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Good thing I walk a lot...

Thursday, May 09, 2013

I'm PMSing so naturally want to consume entire grocery stores in a single swallow. So far I've been able to keep it better under control than in previous months but I still haven't stayed within my calorie limit the past 2 days. Luckily, I've been walking instead of driving to get to my clients all week and have burned a decent amount of calories through that, although I also have sore feet and legs to go along with it. In a way, I'm glad the car share company I use has raised their prices because it FORCES me to walk. When I joined the car share four years ago, a car was about $4-4.50 an hour (+tax and fees) for the cheapest car. Now it's $6/hr plus tax and fees, which comes out to be almost $9 an hour. I cringe to think of how much money I used to drop on that service each month (we're talking hundreds of dollars) back when I had a nice amount of savings built up.

Speaking of money, things have been slightly better this week financially. I've stuck pretty well to a budget, having been using coupons (thanks to coupons, I was able to buy $24 worth of groceries for $1.90), cashed out 2 $5 Amazon gift cards on Swagbucks, got a $12 check from Pinecone Research, was booked by a new independent client, and have had a decent number of company clients each day. All of these may seem like dinky things, but put them all together and it's a nice step in the right direction. For the first time in years, I'm able to put money aside for savings. I'm still stressed and taking it month to month, especially because my industry is so unstable in terms of what you earn day to day though.

Now if I could just stick to my calorie count....

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JENNYD97 5/11/2013 9:16PM

    all that walking might be why your are eating more calories too don't forget. On the days when I have worked out the longest those are the same days I have trouble staying within my points! Once I get into the routine it evens out :)
I wish I had the same income outlook as you :)

Good Luck!

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FANGFACEKITTY 5/10/2013 1:17AM

    Baby at a time and they all add up. Glad things are looking up for you. I never heard of a car share company, something like that would have been SO useful back when I broke my ankle and couldn't drive but sill had to go to work every day anyway or face getting fired.

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I.M.MAGIC 5/9/2013 10:52PM

    sound like you're sticking pretty well to your plan... that's tough to do under NORMAL circumstances LOL, and you should be proud of yourself for your effort!

Did you know that SP has a budget planner too? Just google Sparksavings and see what's up! I really like it--you can use projected income to plan ahead, or you can put in what you earn as you go... it's got some nice features, check it out.

I hope things continue to improve for you!...
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