomings $610.00 ( wages plus overtime )

Outgoings $ 75.00 ( cake for Hubbies 60th )
Petrol for trip $50.00 ( $25.00 already in jar )
Groceries $100.00 ( food for home )
Food for weekend $80.00 ( this included eating out, food for cabin, coffee,s while out,)
Booze $29.00 ( 2 bottles of my favourite bubbly )
New walking shoes $35.00 ( these mad dieters made me exercise while away )
Debt $25.00 ( fortnightly payment )

I also put money away to cover my next round of bills and put money into my jars, so a successful end to catch up Month.
Tomorrow I have my Carpel Tunnel Release Operation done, so wish me luck. I have no idea how or if I am going to be able to post or comment on others blogs, but be assured I will still be reading them and be applauding your efforts.
Tomorrow before I go into Hospital I will post my budget for July I can,t believe it,s come round so quickly.


  1. I am glad you had such a good time. I hope your surgery goes well and you recover quickly.

  2. Goals must be measurable because measurement is how you gauge progress. By gauging progress, you can see where you’re going right, going wrong, and how to correct it. For example, setting a goal of “Get out of debt” is not a SMART goal. There’s no way to measure your progress. However, if you determine ahead of time that you’re $12,000 in debt, then you can set your goal as “Eliminate $12,000 of debt.” If you know you’re still $12,000 five months after you set your goal, you know that your debt elimination strategy isn’t working very well.

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  3. Sound like you had a wonderful time Maureen; I hope the surgery goes well :-)

  4. Oh good luck! Let us know how surgery goes


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