Challenging Them to Lose Weight

I am a pretty competitive person in most anything. I love playing cards, board games, pickup games outside, and so much more. My two cousins are the same when it comes to the inside games, but they are not in good enough shape to play basketball or baseball outside. I decided to challenge them to get healthier, figuring a challenge by me would go a long way since we are so competitive with each other. I even told them about nutritionstrategy.com, which is a site that I visit regularly because it is filled with so many great articles about nutrition as well as exercise.

I knew that the site would help both of them, but I also knew that it would have to come at a high price to me for them to play along. Since this was their health we are talking about, I let them set the wager. They had to do my yard work for a year if they lost, and I had to do both of theirs if they won. Since I don’t mind mowing grass or shoveling snow, I agreed. Like I said, their health was at stake, and I wanted them to be around for many more years.

Well, the challenge was the right way to go about this. They hit the challenge hard, and they both started losing weight. