I'm making some progress, even though it's in my mind/mindset, it's progress. I'm really recognizing that there isn't an easy fix to anything...that it's in the moment that I choose the long term results of such actions. From money to weight, it's in the little things that add up. While I'm frustrated that after 1 day of healthy eating there isn't any action on the scale...and when I crunch numbers there isn't any "new" or "magic" money that is there due to my decision to not spend...but after a few days, the scale may budge and the bank account stays (because I haven't spent)...I guess this goes along the lines of learning patience. And maybe this is a character issue that I have yet to learn, waiting-focus-patience.
I don't like waiting. at.all.
...yo fit in my size 8 jeans and to have debt paid off. It's depressing to think that it will be a long time for either to happen...this is where patience comes in, along with clear vision for self.
Oftentimes the "lose weight" and the "pay off debt" resolutions seem so depressing because it's not possible to do it in a 1-year period. Although, the lose weight part is something I can do in a year...and if I hunkered down, in 4-6 months. I just have to maintain focus...not allow frustration to set in...and take it one day at a time.
So with this mindset comes some good movement on the home-front. I have a pretty stocked freezer due to some awesome sales I found on beef/chicken a couple of weeks ago. But, before I use that, I'm making a point to use up other frozen items. I have two leftover beef soups that are in my crockpot and honestly, this is something I would have thrown out. As I type this, I can smell the soup and it smells DELISH and with a side salad will be a perfect meal tonight. My family won't even know it's leftovers, let alone frozen leftovers, and I'm happy that I see that one more evening that I can use my homemade frozen food, is one less day I have to spend $ on for the month..
I know this mindset is the norm for most, I guess I'm slow on the frugal uptake!