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1NICUBABE
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2/24/10 3:13 P

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new workout outfit
movie/date night
new exercise dvd



Think positive and don't quit on yourself!

Mary Beth


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COFFEECHICK222
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2/24/10 3:13 P

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jewelry, new pants, new bra :)



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LAURENLW19
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2/24/10 3:11 P

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although i havent reached any of my goals yet.. here are the rewards i plan on giving myself

5lbs: Mani/Pedi
10lbs:Massage
20lbs:New Nike Shox
Goal: New clothing
1 month staying at my goal weight or less: FINALLY getting my engagement pictures taken, a year later.. I havent felt like getting my picture taken much.



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BIRDA65
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I buy myself new close and neckles and workout DVDemoticon



DALEJR_FAN_TINA
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I did this to feel better in my own skin and love myself again. So I guess love is my reward.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL, WE CAN & WILL DO IT!!! Hugzzz, Tina


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NCESTONE
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2/24/10 2:35 P

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the loss is my reward....when I have lost enough for the first round of new clothes that will be my reward



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PASTORKATHY
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I love "Spa Treatments"... but only on special occassions and rewards for me. Sometimes, my reward is just spending time in a bubble bath or extra "me" time.

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. (Philippians 3:15)


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2/24/10 2:26 P

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A new DVD. I'm quite the movie buff.



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NOLAZOMBIE
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It's tough because I've never deprived myself of much at all. If I want, I get. So I haven't really figured out any rewards... but honestly, the loss is a reward in and of itself.




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IFFUR77
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2/24/10 2:10 P

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i love to take a bath, shop for a new piece of clothing, or spa treatment.
lost 10 lbs,bought new shoes and yoga pants
yahoo! for me
j~

Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intention of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned.
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Life is pulled by goals and pushed by drive. Make sure you have both!
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SKYE270
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2/24/10 2:06 P

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I just started my diet last week and since we don't have much money, I promised myself I would treat myself to a dollar amount reward once a month equal to my weight loss for the month. So whatever the amount of weight I lose in a month, my reward is equal value, it can be earrings, clothing, anything non food. I will treat myself to something very nice when I reach the halfway mark, then my goal weight.



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MELMEL411
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2/24/10 2:02 P

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new workout videos, pedicure, i'm going to crochet myself a dress when i have 5 pounds left, and i'm going to a club to go dancing (never done that) when i reach my goal.



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HLANGLOYS
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2/24/10 1:34 P

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Upbeat iTunes!



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SASSYBLONDE69
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2/24/10 1:34 P

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I bought myself some hand weights!

Goals:
5lbs - 2 lb hand weights - 2/23/10! (already got this, not getting again!)
10 lbs - new sports bras -3/23/10! (already got this, not getting again!)
15 lbs - $10 at fav used bookstore!
20 lbs - 3 lb hand weights
25 lbs - new work out top
30 lbs - new work out pants
35 lbs - workout dvd
40 lbs - 5 lb hand weights
45 lbs - pool pass
50 lbs - bath products
55 lbs - massage
60 lbs - tongue pierced
65 l


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BREN4376
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clothing all the way! matching shoes and purse a must also.



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JOANIE1941
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2/24/10 1:22 P

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I call and phone chat with friends.



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I decided that once I reach my 20lb mark, I'm buying myself a new pellet/bb gun- the Anics Beretta A-9000s Co2 BB& Pellet Pistol- .177 Caliber. I love airguns and this one is my next purchase!




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LEAH6206
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2/24/10 1:14 P

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I reward myself with something small every 5 pounds I lose, like a magazine subscription, or a small amount of money to spend at my favorite store. When I hit my goal weight I am going to buy some clothes!



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SERENITYNOW
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2/24/10 1:00 P

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new clothes

"People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty"--Richard J Needham



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SPAEPER
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2/24/10 1:00 P

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When I quit smoking, I started putting the money that I would have spent on ciggs into an envelope. I don't know for sure what I'm saving for, but I figured it was good to quantify the money I saving on top of better health!

For February and March, I'm reward myself with $20 per week that I meet my fitness goals. My goals and rewards will change month to month, but for now getting into a good fitness routine is my main focus.

If I don't find anything else to spend it on, this will make a nice trip or new wardrobe when I meet my weight goals!



