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BURNIN-BRIDGES

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New Lifestyle is spilling over into other areas!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I have noticed a change in me since really committing myself to SP! Not only am I journaling my food and drinking my water, I have received this new energy to tackle other things that have been left alone for too long.

Depression makes you just not care about things and you begin to lose track of important matters. My finances are in a mess and have been for most of this year. And, because they have become such a mess, I have not been dealing with them. Lord knows how I have managed not to have anything turned off or repossessed! I must have paid the things that were screaming to be paid is all I can figure. emoticon

Anyway, my husband and I sat down today and opened bills that have not been opened for months. We wrote down everything that we owe, what is past due, what is current (there are a few!) and we even balanced the check book!! And it did balance!! We took a calendar and filled in the dates that everything is due through the end of the year. It is not as bad as I thought it was! We now know what is going on with our finances and we have a plan to get back on track.

This was something that I had dreaded doing for months! But I have such a feeling of freedom now that I know what is going on!! emoticon Do I like where we are right now financially? Heck no! But I know what we have to do to get straightened out. It is going to take some time, but we will get there.

We also made a commitment to each other to sit down every Saturday morning and pay our bills. We have got to put a stop to the insanity!!

Another thing we tackled today was our bedroom. Once again, because of my depression, I was just washing clothes and then dumping them in there. I did not put anything away. Also, if I had something that I didn't know what to do with, I just tossed it in there. We literally had paths around the bed, one to his side and one to mine and then to the doorway. I have 4 bags of clothes that are going to the either the Good Will or Salvation Army on Monday! And I got rid of 1 big bag of garbage!

Today has been such a productive day! I am so proud of us today!! Rainy Saturdays are good things if you know what to do with them! emoticon
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  • v SWIMLOVER
    You are doing GREAT! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
    GOD BLESS!
    Louise
    2377 days ago
  • v SAL1512
    You got so much done in one day! Keep it up, but pace yourself because you need to be able to reward yourself everyday. Your donations to Goodwill and Salvation Army may help someone have a better Christmas! Hope to hear more from you as you organize your healthy lifestyle.
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    2387 days ago
  • v ABIGAILSING
    Every area of progress is a plus. You are doing great, and life will get better if you stick it out. Praying for you!
    2429 days ago
  • v BELLACUDDLES
    Super Duper!!!!!!
    2438 days ago
  • v IRISH_AGUIRRE
    I am so proud of you!!! Those are both huge chores to tackle, and you did it beautifully. Having a plan is so much better than just being scared & going on blindly. Keep up the amazing work - both with your weight loss & with the other personal gains. You are an inspiration!
    2439 days ago
  • v JOYATLAST
    Fantastic!
    2439 days ago
  • v SASSYSAX
    It is such a feeling of freedom when we have the courage to face our challenges. Sounds like you have a great supportive hubby. Depression is the pits..But I'm glad you are climbing out of that pit now and you have hope.
    2439 days ago
  • v BUTTERFLYEMERGE
    What a beautiful path to recovery!
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    2439 days ago
  • v AMBERLEIGHM1
    You are doing so well, I'm proud of you. You have given me inspiration to tackle my home office.
    2440 days ago
  • v SERENA_DOVE
    good for you!! keep up the excellent work.
    2440 days ago
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