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1/5/13 9:08 A

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Welcome to the team, I know you will find a lot of other women who can relate to what you are going through. It is good to have a place where you can come and vent your feelings and get the support and encouragement you want to reach your goals. We are all carrying some burdens and we all need some way to share them!

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1/5/13 7:37 A

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Welcome to the team!

Bad situations tend to make us more determined. DH and I have been tight on money since I got sick 2 summers ago. To top it all off, he told me last night that he has a credit card debt that's been really bothering him. I told him that worrying isn't going to make it better. Doing something about it will. I haven't worked since last Spring and I don't plan on working until all of my health issues are resolved. I hoping to find a part time job by the summer and then go from there.

Good Luck with your job hunt and your goals! We're always here for you!


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1/4/13 11:20 P

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emoticon , Christy, glad you are here ... and I don't think you are weird. Thanks for sharing. It takes guts to be honest! emoticon

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1/4/13 3:43 P

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Welcome Christie. I know how it feels to be on the bottom rung. I was there a few years back when I married my Hubby. We did not have a pot between us. My x had lost everything we had and walked off. . I did have a job, but not even bus fare to get there so I walked for three days until I got my paycheck. I learned real quick to be thrifty with the money. We both enjoy life and neither of us really want a whole lot of material things. WE have a small bungalow paid for. He has a truck and I have a car. We litterally drive them to the wheels fall off before replacing. We have found so many ways to save on things. WE shop the farmers market for fresh produce, eggs, etc. They are 1/4 to 1/3 the cost of the local super market. We purchase meat when on sale. We use our freezer and try to waste nothing if possible. My flower pots have turned into veggie pots, tomaotes, peppers, eggplant, I am planting garlic in a pot that recently loswt its plant to age. New soil and garlic cloves. We never purchase convenience foods as they add so much cost to our groceries You may find that you will be able to live sufficiently on the current income until things turn around. Of course, a large mortgage is a hang up We have so many friends that have lost everything in the last few years and they are devistated. Mine came many years ago and made a lasting impression on me so I adjust quickly to a down turn

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1/3/13 7:26 A

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Hiya Christie and welcome to the 50+ Females SparkTeam!


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1/2/13 9:15 P

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Welcome. There is a lot of stuff you can do even when you don't have money and you feel like your world is crumbling around you. BUT, your positive attitude and optimism will definitely help others as well as yourself on this journey. I have been there - done that.

Nancy from West Virginia - EST
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.

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1/2/13 9:10 P

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I just turned 50 in September. I want to encourage others again but I also need encouragement and support for myself. I'm in the middle of a stressful time in my life and food isn't really my go to but yet it is.... I use to exercise (ZUMBA) every night almost and even taught fitness classes at one of our YMCA's here but I stopped everything after I started at my last job. My job downsized my department letting us all go and I've been unemployed since June. If that didn't rock my world, my husband lost his job of 6 years 2 weeks before Christmas! He found a job but it pays $300 less a week than we were use to. We are about to lose everything and it's really scary. I'm not telling you this for a pitty party or for you treat me different. I'm telling you because I'm a transparent person. I want to lose weight, I want to be healthy again AND I'm determined to change this senerio I'm in around and maybe in the meantime encourage someone to keep on keeping on know matter their circumstance.

Please don't think I'm weird. I'm really a fun outgoing person and very real about feelings. And I like the show Supernatural and it's on right now. LOL be right back.

Thanks :) Christie

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