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I was living in total terror of anything financial. By the end of June 2009 I had generated thousands of dollars in overdraft fees and lost thousands of dollars in expired unfiled medical insurance claims. And I had accumulated $40,000 in debt.
In desperation I joined Debtors Anonymous in July '09. Since then I have neither incurred any overdraft fees nor have I missed any insurance claims. Working DA's 12-Step program I have learned how to live within my means one day-at-a-time.
If you have questions or are looking for more information about DA you can feel free to head over to our DA SparkTeam at http://teams.sparkpeople.com/debtorsanonymous
It doesn't matter what the day is - it's the committment in your heart when you decide it's time for a change. Taking that first step into something new is always difficult but just one step at a time brings you closer to your goal.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. (Lao-tzu)
Watching the situation in Japan, and trying to contact our friends there, without success so far, certainly puts my weight loss efforts in perspective. Yes, it's very important to look after my health and teach my family as much as I can about healthy eating and regular exercise, but when thousands of people are dying and hundreds of thousands are homeless, it seems less important than it did last week. Please, everyone, pray for the people of Japan, and donate to the Red Cross if you can.
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