I get very discouraged easily when the scale stagnates. One day I decided to figure out how many lbs. per year it took to gain all this weight. Interesting. I've lost 7 times the yearly amount of gain this year. Not where I had hoped to be, but it sure looks much better now. Motivation!
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Use what you'd never thought you'd need after high school.
Remember sitting in Math class and wondering why you needed to know Math after high school? Especially calculus and advanced algebra? I'll tell you why you need it...
Make a budget.
Use a spreadsheet program to help you. I've made one that has tabs for each paycheck's income, expenses, savings, IRA, etc. I'm saving for this, i'm saving for that. It's good to see in black in white what's going where and it helps make sure all of the bills are paid on time (credit score)
Google "Motivational Quotes" or open a book of poetry and find one about Spring or Life! I turn to Buddhist writings and find something about breaking through obstacles like Faith has to be strengthened daily: A sword in the hands of a coward is useless!--Nichiren (12th C. Buddhist reformer) 414
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