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  1. Taking a step forward.

    by , 12-30-2008 at 11:12 AM (Travelling on the frugal path to Freedom)
    I just printed a check ledger for dh account. I always have a rough balance in my head but at times I panic. (I have control of all accounts, we can't seem to operate with 2 of us having bank cards, this works for us). We get paid weekly, mortgage bi-weekly. This is only a year now, before we were paid bi-weekly the same week of mortgage. Now it's not, so there are moments I"m thinking it's mortgage due and we're 1/2 short. But it's never been true.

    So today I printed a check ledger ...
    Debt Reduction
  2. woo hoo! I need to buy lotto.

    by , 12-30-2008 at 03:45 AM
    Today has been one of those days that everything has gone right in the world and a lot of my prayers were answered. It actually started last night the DH and I watched a tivo soccer game with Fulham against Chelsea and Clint Dempsey one of my favorite American players scored 2 great goals for a fantastic tie. I am a big soccer and American football fan. I found myself smiling half the day, just thinking about the game#!. Traffic was real light-miracle number 2. and then I get to work and a few major ...
  3. 12/29/2008

    by , 12-29-2008 at 11:03 PM
    In my daily efforts to effect the transformation from hen to chick, I went on a four mile run/walk today (ran two miles, then walked back).

    I am still working on a mirror mantra.

    Had to run out to gas up the truck, so, yes, I changed out of my sweats and actually took my hair out of the ponytail and tried to make it look reasonably like something other than a rat's nest. Couldn't quite get myself to put on make-up, as I was just intending to get gas, but at least ...

    Updated 12-29-2008 at 11:08 PM by madhen

    Fat Hen to P.H.A.T. Chick
  4. December 29th

    by , 12-29-2008 at 08:52 PM
    Today was the baseline weigh-in. Drum roll please.....143.4....Eek! Okay, so I've got a good 25 pounds to lose. My weigh-in's will be on Monday's.

    Tonight we went to the Y and I worked out on the elliptical for 30 minutes. It was quite tiring. But, I'll see results soon...

    Dinner was a delectable meal of Chicken Helper, peas and biscuits. Ok, it was good and easy. There are leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

    Thats about it. Kind of a boring Monday ...
  5. 2009, here I come!

    by , 12-29-2008 at 04:00 PM
    I've set myself the following goals. I'm going to record progress primarily here, as requested by the mods AND because it's just too hard to keep track on the boards so much.

    I. Financial Goals:
    1) get caught up
    2) BEF
    3) start snowballing

    II. Physical and Mental Health Goals
    1) look for the positive
    2) find reasons to like myself
    3) exercise daily
    4) loose weight

    III. Living Goals
    1) 2 random ...