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When I get the urge to eat, I find that a low fat fudgesickle seems to resolve the problem with only 80 calories!! Gives me the chocolate taste, the dessert taste & it takes several bites and meltings. Takes the stress off emotional eating feeling too!! Much less than a serving of casseroles or sandwich or worse!!
Talk to your neighbors & see if they are interested in objects that you are no longer using. Ask them at the same time if they have some things you might be interested in. For example, I no longer needed 2 bar stools & gave them to a neighbor. They told me of a friend who was getting rid of a twin mattress set & I got that for $20 (in great shape)!!
After seeing the beautiful toolsheds in the garden mags recycled as reading rooms or crafts rooms, I am working on mine! I have rolling carts below the counter for the gardening supplies & hung a bright pretty shower curtain with pretty rings to hand from an extendable curtain rod! Cleans up & brightens up the place! Painting the inside a pretty color too! Other side will be the same for crafts!
I have planted a couple of raised garden beds with all kinds of veggies, strawberries & some new things I don't normally eat. It gives me exercise and will save me money in the long run. The beds are reusable for several years!! The extra fruit & veggies will be shared with my sons- I often pick them up some little things at the grocery store that they might not normally get. Now I'm growing them!
A friend & I go grocery shopping once a month at one of the wholesale stores for bulk purchases. Toilet paper, bags of fruit, bulk meats & veggies. We split the products & the cost. We split the cost of the membership too!! Most of these places give 2 cards for 1 membership price. We also discourage each other from spending frivously! Works out well & have fun too!!
You can save money not only on growing your own little garden but by sharing it too!! I found I had more seeds that I could use. So I swapped my peas & lavendars & some other veggie seeds with a friend! Now I have different veggies & flowers free! And didn't waste my extra!
I have a friend who works the night shift (I work evening). When she comes in we discuss how we're doing, our frustrations & successes. When I don't feel like doing our 1mile walking tape before I leave, she pushes me. I do the same for her! We get more done & feel better every day! We have a pact to alternate taking responsibility for motivating each other every shift change!! It's working great!!
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