Posted on February 23, 2010 by losingweightafterbaby
I had to buy some things I don’t normally buy in order to do Atkins, like the essential (ha ha) indulge bars. You get 5 little bars from Walmart for $4.88.
Plus I bought turkey meatballs, eggs, protein powder, chicken and apple sausages (from Costco, yummo), and cheese. It costs money to lose weight whether you’re doing something like Atkins, South Beach, Jenny Craigs or Weight Watchers.
I think that’s why it works. When I know I’ve paid extra money for Atkins bars, I don’t want to blow my Atkins diet by eating my kid’s pretzels or sandwiches and undoing the progress I’ve made. That’s wasting money and my frugal self is not into that!
So I believe when you invest money into getting healthier, whether it’s a gym membership or healthy food, you will be more successful. We take stuff seriously when it costs us money.
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Posted on May 20, 2009 by losingweightafterbaby
I told you last week I’ve gained 15 pounds in 17 weeks in my pregnancy, so the last thing I need is a grande Caramel Frappucino from Starbucks. But believe me, there have been times when I’ve craved one! But my husband and I are trying to be disciplined in our spending with home sales slowing down (my husband is a real estate agent). Pinching pennies has actually been very helpful for my waistline. I have only gone to Starbuck’s once, and that was to split a frappucino with my husband and it was our friend’s treat!
So if you’re in a savings mode, take heart! A tighter budget will keep you from getting a daily Starbuck’s fix which is a good thing. You’ll also save lots of money by skipping fast food and eating at home. If you have to stop for fast food on occasion, skip the meal deals. Instead go for the healthiest option on the dollar menu and just get $1 worth of food (don’t buy three $1 burgers for yourself – ha!).
Your dollars will go further at the grocery store and your waistline will shrink as a result!
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