if you are confused about something on the site, ASK!! I know as a leader, if i dont know the answer I go to one of the Sparkcoaches and then post the answer.
We all have similar goals and are happy to help!!
Planning meals for the week keeps me on track with ensure I am providing healthy meals for my family. I buy just the groceries I need for the meals and try to stay away from the extra goodies. In addition, it means evenings are less stressful, and we don't spend as much money ordering in.
Using Vinegar to clean
Don't waste all that money buying them! Make your own
out of 5 gallon buckets for a fraction of the cost. Just make
a hole in the bottom of the bucket & plant. They grow the
exact same way!
I find that when I discovered Couponclick.ca and P&G Brandsavers Coupons I have started saving $50-$100 per month on toiletries and personal hygiene and with my 21 year old daughter just moving out on her own it helps me to help her out more.
Save time and money at the grocery store, invest in a pair of mental blinders, they don't cost a thing! I spend approximately $30.00 less and fill my cart with fresh produce!
Use stevia for your sweetner. Available under names such as Truvia, Sweet Leaf, and Only Sweet. Usually found right next to Splenda. Also available in the bulk packet. This sweetener has NO sugar dirivative! Much healthier and 0 calories too! Take with you to eat out as restaurants don't have it!
I read that losing 1 lb of fat per week only takes a 500 calorie deficit per day. This can be from reducing calories, exercising more or a combination of both. These are small & attainable changes, resulting in weighing 52 lbs. less in 1 year! Let's not make this harder than it needs to be!
Don't look back...ever. Look forward. You can't do or undo anything that has past. Unlimited possibilities await you in the present and future.
Try to be happy with yourself, no matter what stage you're at in life. Don't obsess over how far you have to go in your goal. Be happy with your daily progress. Be happy with who you are and where you are. It's so much easier to stay motivated if you're happy with how things are going.