My finances are still out of whack and getting uglier. I don't know why and I can't figure out how (yes, I've tried writing down every penny) but I'm not giving up. I am, however, giving my accounts over to The Fella. Now wait just a minute before the bells and whistles start going off. No, I'm not Regina Bell. I am not putting total trust of my accounts in his hands to do as he wishes all willy nilly. I am asking him to help me avoid overspending, to save money, and get me back on financial track. I've given it a try, a retry, and a third attempt but I keep ending up in a deeper hole. This sucks! So as a way to dig out and stay out, he will take my bankcard and dole out gas and grocery money.
Yeah, I could just leave my bankcard at home, but that's temptation. I could just say "you don't need that" but I will talk myself into it. I've done it more times than I would like to count. I need to be able to help out him and/or my family and not running to them to bail me out. So enter, stage right, my financial knight in shinning green armor - The Fella.
As for my health, I've had an "Aha!" moment this weekend. I stay on an eating plan during the week because I plan my meals (at least this is the 2nd week) and I pack my lunch bag with breakfast, lunch and snacks (been doing that for a while now). I need to do this on the weekend as well. Left to my own devices, I've eaten poorly 2 weekends in a row. 2 cheat meals (Jackie Warner's suggestion) turn into 2 full day of cheating which completely negates the good eating and strong workouts during the week. Enter stage left, Tosca Reno's suggestion of packing a lunch bag EVERY DAY with clean eats. That means Monday through Sunday - no cheating. Well, maybe 1 freebie meal - but in moderation.
When things aren't working, how often do you reassess your plans? Do you ask others for help or keeping trying solo?