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Lots of progress

March 17th, 2013 at 09:05 am

My stretch target for the line of credit debt was to have the balance at $7,200 by the end of the quarter. Looks like I might make it to under $7,000 which would be just beyond amazing. Because there is no room for raises this year I have been told I can work extra hours for pay. This works for me and might mean I can pay of the line of credit in full by the end of September rather than by November 30th this year.

In other news I've saved $242 by quiting smoking and have added a new category to track my non smoking success. It's called NOPE meaning not one puff ever. I loveeeee smoking and know that one cigarette will start it all over again. So not one puff ever. I have gained 10 pounds since I quit. I didn't realize that smoking affected metabolism. Of course it has nothing to do with all the salty, fatty crap that I'm eating when I'm craving.

Just returned from a weeks vacation. The house is chaos. Off to try to get it all together somehow before going back to work tomorrow.

8 Responses to “Lots of progress”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    Congrats on the debt and the smoking. Both are big accomplishments!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, congrats on achieving two great goals! Keep up the great work.

  3. snafu Says:

    Good on you for sticking with your plan to quit smoking mid January. I hope you're feeling more comfortable with getting nicotine out of your system. I've really appreciated colleagues who quit smoking as their clothes no longer reek and I believe their health is improving. Phenomenal progress bring down the total on your line of credit. Surely the sums no longer spent on smoke are helping bring down the balance on your line of credit.

    I find when the weather is poor my weight creeps up. The least expensive coping device I've enjoyed is just going for a walk after lunch and again shortly after dinner. It a terrific time for planning upcoming tasks and reviewing possible solutions to difficult problems I'm trying to solve for work related issues. Just a thought...Would it work for you?

  4. Banker Gurl Says:

    That is FABULOUS that you quit smoking! Pulling for you!!!

  5. JulieAlbright Says:

    Great Job on the quitting smoking. That will be such a financial and a health boon.

  6. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Thanks for your support. I find that every time I do something that I haven't done in 3 or 4 months that the desire to smoke is very strong. So going on vacation or getting off a plane has me panting for a smoke. I actually walked through the airport pretending I was smoking a cigarette. It made me do some deep inhalations and that seemed to work even though I looked like a complete loser.

    Snafu, I'm trying to walk for at least 20 minutes per day. I'd like to do 60 minutes per day as I agree with you fully about the benefits.

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Fabulous job on the no smoking! Pat yourself on the back! Good going on meeting your goals.

  8. Jerry Says:

    Those cravings will likely subside with time, but it does lead to a lot of willpower to stay on track in these early stages! Congratulations on your success, and I hope that you have a good support system around you to offer insurance of continued success. Nice going!
    Jerry

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