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Old 03-13-2013, 05:43 PM   #9
NightAngelX
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Ugh, I totally understand! When just Dh and I went a few years ago we had extra cash floating around, but nowadays things are tight. January's trip is going to be much less glamorous for us. But, it's Disney, right? LOL There is this saving plan where you put money in a jar equal to the week of the year and by the end of the year, you have something like $1,300. We budgeted it in like it was a bill. Maybe that would work for you? We looove it!
I heard about that too. I thought about doing it but I figured we should put the money towards paying off credit cards instead. However, I have decided to go ahead and get $50 in Disney gift cards every month as long as we've earned it. Right now I 'owe' DH $100 and hopefully will owe myself another $50 soon so instead of spending $150 this month I will just spend $50 for the next 3 months at least. Ideally we will have $500 in gift cards by the trip since we get $50 for every 10 lbs.

Then I've also 'budgeted' how we will spend our gift cards.
$119 will go towards a photopass cd because we will be looking fabulous and will hopefully like our pictures.
$132-ish will go towards our MVMCP tickets this is based on last year's prices
Rest will be used for Tips if we do dining plan and souvenirs.
If we don't do the dining plan then I will set a certain amount aside for food and the rest for souvenirs.
Also I decided not to get park hopper tickets this time. I figured the MVMCP tickets will be kind of like hoppers since we can do another park that day (probably AK) then head to MK for the party. I am pretty sure I can do this. I will have to double check. Regardless I figure we can always add it and I have a feeling when we are looking to spend over 100 just to hop might not be worth it. It may however be worth it just to add another day if there is something we really want to go see before we leave and then hit it on our way out of town. 6 day regular tickets would still be cheaper than a 5 day hopper. So we shall see. (i had issues leaving Dumbo and the Kilimanjaro Safari last time...as in I didn't want to leave. I actually cried when I had to leave the MK and Dumbo on the last night...I also cried on my last safari ride...DH thought I was crazy).

In fitness news today I walked my dog a mile! DH went to a friend's to play video games so I walked her alone and was able to walk her longer. It is sunny and 30 degrees out but the windchill makes it colder. I should have walked longer but hey that is more than 2x as long as usual. My dog and I used to walk several miles everyday in the spring/summer a few years back. I hope we can get back in that habit. Had I not walked the dog by myself I was going to try and use the gazelle tonight. I still might. I know this sounds bad but usually when DH is home I like spending time with him and not exercising so when he's not home I feel like I should take advantage of that and do things I usually don't on weeknights.

I can't wait til December...but I don't want it to come too fast because I haven't lost this weight yet! 19 lbs down 31 to go for me! 21 down and 29 to go for DH!!!!
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