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  1. More on the $200 grocery budget & A very busy day...

    by , 01-07-2009 at 01:41 PM
    Some background info about me...

    I am a homeschooling mom of 3 (17,14,11). Eldest is a high performance athlete and 14 year old is a wannabe (he is getting there).
    They eat like horses. On tough training days they consume easily 6000 calories!

    Last September I was spending $900 a month on Groceries and our debts were slowly increasing rather than decreasing and I panicked. I began to work on getting our debt under control but I didn't have alot of leeway in ...
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  2. January 6th

    by , 01-07-2009 at 01:17 PM
    Today was the longest day...EVER!

    It was our first payroll run with the new companies, so I was at work until 9:30pm, I was at work since 8:00am and I didn't leave for lunch. Thankfully, the company paid for lunch (Hog Wild Pit BBQ) and dinner (Chipotle). So at least I got something out of the deal. I missed the hockey game and I missed working out.

    Debts Update
    The monthly payment was posted to Dh's car loan and after $264.74 was put to principal, the balance ...
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  3. A non-scale success!!!

    by , 01-07-2009 at 10:39 AM (Travelling on the frugal path to Freedom)
    Ok, yes I have been weighing myself. I do every morning, dumb I know..lol. But whatever.

    HOWEVER, today I put on a pair of cotton pants that I hadn't been wearing as they had shrunk, and were too tight! Today, they fit! Even a little room in the thigh! That i find amazing, as I only committed to weight loss a couple weeks ago. I only started weightwatchers on Saturday. I wonder if I was retaining water? Regardless I feel great about it!

    I'm still on the hunt for more recipes. ...
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  4. The $200 a month food budget!

    by , 01-07-2009 at 01:58 AM
    I have decided to post everything here for two reasons-
    1) I constantly lose my postings in the forums and
    2) The forums are really taking a long time to load...

    So with my limited amount of time I decided to be efficient and keep "tabs" on my journey here.

    Well after my first week, I still have $6 left in my grocery budget!
    So tomorrow I can add another $50 so I will have $56 and if I can get my $3 back from save-on I will have $59! ...
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  5. 01/06/2009 - P.H.A.T. Chick Journal

    by , 01-06-2009 at 11:48 PM
    Got off to a fantastic start today! Before leaving for work, I walked 20 minutes on the treadmill, drank my eight glasses of water, and worked out with the free weights.

    I dressed very business casual and took a bit of time to do my make-up and hair. Kind of ruined the look with my "Phillip Morris" jacket (gift from my mother's friend, who earned it by smoking enough Marlboro's to kill a horse), but it is cold outside and my PM jacket is very warm. I've been using it ...

    Updated 01-07-2009 at 12:14 AM by madhen

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    Fat Hen to P.H.A.T. Chick