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SOOTHINGGLOW
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2/24/10 12:56 P

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I am getting a haircut when I reach 10% weightloss, also when I reach 3000 fitness minutes I get a new cell phone!

~~~Andrea~~~


"If you want to know your past, look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future, look into your present actions."


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VOLUPTUA
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I have HAD to buy all new clothes periodically as I've lost weight, and all new shoes because my shoe size changed as well. So that's not exactly a reward since it was unavoidable, but it sure has been fun!

So I guess my reward is going to Jackson Mississippi to march in the Sweet Potato Queens Parade every year! It's just a few weeks away and I am just giddy about it. I have all my outfits ready with the exception of a few accessories that need to be added (feather boas, fishnet tights).

Ask me about the best kept secret in weight loss surgery, the Duodenal Switch! www.dsfacts.com


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SUEPANTOJA
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2/24/10 12:53 P

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I've gotten some things like exercise apparel, socks ect; But the one main thing I've been waiting for is the Woo-Hoo tee shirt. Because that is my saying!Lol! I said when I weighed in under 150 lbs, that shirt is mine! I am under 150 now but I want to make sure it is a steady under 150! So I guess when the scale says 147, I'll get the shirt!emoticon



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KELLYSUE19
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2/24/10 12:52 P

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every week i stay on track, i buy new nail polish!




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STALEAN
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2/24/10 12:46 P

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When I came back to SparkPeople in February, after back surgery in October, I won 10,000 SparkGoodies on the Points Wheel. Besides giving other 'Sparkers' Goodies, I reward myself with a Goody when I achieve a small goal. When I achieve medium to larger goals, I give myself something to match the achievement. I just received my new recumbent bicycle yesterday for 4 weeks of physical therapy and being back to healthy, clean eating, exercise and motivation on SparkPeople. I had been saving a monetary gift from Christmas for just such an occasion.

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JOSIE-BELL
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2/24/10 12:41 P

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Since I'm pretty new to the program, I've decided to give myself small rewards each time I lose 5lbs. I'm hoping that using such a small increment wull help me stay motivated since it's pretty easily attainable and I won't have to wait so long between rewards. So, each time I lose 5lbs I'm planning on buying something that I'd like to take on our trip to Mexico in October - sunglasses, sun hat, sandals, beach bag, etc. Hopefully the last item will be a bathing suit that actually looks good on me! emoticon

"For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."

Philippians 4:13


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MONALPN425
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2/24/10 12:37 P

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My reward will be going shopping for clothes and actually enjoying shopping for clothes. Since I've been heavy I wear clothes to cover by body and that's all the interest I've had in them. So New clothes! New haircut! 35 more lbs to go! Whoo Hoo!



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PEACEOFPEACH
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2/24/10 12:23 P

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when I drop 10 lbs I am going to buy some new make up (i am obsessed & had to cut myself off) so it will be a great reward.



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RETHAC
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2/24/10 12:20 P

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i definately need to plan a reward...great suggestions



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BHU_23
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i look forward to get some new workout stuff or some cosmetic product that I always wanted or even a set of workout dvds to help me stay on track and not fall off the wagon..



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LINDAHICKAM
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2/24/10 12:17 P

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For reaching 149 (under 150!) I had bought a beautiful dragonfly sterling silver necklace and I wear it to remind me where I have come from and how easily it is to cross back to that number and keep climbing. Unfortunately this is a real plateau weight and I can't seem to break through it and lose the 10 more pounds I need off. I am not discouraged really, just mystified why my body is so reluctant. Yes, logging, more water, more cardio, all the tricks, I will beat this :)!



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R0XYCH1C
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2/24/10 12:16 P

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I save $5 to $10 dollars for every lbs I loose that way when I get to my final goal and weight I will be able to go and get whatever I want! It's actually pretty motivating. Plus the feeling of accomplishment is a reward all by itself emoticon



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BSK512
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2/24/10 12:13 P

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I just bought myself a new pair of jeans. There were also a necessity, but I got the pair I LIKED not the pair the were $10 less. Only 1 size down, but I am good with that!



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ISLANDRITER
