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At some point I will go back and wrap up my last challenge, but wanted to at least get a placeholder in before week zero was totally gone...

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This week 0 starts with me starting a new job, having some areas of life running smoothly as far as nutrition and learning to live in this RV...I debated even doing a challenge this time because I am so tired of starting over every 4 weeks...so I decided since there were only 3 challenges left this year, and they encompass my birthday, thanksgiving, christmas, etc...I'm just going to take the rest of the year to get everything in place to knock 2017 out of the park! (I work for a minor league baseball team, you can expect more bad puns like this...)

 

Immediate goal is to pay off/down debt...when my wife was 'restructured' this year it was a huge challenge to find the money to move and keep up with the bills, we both have student loans that are affecting our debt/credit ratio that we need to address, I would also like to pay off the vehicles early since having two car payments is a struggle right now. Once I have a better idea what I'll be bringing home on a regular basis this should be a simple matter of budgeting...

 

(I)nvigorate - my movement and strength training goal, aiming for 5 days a week

(V)ariety - social goal, aiming for getting out and doing something 'fun' once a week

(Y)in and Yang - balance goal, work on getting enough sleep, work, fun, etc...without letting myself feel overwhelmed

 

I don't do nutrition goals anymore because honestly, I don't need to...I plan menus and my shopping list for the week and stick to it, with my current cash flow situation I've had no choice...I know how crappy it makes me feel when I cheat and it's not worth it...

I enjoy power walking, kettlebells, and yoga...I don't like stressing over getting a certain number of these in a week so as long as there is something done five days a week I'm okay with that...I'm just trying not to gain right now, I'll work on losing in the future, it's not a focus right now...I'm trying to stay sane

Time to get ready for work! :D I'll catch up with everyone later!

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30 minutes ago, RES said:

At some point I will go back and wrap up my last challenge, but wanted to at least get a placeholder in before week zero was totally gone...

 

31 minutes ago, RES said:

I debated even doing a challenge this time because I am so tired of starting over every 4 weeks...

 

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12 hours ago, Xena said:

Like the IVY goals. Clean and clear. Debt sucks, and you sound like you're being really responsible about getting out from under it.

 

I know pretty much nothing about this, but have you done the math as to which bill makes the most sense to pay off first?

I'm an accountant (hence the massive student loan debt LOL) so it's the car, the truck, her student loans, my student loans...in that order...yes I'm working smallest to largest simply for instant gratification sake so I don't get discouraged...

 

11 hours ago, DarK_RaideR said:

 

 

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10 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

I'll be following along.

and I will be reciprocating as soon as I get a moment to find everyone :D I always enjoy seeing you in my thread!

1 hour ago, Mistr said:

Following!

 

I agree that your goals are longer than four weeks. Evaluating progress monthly seems like a better way to look at it. I am looking forward to seeing your new life unfold with the new job and living situation.

Thank you...I'm looking forward to that aspect as well :D 

 

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1 hour ago, RES said:

I'm an accountant (hence the massive student loan debt LOL) so it's the car, the truck, her student loans, my student loans...in that order...yes I'm working smallest to largest simply for instant gratification sake so I don't get discouraged...

 

Sounds like you are all set on math then :-)

 

I think it's great when bill paying becomes instant gratification. I know they tell you to make savings as automated as possible. I understand the point, but I like having the virtuous feeling of paying a bill or saving some money.

 

I guess the awesome thing is that the bill paying will get easier as it goes. Pay off one and then you can make faster progress on the others :-)

 

I've decided I'm going to have a party when I've officially paid off half the purchase price of my condo. The party will be strictly limited to the square footage that I officially own, with some kind of marking tape showing the boundary :-)

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Hey everyone I'm still alive! Haven't had a whole lot of anything like free time  since reentering the working world, even had to work Saturday....Armada game tonight so have to stay late and count money...good thing is I'm so busy while at work the time flies by!

I promise to catch up and have a real update soon!

 

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Well, got a break, my work closed today and tomorrow....

Thanks Matthew...

 

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Oh wait, I quit smoking over 3 years ago....

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Did I mention he showed up yesterday?

 

Yea, so, I'll be back....gotta run to the store and gas station today

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Sorry all, been a crazy week here!

We did not attempt to weather the storm in the RV, went to a friends house with the fur children...everyone is fine, the RV is fine, I did make a facebook live vid if anyone wants to see it you can send a friend request (I can always use more rebels in my feed...) but we were far enough inland that its only a lot of wind and rain at the tail end of the storm...

I have to say I am so thankful, we were very lucky in spite of the widespread damage that there was not more loss of life....

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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39 minutes ago, RES said:

Sorry all, been a crazy week here!

We did not attempt to weather the storm in the RV, went to a friends house with the fur children...everyone is fine, the RV is fine, I did make a facebook live vid if anyone wants to see it you can send a friend request (I can always use more rebels in my feed...) but we were far enough inland that its only a lot of wind and rain at the tail end of the storm...

I have to say I am so thankful, we were very lucky in spite of the widespread damage that there was not more loss of life....

Need vid of storm, need link to fb for that...

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