Motivation for me is a Reality Check. I took an honest look in the mirror & made changes 1 item at a time, drink more water, walk around the block, up my veggies, lower my carbs. I hung a pair of skinny jeans on the wall & I reward myself every 10 lbs dropped w/non food items. Remember to Love you
My doctor suggested buying organic whenever possible due to all the hormones injected in our foods to promote rapid growth that does affect our bodies.
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Everyday, I save at least 200 calories in my "food bank" for a (preferably salty) snack in the evening! This way, when I crave a snack after supper (salty or sweet) I don' t go over my set calorie goal for the day.
I also give myself a "reality check" to make sure I'm actually hungry, instead of bored!
I set up 3 accounts on Quicken. One for savings & investments. One for mortgage, credit cards, loans, etc. And one for checking accounts I use to pay bills, etc. It is motivating to see the Debt decrease and the Savings grow every month. It is also a reality check to track how much you owe or save.
Keep a record of the total in the Savings and the Debt accounts each month, maybe in a ledger. Otherwise, to track progress, make an entry called ZZZ so it is at the bottom of each list. At the end of the month, enter your total, then make another entry to zero it out.
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