Thursday, 28 May 2009

My name is skint chick and I'm just made some huge changes to my life the last 6 months. I'm taking part in a the Day Zero project to achieve 101 goals in 1001 days. I have a few ideas already and I'll keep adding them as I come up with ideas, I wanted to add the usual see the world but the rules are that the tasks need to be specific and easily measurable (see the website at )

I love list making so this project is ideal for my nerd tendencies, but it's really difficult to define my goals. I've achieved so much the last few months thanks to the support of my friends and family - especially Nyk and her fab band of merry frugallers over on the Live on £4000 for a year challenge at

So here goes, my first selection of aims for the next 1001 days;

1. Make myself items of clothing that I'm pleased with
2. Learn to knit and make someone a gift
3. Get my BMI under 35
4. Be able to go on a 10km cycle and enjoy it
5. Grow my own veg and eat them
6. Take part in a skydive
7. See penguins in the wild
8. Bake my own bread
9. Learn a new language and use it
10. Take more photos of friends, family, and activities
11. Keep an ideas scrapbook for creative plans
12. Read a newpaper and watch the news at least once a week
13. Be able to swim 2km without stopping
14. Successfully complete the "Live on £4000 a year" challenge
15. Develop my career further
16. Write a journal regularly
17. Finish decorating my home so it's "magazine shoot" ready
18. Only buy and wear clothes that fit me and I feel good in
19. Go to a new country at least every 6 months
20. Indulge myself in at least 3 at home beauty treatments a week
21. Save every month into a new car fund
22. Save every month into emergency fund until I have 6 months salary
23. Reduce mortgage to below £140,000
24. Repay loan
25. Do something romantic with my husband at least once a week
26. Keep in touch with old friends at least once a month
27. Read a new book at least once a month
28. Learn to cook a new dish twice a month
29. Eat out at a new place 6 times a year or more
30. Listen to more new music and update my ipod regularly
31. See a new film at least once a month, with a focus on foreign language and non mainstream films
32. Set up and stick to a proper home cleaning routine
33. Volunteer for something charitable regularly
34. Talk to my parents about their childhoods and memories
35. Try and walk instead of using car at least twice a week
36. Complete course of laser treatment on armpits
37. Finish my garden, fence and plant it
38. Hike to the top of local hill - it's huge!
39. Take a photo a day every day for a year
40. Send a postcard to Postsecret
41. Go on a winetasting course
42. Get my diving certificate
43. Learn to surf or snowboard
44. Scan all my photos of family and friends and share the memories with them
45. Spend a weekend at a spa
46. Cut my hair in a different daring style
47. Learn to ice skate
48. Go to a baseball game

So tomorrow I'll tell you some more about the changes I've made and how they fit in with these plans. But for now I'm off to watch the final episode of ER!


  1. Wow Skint Chick! Great list so far. And well done for a great blog.

    I've got to 101 but am going to review/change some before I start in earnest on 12th June.


  2. I second that! That's a really interesting and exciting list, makes me feel old! LOL Thank you so much for the mention, I am really pleased that it helps and I wish you every success in completing your list.

  3. SFT - I hope you're going to put some pics of the new place on your blog - I'm sure you'll have 101 just from the new home and lifestyle before you think about anything else!

    Nyk - I think you've been a great "leader" to the frugang and your ways of saving the pennies are a source of inspiration to me - and I am impressed by your dedication - and jealous of the chick collection!

  4. Certainly will be putting some pictures on!!
    101 list is complete but will finalise before 13th!


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