My Battle Against Travel Eating and a Lack of Motivation

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

The only food available was at gas stations and drive-throughs. While we were actually at the event, the Kansas City Curling Club provided free food all weekend. But I also ate quite a few free bbq pulled pork sandwiches, which is not diet food.

I’m not passionate about cooking. I just like to eat.

The Frugal Girl

And homemade food is usually a surefire way to eat something good. `. Also motivating me: the fact that cooking at home is the cheapest way to enjoy good food. You can get good food at restaurants, of course. I think there’s a difference.

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Five Frugal Things | homeschool books, taco truck sauce, and more

The Frugal Girl

I’m not super motivated re-seller, but books don’t feel super overwhelming to list and sell. Mr. FG and I had gone to the taco truck for a date night (food trucks can make for a nice cheap date!), I sold Zoe’s school books.

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Parenting Pointers: Forget The ‘Dream’ Board; You Need The ‘Do’ Board

Motherhood Moments

The idea is for the board to be a source of inspiration and motivation. For companies, it’s a way for them to motivate their employees to pursue and achieve personal dreams and growth — and tying that in with professional growth and achievement. Food and Drug Administration. By Gary Collins, MS How many of you have laid out your dreams and desires on a vision board? A vision board, or dream board, is a collage of images, pictures and affirmations of one's dreams and desires.

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Go Green, Save Money, Live Healthy

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Most gyms have very affordable rates and motivational programs, helping you get healthy without needing to spend too much. By eating only fruits and veggies that are in season in the area in which you live, you will reduce your carbon footprint, and your food will always be fresh!

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Living Healthy Inside & Out

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Then text the list to a friend who will hold you accountable for your weight while motivating you to do a better job if you lack. This helps you stay motivated to take your supplements, go to the gym, and eat right.

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Denny’s Coupon | Free E Card & Quesadilla

For the Mommas

Head over to Facebook and send a free Cheesy Motivational eCard and you and your recipient will receive a Denny’s Coupon for a free cheese quesadilla. Facebook Free Food Free Stuff Freebies freebisDo you know someone who needs a smile?

Meet Amanda & Daniel. They Paid Off $68,000 in Debt in 8 Months.

Family Balance Sheet

We have led 7 sessions of Financial Peace University mostly to keep ourselves motivated. We ate at home a lot and watched our food budget carefully. We still allotted a lot of money for food, but we were careful not to go too far over budget.

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4 Great iPhone Apps For Losing Weight

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Keeping track of how much you eat and knowing what goes into the food you eat is very important. Let’s face it, we are human: we forget stuff, make mistakes and we lose interest and motivation very quickly. Stack up on their food and just have regular meals as you normally would.

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Day 3 of 31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending: Organize your Refrigerator/Freezer

Family Balance Sheet

Food is forgotten about and becomes a science experiment. Good food, too. So blare some fun music to get you motivated, because TODAY, we’re cleaning out the refrigerator and freezer. Sort all of the food by category. Discard out of date foods.

Giant Gas Deals Scenario 3/30/14 – FREE

For the Mommas

There are many scenarios that you can do, but we wanted to give you some motivation to get started! Giant Food Store Coupon Matchups & Deals Store Deals Amy headed out to Giant bright and early to do this week’s gas deals.

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Spark Activity Tracker $29.95 Amazon

For the Mommas

The Spark is an all-day activity tracker that motivates you to stay active throughout the day. Use your Spark with SparkPeople.com to track your activity, food, weight and more so you can reach your goals more quickly! Stay motivated with trophies and challenges with real prizes!

5 Health & Fitness eBooks for Just $7.40

Family Balance Sheet

With 5 unique guides to health and fitness, you''ll discover recipes, exercise tips and motivation to make real, lasting changes in your life. Each week includes a food challenge to help you make realistic dietary changes as well as a custom exercise plan from RealFitMoms.com.

Meet Tracy, a Single Mom Who Paid Off $41,587 | Debt Free Stories

Family Balance Sheet

I just moved to the more rural area to enjoy time gardening and cooking with real foods. Meal plan based on dietary needs and whatever your hot buttons are for foods. (I Find ways to motivate yourself and hold yourself accountable. Welcome to Debt Free Stories.

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Find out how Jessica paid off $56,000 of student loans, credit cards, and a car loan.

