Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saving for an emergency fund ....


will take some willpower. How will I start saving for an emergency fund with Christmas and school tuition looming?

One dollar at a time.

It's amazing that my weight loss plan is finally working...but at only one pound at a time. When I first started, and didn't see 5 lbs come off in the first week, I was discouraged. But as the weeks progressed, and now I'm down 12 lbs, I am feeling successful. It still is only coming off 1 pound at a time, but after some time, it is adding up.
And so our emergency account will add up, one dollar at a time. (As long as I don't "borrow" from it, anyway.) But it will take time, and time hopefully is still on our side....
It's amazing the correlation between weight loss and spending...both are emotional for me...if I can win the battle with one, I believe the other will follow.
I'm not on a timeframe with weight loss, but the sooner I lose it, the better I will feel. The sooner I get an emergency savings together, the more secure I will feel.
So, I will set up sidebars and hopefully I can see results sooner, rather than later...
Keep me honest everyone! It really does help!

4 comments:

jpkittie said...

Good for you! Slow & Steady --- but sometimes it is hard when a lot of the time it is all about survival... I am proud of you! Simply amazing...

My weightloss goal is just not to gain at this point... I want to lose about 10, but I am a stress eater :(

Canadian Saver said...

Congratulations on the weight loss, Sharon!!

And I love your attitude! You can't save $50,000 overnight, but you can do it one dollar (or ten or a hundred) at a time!

Good luck :-)

Giraffe Spender said...

Sharon,

You're such a blessing! Congrats on your success! And on your awesome attitude!

Blessings,
Tif

paradigmshifted said...

good luck! the correlation is definitely there! good job on the halfway point for the weight loss, and good luck for the Efund!