By Lisa Spodak (ResultsNotTypical@worldnow.com)
Provided by WorldNow
Week 55 Weigh In:
Change this week: +.5 lbs
Change overall: -76 lbs
I was neither surprised nor overly disappointed by my gain this week - it happens! And I'm still below my 75-pound milestone, so I'm happy. Onward!
One of the things I'm grappling with is how to lose weight on a budget.
For a while now, I haven't been paying too much attention to how much this lifestyle change is costing me. I don't mean to be (too) melodramatic, but losing weight is the most important thing in my life right now and as a result I've largely ignored the mounting bills and waning bank account by rationalizing that you can't put a cost on being healthy.
But, as I continue into the second year and am happily incorporating lots of permanent changes, I know that I've got to look at some ways to make this lifestyle more cost effective.
Here are a handful of tips to get you started (if you've got some good ones, please email me at email@example.com):
At the grocery store:
Eating out (just a special note here, keep in mind that as you're saving yourself money, you don't want to penalize a helpful waiter - consider tipping above a standard percentage of your bill to make up for your cost-cutting):
You don't have to cut out everything that costs you money! At this point, I'm not ready to give up my Weight Watchers online membership or my personal trainer. But, making good choices where it doesn't matter as much will enable you to spend the money where you really want to.
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