Family Balance Sheet

It took me five years to pay off my debt but two of those years I had a job loss, I was taking care of my grandparents and I had lost my motivation and drive to pay off the debt. Today’s Debt Free Story is from Jessica.

Get Paid to Work Out in 6 Ways for 2017

Coupons Do Work

Now that should motivate anyone? There are three different pacts you can make: veggie, gym or food logging pact. I had to do something and I needed to be motivated. Me; owner of couponsdowork, at my best weight when I went to Lesotho, South Africa for a charity event in 2015.

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How to Break the Cycle of Unhealthy Habits

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Every time I have to walk into one because it’s my only option for a food and a bathroom break for the next hundred miles, I suck it up and begin the search- an apple, maybe a salad (but hold the creamy dressing), and a mini bag of pretzels. I hate rest stops.

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My Story of Losing 100 Pounds and Keeping It Off For More Than 3 Years: Part 2

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

When I last left off in part one of my 100+ pound weight loss story, I was explaining that what finally motivated me to lose the weight was a passage I read in an employment book. No Food Is Off Limits. No food is off limits for me. This post was written by Chris. Part II.

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FREE Marzetti Croutons + $0.50 Moneymaker at Giant! {Reg $1.99}

For the Mommas

The only motivation I have when I am on a diet is to look forward to my croutons in the salad. Giant Food Store Coupon Matchups & DealsFREE Marzetti Croutons + $0.50 Moneymaker at Giant! Reg $1.99}. Marzetti Ranch Croutons are on sale at Giant at almost 50% Off. We have a coupon insert and an ibotta rebate to stack on this deal that makes it a moneymaker! So guess who will be stocking up?! Buy (1) Marzetti Croutons 5 oz $1.00

A Better Way to Achieve Your Goals This Year

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Are you still motivated, or have you given up already? For the last two years, I’ve seen my friend exercise diligently during those six weeks and monitor her food intake carefully. Rather than eating sugary sweets, she’ll eat naturally sweet foods like grapes, oranges, etc.

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Grocery Budget Challenge | January Meeting

Family Balance Sheet

We don’t want to make our families miserable with bland meals, boring snacks, and not enough food in the house. Part of my motivation was that I’m hosting this challenge.

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Be Selfish – GIVE!

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Motivational finance books, such as The One Minute Millionaire or Think and Grow Rich stress the importance of giving. Admittance to the group used to insure an individual of shelter, food and protection against other groups and animals.

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My Weight Loss Journey So Far

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I had kept my love of junk food but was no longer active at all. I was a cubicle worker during the day, a blogger at night, and a food vacuum all day long. I will not lie, some of my motivation has been pure vanity, but the biggest benefit has been that I just feel better.

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Friday Links – Vacation Edition

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Getting Motivated to Save. Trimming Your Food Budget Trims Your Waistline. Happy Friday Everyone. I hope you have all had a great week. I ended up getting sick which slowed me down a bit but I seem to be better now which is good because the busy schedule has continued.

Meet Krista & Jon Who Paid Off $36,000 | Debt Free Stories

Family Balance Sheet

’ Apart from our careers we’re very into cultural experience, LOVE big city life with all the culture and delicious food it provides and our greatest lament in moving to Western NY is that there won’t be the variety that our beloved Portland offers us.

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Free Kindle eBooks: Spiralizer Cookbook, Easy Lotion Recipes and More

For the Mommas

This book is a collection of checklists and templates that give recommendations for all aspects of holiday planning – food, decorations, gifts, and even tips on learning more about the history and true meaning of the holiday. The Motivation Switch by AJ Winters.

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8 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you add the bounty of food that magically appears on our tables with cold and wet weather, you can find yourself packing on the pounds and picking up bad habits. Ask your family members if anyone is interested in walking off some of that food after dinner.

How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Life

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

It’s easy to mindlessly snack on junk food all day. The result has been that I eat less processed foods, and I eat healthier. Mindfulness is something that has tripped me up in the past.

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UP 24 by Jawbone Bluetooth Enabled $69.99 {Lowest Price}

For the Mommas

Features: Provides the motivation you need on your wrist to move more, sleep better, and improve your fitness. Track your food, drink, calories, nutrients and use the UP® App Food Score to quickly know if you are eating right. Here is yet another Fitbit Deal that is worth your buck and a great holiday gift! UP 24 by Jawbone – Bluetooth Enabled (Red) is available for only $69.99 (reg $129.99) with Free Shipping in Medium and Large Size.

