Really need to turn it around

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Mon, 11-30-2009 - 1:07pm

Well I've been away from this board for several months and it shows.

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Mon, 11-30-2009 - 4:03pm

Well, it's good you're back!

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Mon, 11-30-2009 - 5:14pm

I hear you! I have been totally unmotivated for months now...and it is starting to show! Add that to the fact that my dd has been having some health issues since the summer so we've had meds and co-pays to deal with, we had a new roof, trim and gutters put on our house and detached garage (to the tune of $15K), had a plumbing emergency that set us back $1K, had repairs done to my truck which cost another $1k (and I really need a new car!!!), vacation costs, we bought our dd a Macbook Pro, we bought my ds a new amplifier for his guitar, we bough a new "point & shoot"camera because our older one crapped out, dh bought me an iPod Touch for my birthday, dinners out, back to school shopping, no budgeting anything...I'm pretty much in the same boat!!


As with you, we had the money to cover it all and did not rack up any debt at in the process...but now that money that we spent on the roof, car and plumbing repairs is NOT in savings anymore. My dd is a junior in HS this year, so college costs are a very near reality for us! I think I just gave up for a while because I had my hands full dealing with dd's issues and they took a real toll on me emotionally, and I lost all focus.



 

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Mon, 11-30-2009 - 7:28pm

Hey Laura, we are here to support you! I think all of us have fallen off the frugal wagon and lost track of our goals at one time or another. Congrats on the weight loss, I think that is great! And I'm sure you have improved your health too, so don't beat yourself up over the new clothes. The rest of the money is spent, and you have some happy memories of vacation and concerts.

Start over and make a goal not to take money out of the EF this month. Baby steps ok.

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Kathy

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Tue, 12-01-2009 - 7:38pm

Very good advice kathy_s14255


Don't look back...... just keep looking forward and make a list of your goals.

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Wed, 12-02-2009 - 9:26am

i'm glad you are back... i think we all get off track at times... so just put on your big girl pants and get back on the horse....


congrats on the weight lose :)

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Thu, 12-03-2009 - 8:40am

Thanks for welcoming me back :-)

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Thu, 12-03-2009 - 3:59pm

I think this is one of those times when you shouldn't beat yourself up for what's already happened...but just start fresh and decide where to go from here...new goals, fresh slate

Sherry


happily married since 2003...a blended family with 4 kids, 2 beautiful granddaughters

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Sat, 12-05-2009 - 9:42pm

Think of it as having a piece of chocolate cake when you're on a diet; it's a no-no but you can't undo it, just have to get back on the wagon.


You're being very honest and that's the crucial starting point.