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My Journey on the Frugal Side of life

This is a personal challenge to put into action what I have learned about being frugal and to live a more purposeful life.
I have always loved to journal, this is a place I can put down my thoughts and keep myself working toward my goals and more in control of my spending. Maybe others will be inspired in some way as well.

  1. Reclaiming my Mind, Body, Spiritual Wellness

    by , 07-31-2016 at 07:11 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    I need to make healthier living a priority and choose to be a healthier me. Here is a list of what I know needs to happen.
    - Choose wisely what I am going to eat. Make choices that are going to nourish me and help recharge my energy levels. Need to eat more real food and avoid processed foods.
    -Do some simple stretching exercises before work and focus on my posture and good body mechanics.
    - Give my body rest periods every couple hours at work in which I step outside if possible, ...
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  2. My next personal challenges...

    by , 10-13-2015 at 08:58 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    I have 2 financial goals to motivate me to more frugal living. First, we want to save for some of daughters wedding expenses The wedding is planned for summer of 2017 so I have time to start saving now. Second I want to pay off extra on our home equity loan to become debt free ASAP. Once the loan is paid off I can work less hours and hopefully retire early, which is another motivator! I have many areas that I waste money and have fallen back into bad habits. I want to get excited about living ...
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  3. 2015 A fresh start- take one day at a time

    by , 12-31-2014 at 09:11 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Here's to a happier and healthier new year for anyone reading this post. Let's try to be kinder to ourselves and others this year.
    Most of us have set goals for 2015. We will start out highly motivated in obtaining these goals and our motivation will at some point dwindle and we may feel like quitting. Don't be too hard on yourself when this happens, take a break if needed. Start over when you're ready, as many times as you need. Don't stress over it, take one day at a time and forgive yourself ...
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  4. Getting my Frugalness back - I lost it again

    by , 09-08-2014 at 10:12 AM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    I have no good excuses for my unnecessary spending this summer. DH and I seem to rationalize our poor spending choices with overtime pay I earn or extra respite hours with homecare clients we pick up. I have nothing tangible to show for the unnecessary spending and we could have put that extra money towards the emergency fund and debt repayment. Most of the wasted spending has been during our summer travels. Eating out, junk food and soda, gasoline, entertainment costs. Don't get me wrong, I've ...
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  5. GIT R DONE list

    by , 03-20-2014 at 10:37 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Maui inspired me
    3-21-14
    Deep clean bathroom
    Shampoo the bichon
    watch required online education course
    remove rotten pumpkin from yard
    make appointment for cholesterol check
    EXTRAS: for the week. one a day if I work , more if I have off.
    Sweep the garage
    purge my clothes for donation
    Respite clients bed linen changed
    mudroom cleaned/winter wear stored away
    kitchen laminate cleaned
    vacuum
    open up/clean ...
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