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7 of spades, putting it all together

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Guess, I've been putting my foundation in to place for this lifestyle thing from Sparks, and time to get rolling on putting the house up! And see these life style changes in place, and if I can get thinner and be one of the 5% who keep it off.

Dave Ramsey has a radio show about budget control, and his advice to people is eating beans and rice.

Your $30.00 a month is the same as $1.00 a day. So I would start with a bag of rice, uncooked and a bag of beans, dried. And measure out how many days portions would be in that bag. Then I would add a carton of eggs, and figure out how far that would go. Then I would add a bag of apples

That is how I would start! Then I would add a bag of potatoes, cause they go far. Then I would get to Aldi's and buy cans of vegetables.


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Big challenge, two jobs this week. Scared and wondering how I'll get exercise done, and if I'll resort to bad foods?

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Working two jobs for a while. Taking my food with me, Day 1, packed good, hope this is the beginning of a trend! Tried jumping jacks in the bathroom and it was a chore. Maybe it will get easier.


I got a temporary job, 35 hours a week daytime, so I arranged my hours at the othr place for the evenings. That means I'm up at the same time, and got to be on the clock at 8:30 with breaks and lunch break and then clock out when they say. It's something else. Tonight was the first time that I didn't work the evening hours and I crashed at the computer, and I almost started to cry. So, I got some library books which are overdue of course, and I walked a mile to the library and back. I'm from Northwest Ohio where the Black Swamp was and it was the last place in Ohio to be settled. The skys are often gray there and we had animals in the winter that had to be fed. It was in the days before pole lights and we would walk to the barn simetimes in the darkness and the cold, for sometimes the weather got down to below zero, but our animals needed to be tended to.

There is something very refreshing about going outside in the cold, rain, snow (never refreshing to go out in the ice, for sure). It has always revived my spirit. And sometimes when I get homesick, it is for the clear skies, and the quiet of the country side. Anyway, tired, ready to cry, frustrated at the world, and wondering how I was going to make it with these two jobs even though they blend.......the walk did me well.

Well, clean floors, again, great, it had gotten ahead of me!

Water in the water bottle. walked to work. 44 oz gone in no time

My reply to having $30.00 to spend for a month on eating.
Egg salad sandwich

My own egg boiled.
I use the mayonaise, mustard, pickle relish from the deli in those little packets. One each per egg.


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If I could get my stuff around for tomorrow, tonight, I could hit the swimming pool for tomorrow, I've got some things cooking already for my lunch.

Look, I've been taking my food for the day in a giant bag,......a bag lady of sorts, I guess......but it is working.

Cleaning the kitchen, well, getting the dishes done isn't happening, but I am starting to put water in the dishes that I do dirty, so when I do need to clean them it's going a whole lot faster.
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  • HEALTHY4ME
    Hugs to you while you get through all these changes and way to go on bringing your lunches with you.
    Hope all gets sorted out and you get time for your swimming.
    Cindy
    4679 days ago
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