Post # 1
Officially started the plan yesterday! I’m going to really try think and act more like I’m in a new relationship. Even though I’ve lived with SO a year and a half! I’m going to wear sexy things to bed besides sweats and a tee 🙂
Tomorrow I’m going to go shopping after work, alone! And maybe even go get a drink or some coffee afterwards.. Also busting out the red lipstick tomorrow night! Lol
What are some more ideas!?
What are you lovely ladies doing on the plan!?
Post # 3
@killerQueen13: i started yesterday too! I have been with my SO for 2.5 years and have lived with him for 1.5. He already bought the ring and picked it up (we picked it out together) and its driving me insane! so I decided to start mr bee’s plan yesterday and I’m ‘rewarding” myself for everyday I go without bringing it up HA.. yesterday I went and got pedicures with the girls. Working out I think will help a lot! I feel like I need to have constant plans or else I think about it and get all down which in turn causes pointless arguments. I’ve read other posts that say to focus on you etc, much easier said than done! Good luck! Hopefully other ppl comment with more ideas 🙂
Post # 4
Lets see….I’ve been going to work out class twice a week. I have been calling my friends or trying to see at least one of them once a week. I have become obsessed with keeping my nails done and trying to look decent every day (instead of like, yoga pants and a t-shirt).
I’m trying to be spontanious and to plan date nights for us. I have a bunch of DIY projects for around the house. I’m trying to save money.
I dont know, i’m just trying to make myself happy instead of the horror that is waiting lol.
Post # 5
Yeah defo just trying to keep busy and always having something to do keeps your mind off the waiting and overthinking the chance of a future proposal! I just started the plan 2 days ago as well and I’m painting my nails and curling my hair, don’t know if its being noticed though lol!x
Post # 6
Greenbean: I’ve been with my guy 2 1/2 and living with him a year and 1/2 too! That’s wonderful you at least know he has that ring, but equally asfrustrating waiting!
Rush: That’s a great idea about calling friends! That’s something I never do and really should be doing! And I’ve been shopping wayyyy too much lately! Lol, before mr bees plan due to being sad and angry.. Haha.. So the DIY plan is a great idea!
Mandy: I’m sure it’s being noticed! Especially the hair! That’s a great idea! I’m sure you look gorgeous! My guy actually does notice when I do my nails so I have to make sure I keep up with them 🙂
Post # 7
Omg! I think we’re strategy twins! I definitely went shopping by myself for red lipstick yesterday and come home with new nailpolish (typical me). Btw, the nail polish I got is more of a shallac and I love it! Definitely recommend!
I’m doing the fake tanning lotion, trying to work out 4-5 times a week, wearing cute clothes, actually doing stuff to my hair and now I’m looking for a new hobby.
We’ve been dating for 7.5 years, but only living together for 1 (we started living together in July). We dated in high school, so idk if those early years really count, haha.
I need to go shopping for some new clothes, but I want to lose 5 more pounds. Possible?
He’s noticed somewhat, definitely given me more compliments. I need to keep up on my Bee visits though. You all are so inspiring! It helps me stay motivated 🙂
Post # 8
KillerQueen13: Thanks, hopefully he is! just about to re-paint my nails again too. Takes a lot of upkept lol!
BadaBingBling: I’ve been going out with my SO for just over 6.5 years since school as well! As far as I’m concerned the early years count as much as any other, you get to know someone very well in that time, and you grow and mature together. Although I do think it makes him a little more comfortable with you the way things are and harder to shake things over to the next level, I don’t know if you would agree?
Can’t believe your working out so much! need to take a leaf out of your book!
BadaBingBling is right you are so inspirational! I only found this site a couple of days ago and its so amazing for my motivation!
Post # 9
I LOVE the idea of mr. bee’s plan! It’s so frustrating not having anyone to talk to about the torture of waiting. All of my friends are either single or in new relationships. It’s so great to have a sounding board to relieve my stress. Mr. Bee’s plan has been like a shining light for me. I never even thought about doing it, but now it makes perfect sense. I am definitely up for working out more (just think how the e-pics will look!) and I am debating changing up my hair. I like it wavy, SO likes it straight, but it’s about me for a change! I am definitely going to start having more girls’ nights and maybe picking up a new hobby. I just need to find one that doesn’t cost too much or requires too much equipment. I am terrible at painting my nails, so that’s a no. Thinking about going to buy some new lipstick and eyeshadow for date night tonight
Post # 10
@BadaBingBling: haha we def. are!!
i need to loose those last couple of pounds too but its soooo hard… i know if i didnt eat as much chocolate a day then i would… but thats tough!.. not that i eat a ton of it but i def have chocolate every day! i need it after a meal! haha ….
BadaBingBling: if you drink 8 glasses of water a day thats supposed to flush out any excess water weight you carry around so you could loose a few pounds that way! I dont know if you do drink that much already or not… i drink more than that a day bc i’m alwaysssss thirsty.. so it wont help me =/
i only found this site a few days ago too but i am so happy i did! I’ve seriously been in such a great mood all week! Its really a great and inspirational place! I never knew there was a community like this where there are so many friendly women who are in teh same boat i’m in!
Post # 11
I think I know when my SO plans to propose (8/8/2012) and it’s going to be a LONG 3 months! However, I’m thankful it’s summer because there is so much to do. But here’s my plan:
1. Keep volunteering and getting more involved with the community
2. Keep in touch with my friends even though they live a few towns over
3. Focus on my photography (ha, pun intended) and learn how to use my new filters
4. Start looking for a “new” car in July
5. After buying a car, start saving for a new camera!
6. Get outside every chance I can and do some gardening.
Hopefully this waiting period goes quickly for everyone!
Post # 12
I’m *hopefully* getting close to no longer waiting. BUT that being said, I think continuing to invest in yourself is a great thing no matter what stage your relationship is at, so I’ve been trying to build some good habits that I want to keep up even after we get engaged/married.
Here’s what I’ve been doing:
- Baking (bonus: keeps the boy extra happy)
- Painting our dining room
- Cleaning out my closet/donating clothes I no longer wear
- Painting my nails regulary
- Having weekly dates with my girlfriends or sisters
- Planting the garden
I’m really looking forward to summer…it’s so much easier to stay busy without even thinking about it.
Post # 13
Gardening is a great idea!! although i tried that last year and i failed miserably! but maybe if i try a little harder and do more research it’ll turn out this year!
Post # 14
Oh my god i have so much gardening to do this weekend. If you waitng bees were around me i would invite you over for drinks and to help!!
Volunteering is a great idea. We are sending our puppy away for training (he will be gone 2 months!) so i have to find something to fill the time i usually spent with him! AH!
Post # 15
@Rush1986: That would be so much fun! Gardening, drinking, and waiting together! too bad we’re all pretty scattered!
awww your pup is going to be away that long! is that like puppy camp in a way? my friend used to bring her pit puppy to a training school but it was kind of like a day camp.. she’d drop him off and pick him up to and from work.
Post # 16
@killerQueen13: Its for hunting retreival. So he will be my SO’s hunting buddy and retrieve ducks for him. Its physically exhausting training, and very detail specific so i guess so they have to work with him every day. I will be able to visit but thats it!!