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  1. General Chat
    Thanks to Sara, this is what started this thread lol I am finding it very difficult to have the energy to workout after work, because I am too tired. I walk for an hour every evening with my dogs but that doesn't seem to be enough for me to lose the weight. My question to all of you: what...
  2. Question and Answer
    How do you stay motivated to scrimp and save? I have no debt and money sitting in the bank, lots of people around that don't get why I'm saving the money and tell me "well you say you want a new car, you have money in the bank just go buy one". Ive been hearing it so much lately that man do I...
  3. Health and beauty
    I am so amazed by those who can get out of bed on a chilly morning and get their exercise in early! I'm more likely to burrow in deeper under those snuggie warm blankets, or do a little knitting in front of the woodstove. Then by the end of the workday it's late and I'm tired and I'm getting...
  4. Home Environment
    Winter is coming and I can feel my hibernation instinct coming with it. Does anyone else have trouble getting things done when it's cold? I find that in the winter I need really to push myself to do mundane tasks like laundry or housework - i always want to curl up somewhere instead. I do...
  5. Meal planning
    I always have good intentions on planning out all of our meals (dinners) and preparing everything at home so that we don't blow our budget on restaurant food. Some weeks we end up eating out several times. How do you stay motivated to cook and eat your meals at home?
  6. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    My husband and I read Dave Ramsey's TMMO and we are motivated to get going on this. Problem: We are behind on payments :( Good thing: We make enough monthly to pay all of our bills including retirement and insurance and also have a little left over for savings and such. We've had some...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I would love to hear how you keep yourself motivated ? This is the hardest part of my makeover !!!! Thanks , BT
  8. Dave Ramsey
    Hello! I just finished reading TMMO and have Financial Peace and More Than Enough on my bedside table thanks to my library. I started a budget last month and found out we randomly spend around $600 a month inexplicably yet have $88,000 in debt NOT including cars and the house (I can only stomach...
  9. Home Environment
    Or times of the day when you get more done than others? For me, I seem to get a lot done on Wednesdays (not sure why). I get more done in the morning than at night. I suspect that's because I need to be up to get the kids off to school in the morning, and it's also when I have my 1 cup of...
  10. General Chat
    i've been lacking some serious motivation for a really (embarassingly) long time. i have so much i need to get done, and time is getting short for me to get things done. how do you get motivated to do things? most of what i have to do are chores or projects. nothing really outside the house...
  11. General Chat
    This is my only day off this week and I have so much I need to get done, but I am so not motivated to get out of my PJs and go do them. What do you do to get off your behind and start cleaning, run errands, etc. when you don't feel like it? Katy
  12. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    The months drone on in our attempt to be debt free including the mortgage. When we we're getting rid of all our other debt money was tighter and we stayed intense following DR's snowballing. Our motivation stayed renewed by watching those debts go away. We've now focused on the mortgage for over...
  13. Health and beauty
    We are starting WW when we get back from vacation and DH is so excited. He's started calculating points, researching meals and snacks...even plans on us joining a gym. Me...well...blah. And I know we need this, but I'm just not there yet. help...any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  14. Health and beauty
    Hi!  Just wondering if everyone is still motivated and working toward their goal of getting in shape.  I have lost 6 lbs.  I went to work out twice last week.  I walked 2 miles on track.  Did nautilus weights also.  I really love to walk!!  I am still watching what I eat.  I can tell my...
  15. General Chat
    A large Diet Dr. Pepper and a cup of coffee ought to make me get going on laundry, but here I sit. I must need to take a vitamin with that caffeine!
  16. Health and beauty
    I was doing so well this past week and now, I can't seem to get up in the morning to hit the treadmill. I have been keeping up with my ab work on Tues and Thursday mornings but man, that treadmill on M, W, and F's is just not happening. I didn't get on it this morning and I am going to try...
  17. Home Environment
    BOy I wish I could post pictures of what I got done inour basment today but I don't want to scare you with the befores - noone really lives like that do they - but I am kicking serious clutter butt!! I have one whole wall of shelves neatly organized in matching boxes with labels itemizing every...
  18. Goals and Dreams
    Does anyone else feel completely energized with the start of a new year? I always have tons of energy and feel filled with hope for the upcoming year. I love to set goals and the new year always feels like a great fresh start for me.
  19. Goals and Dreams
    Hello! How is everyone staying so motivated??? It is wonderful to see!!! What helps you stay motivated? Melina
  20. Health and beauty
    How I stay motivated about what I eat lately is I just say to myself . . . Just for today I will eat healthy. Just for today I will drink my water, eat my fruit and remember my veggies. If I thought about having to do this everyday it would seem like too much! But, I can handle today. I can...
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