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7/27/17 12:57 P

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I finally sold our condo. I got a home equity loan so I could actually move before the condo was sold. Very scary. So now I can focus on a real budget. No more loans outstanding!

But... I think I need to buy a new handicap van. Darn. Ours is having problems. This is going to mess up my budget big time!


I have to be diligent about caring for myself. 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS is a great way for me to keep focused. Day 1 is July 1, 2017. Build habits to produce success. Most of these habits I have at least tried before but did not sustain. First habit: delay eating by using a timer.
LONG TERM GOAL: Reduce A1C,BP,tryglicerides,and weight.Evening Eating Sabotage Myself Frustration ..Help!

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5/10/14 12:37 P

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Trying to be more wise on budgeting.
Also working on making things more organized and would want to renew some insurances.

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4/9/13 12:14 P

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I have stopped using my credit card for anything but automatic pay of my bills. I carry cash for everything else. I only have so much expendable cash each month. If I don't have the cash for it, I can't buy it. This makes me pay a lot more attention to the things I buy as I have to buy my gas, etc out of that cash and I need gas at the end of the month too!

SW 01/01/16: 189

2% goal: 185.22 met 1/15/16
5% goal: 179.5 Met 2/8/16
8% goal: 173.88 Met 3/11/16, 2/23/17
10%goal: 170.1 Met 3/22/17
12% goal 166.32
15% goal 160.65
18% goal: 154.98
20% goal: 151.2

GW: 125
"Seven days without exercise makes one weak."

 Pounds lost: 9.0 
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4/9/13 8:51 A

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We're in the middle of refinancing our home to get our monthly payments down.

I'm starting a personal accountability deal with my credit card and the food budget, keeping track of all expenses, daily. I have goals I want to decrease my spending on both by. I recently started a program to get "out and about" more, which includes de-simplifying some of my grocery shopping choices, going further afield to save money.

I normally have my groceries delivered but I am going to take over some of those purchases; the delivery warehouse does not have some of the things we normally buy and we run out of things like milk, eggs, bread, etc. more often than I have a delivery. My husband usually runs to the convenience store to pick them up but now I'm going to go to a better, less expensive grocery store for those things, get the exercise doing so.

The other day I tested it out and bought 5 items and they would have cost $20+ to deliver but only cost me a little over $12 to pick up myself.

There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer

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