How Angela & Jeff paid off $58,000 of Debt in 2 Years

Family Balance Sheet

Shop with a list, and not just for food. The other thing we did to keep us motivated and stop us from feeling paralyzed by the amount we were facing was to keep a visual chart. Meet Angela. I watched her and her husband’s debt free scream on The Dave Ramsey Show.

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Saving Money by Taking Your Own Lunches to Work

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

By making your own lunch, you can cut this figure quite considerably, especially if you recycle leftovers from the night before so that you’re cutting down on food wastage. Staying Motivated. No matter how much you like certain foods, you don’t want to be eating them all the time.

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6 Ways Regular Exercise Can Improve Your Life

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Whether it’s the impulse to eat junk food, or the impulse to buy something you don’t really need or want, a better sleep schedule can help you avoid the pitfalls of poor decision-making. We all know that exercise is good for us. It’s part of a healthy lifestyle.

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Find out how Charissa and Her Husband Paid Off $7665 of Debt and Cash Flowed College

Family Balance Sheet

Have pictures of your Why around in your daily life to help keep you motivated. However, I did increase my food budget slightly at first, and more later, as wholesome, nutritious food is important to me. Today’s Debt Free Story is from Charissa.

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UP 24 by Jawbone – Bluetooth Enabled $69.99 Shipped {Lowest Price Back Again}

For the Mommas

Features: Provides the motivation you need on your wrist to move more, sleep better, and improve your fitness. Track your food, drink, calories, nutrients and use the UP® App Food Score to quickly know if you are eating right. This Hot Jawbone deal is back again on Amazon! The UP 24 by Jawbone – Bluetooth Enabled (Red) Fitness Band is available for only $69.99 (reg $129.99) with Free Shipping in Medium and Large Size.

The Prairie Eco-Thrifter Giveaway Extravaganza: 2nd Anniversary with an iPad 3 and over $200 Cash To Be Won Plus a Bonus Prize

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

There are times when I have lost my motivation and wanted to just quit. I am still in shock. I cannot believe I started this blog just over two years ago.

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Meet Carrie. She Paid Off $14,000 in Debt in 14 Months.

Family Balance Sheet

Many of their ideas were inspiring and their stories continued to motivate me through the entire process. I did the regular budget audit and cut things out like entertainment, fast food, and going out with friends. Today’s Debt Free Story is from Carrie.

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10 Smart Ways to Become Debt Free

Family Balance Sheet

Everyone had unique motivation for working towards debt freedom: Jackie and her husband were sick of the stress that goes along with money issues. The interviewees also found that cutting their food spending freed up quite a bit of money to apply towards debt.

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I Took a Week Off…and Loved It

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Food at the Financial Blogger Conference. I am now buckling down once again and hope my next update post to you has a more motivational weight loss tone. I know that my last post was all about how I started losing weight again, but I did end up taking a week off.

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Improve Your Diet and Physical Fitness Level One Month at a Time

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Then, 18 months ago I gave up some other foods I was intolerant to like gluten. Another important component of shaping is to reward yourself in a non-food way when you achieve each month’s goals. I was overweight since I was a teenager.

How this Couple Eliminated $180,000 of Debt in 12 Months!

Family Balance Sheet

We also listed to The Dave Ramsey Show every day for daily motivation while we worked the baby steps. We tried our best to stretch the food budget. Meet Kristy, aka, The Former Mrs. Jones. I first heard her story on the Dave Ramsey show.

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6 Tips for Setting Better Goals

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you want to free up more time for volunteer work, picture yourself serving at the food kitchen, or picture the end results of a charity auction that you helped plan. Think about what success will look like, and you will have more motivation to stick with your goals, and make them happen.

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Rethink Your Christmas Spending | 31 Days to Find $1000 | Christmas Savings Club

Family Balance Sheet

The goal for this monthly accountability meeting is to give updates on our progress, motivate one another, and help all of us save for a cash Christmas. Two months until Christmas!

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Christmas Savings Club | February Meeting

Family Balance Sheet

The goal for this monthly accountability meeting is to give updates on our progress, motivate one another and help all of us save for a cash Christmas. The good news is that my husband is trying to improve his nutrition and health and in the month of February started a whole foods cleanse.