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If you are like me, when the numbers on the scale don't go down, you get discouraged. I have decided instead of weekly weigh-ins, monthly ones will be better. A month of hard work will always show a decrease in numbers on the scale as opposed to weighing in daily or weekly. Then you are excited and motivated to keep pushing on!!
I have learned that taking my measurements is just as important if not more important than what the scale says. Losing inches is far more motivating than the pounds on the scale because when you lose inches, you lose fat, and drop clothing sizes! Also take weekly progress pictures, you'll be happy to SEE the fat (and inches) melt away even when the scale is stuck or up! 9
Put only your budgeted amount of CASH money for things such as eating out or seeing movies in an envelope. Make an envelop for each category such as groceries, gas, etc. When the cash is gone, you are done. Paying with cash shifts our emotions and makes it harder to over spend.
envelop idea from Dave Ramsey Financial peace University
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