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Monday, September 17, 2007


This weekend cost me 'a pound'. Well, actually, I am feeling a little down today. Not sure if my 'weight gain' has anything to do with it. I have a lot going on in my head that I just can't seem to put away. Honestly....I don't think my little set back is the true issue. I stayed on track this weekend, so it doesn't make any sense that my weight went up and I am sure it will correct itself.
The real problem is financial. Everyone's #1 problem! My husband's company decided to sell ALL their trucks(tractors) and put an end to that part of the company. They did, however, hire him to drive a boomtruck with hourly pay. Which is good, at least he still has a job! His hourly pay is gonna be about $7/hr less that what we currently need to pay our bills. I cannot work due to my disability so unlike in the past where I could help out...I am stuck.
I am very thankful that he remains employed but I am so very worried. This year has been very tight and we don't have anything to fall back on. On a good note, my husband is very happy to have set hours again. No more up at midnight, 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5 or 6am to start work! No more,' come home to eat, and shower', then back out again! Plus, he will be home every night. I just need to be extremely thrifty, especially with food (our greatest expense!) So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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MARIANNE41 9/20/2007 2:05PM

    Hi there,
Things always work out,I bet you have heard that one many times. Your right about finances and it being the number 1 problem in the world. Things have a way of working out (they really do) Have you tried opening a store on eBay? You can be at home and work from your computer? Stick to improving your health,I've always felt that if I have my weight and daily food intake under control everything else seems to fall into place.

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HEIDI14DAN 9/17/2007 12:50PM

    I'm sorry for the bad news at your husband's work place. But like you said, at least he still has a job. If it was spring, I'd suggest to plant a garden, since you'd be able to have free veggies...they always cost me a small fortune...but unfortunately it isn't spring. I know when I had had my 2nd baby and we made the decision that I was going to quit my job and stay home, it was a very difficult transition for us. My husband was barely making 20k a year and I had a full-time job with benefits that I was giving up. Luckily we were able to get the kids enrolled in low-income health care through our state but it didn't help our money situation. I would go grocery shopping once a month (twice if I was lucky) and we very rarely went out to dinner. I also was lucky that my 2nd baby was another girl so I didn't have to buy new clothes for the opposite sex. I used to clip coupons and watch the ads for the foods we typically bought...actually hoping that a food on sale also had a coupon so I'd get it even cheaper. It was difficult...but we survived. Good luck figuring it all out. Though it may be difficult, I believe that you will survive it too!

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CHARISSANJOSH 9/17/2007 12:48PM

  I will pray for your situation. I know how hard it is when you don't have enough to pay your bills. Some thrifty ideas...clip coupons, some stores double to 50 cents and stores like Publix run Buy 1, Get 1 Free sales where you only have to Buy 1 and get it half off, then use a coupon and get a good deal.

Charissa

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