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I charted a whole list of rewards by 30 days streaked with certain activities and fitness minutes. I interspersed meeting weight loss goals at appropriate dates. I made up a grab bag for small rewards like packages of nice work-out socks, exercise DVD's and inexpensive earrings. The incremental weight loss rewards were books off my '50 books to read in 2010' list. I enjoyed selecting stuff out of my grab bag when I wanted to use them. I earned my right for a new pair of socks after tracking nutrition for 45 days straight. Today I am buying the Tosca Reno book on clean eating and a two fiction books rewarding my 7 lb. loss since Jan. My full list of rewards is on my 1/3/10 blog: "Just the Facts, Ma'am!"

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself."
St. Francis



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BONJI40
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I have a list of rewards on my Sparkpage. I'm rewarding myself after every 10 pounds, at 10% of weight lost, getting under 200, etc. The rewards are NOT food related! They are things like a massage, a shopping spree, a weekend away with my husband. The big reward at goal weight will be a trip to Europe! But each little 10 pound reward is becoming quite a motivator! I highly suggest it!

**Carrie**

"You don't have to be perfect--you just have to stick with it!"

"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can!"

Mission: Slim Possible!


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ELDIESSE
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2/24/10 11:27 A

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I usually treat myself to an inexpensive clothing item.



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BAREADER
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New clothes are my most common reward. I need them anyway when the old ones get too loose! I also like to add to my exercise DVD collection.

Barbara from Texas

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My candle burns at both ends
it will not last the night
But ah my friends and oh my foes
it gives a lovely light!

Edna St. Vincent Milay

Use it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
or do without!

New England Maxim

When life hands you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate!!!


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CPOKEYRUN
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2/24/10 11:20 A

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When I prove to myself that I am sticking with this, I get a new pair of GOOD running shoes. And when I hit my goal, I am going to buy myself the really good sports bra I want that is pretty expensive.



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CARRIE1948
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2/24/10 11:18 A

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I think losing the weight and feeling better IS the reward

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There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. Since there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique.


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CSDAYS
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Clothes, flowers, magazines, etc.

BELIEVE
Tomorrow never comes, so enjoy today!
You have come to far, to be controlled by a cookie!
The first step to resisting temptation is wanting to!
Let us give thanks this month and each day.


 
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SKINNYPAT62
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I usually buy a new top especially when I can buy a smaller size. I don't buy food rewards anymore.emoticon

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V-RON_CAN
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my next goal (140) I get a haircut... unfortunately I can't afford a haircut right now, so I may have to do something less expensive.

It doesn't matter where you are, what matters is the direction you're moving.


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HOUSMANS4
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My next goal when I get under 200 is to get my hair done, thinking some new color and a more trendy cut!



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KAHOLLIDAY
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2/24/10 10:36 A

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I don't really except with new clothes which I guess are necessary after a certain point! Maybe a weekend trip here and there if I'm feeling good!



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KITCHENCAT
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Just ordered (finally!) a pair of Fluevogs (this is where I tried to insert two 'less than three' symbols but the program told me to 'remove HTML') !! And while I justify them as a reward for 2 consecutive months with over 1000 cardio (in the gym) minutes, they also serve as a motivator. A fat girl in a pair of Fluevogs??

Deb
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Wow!!! Thanks to all of you. Your insights and rewards are invaluable. I am speechless. I am going to consider what a real treat is for me. I love the idea of a list or spreadsheet. You are all awesome.



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JORDANADDO
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I haven't given myself any so far but i need to start acknowledging my loss. It will probably be accesories and beauty treatments



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BOADICCEA
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2/24/10 10:15 A

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For smaller goals my reward is some fancy bath products from my favorite bath boutique (LUSH). They're kind of pricey, which is why I see them as a treat.

When I crack below 200 my boyfriend and I are going to go away on a weekend getaway. :)





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CHOCO-HOLIC
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my half-way reward is going to be a sports massage at Bliss. i've been doing a lot of strength training, so it will be a reward as well as good for my muscles!



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CAPECODLIGHT
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Some great ideas. So far, I've only come up with a long term reward - if I achieve my goal this year and maintain it into early next year, I'm giving myself a trip to Scandinavia next summer (2111). I figure all the money I'm saving on food and not eating out will help pay for the trip! I need to come up with interim goals/rewards. I like the spreadsheet approach. I'll keep watching this board for good ideas.



"This too shall pass."


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