A dehydrator can help avoid food spoilage, extending your food budget.
Leftovers can be dehydrated in a matter of hours and then stored for later use. They resemble the processed foods we buy for convenience but don't have the same additives and fillers. It only takes a moment to add water and reheat for a quick meal.
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Having some kind of activity monitor - a pedometer, a heart rate monitor, and currently, my Fitbit has really helped me to keep track of how much I move. Some days, I reach my goal without realizing it and other days I haven't moved as much as I thought. It is a great way to motivate yourself to get out and exercise.
An inexpensive pedometer will give you the feedback you need, if you don't want to invest in something expensive.
I've been stuck in the same weight range for so long, but I just kept trying the same workouts. I just started working with a personal trainer and already I feel a difference! Get someone who knows their stuff to help you make a change!
It's a little expensive, but I am willing to invest now to start a strong foundation for a healthy life!
Even if you don't have a 401K, pay yourself first. Take out 6% (or whatever you are comfortable with) and invest in a CD or something. Do it with every paycheck and then rollover that CD when it comes to term.
Talk to a banker or financial advisor before doing any investing.
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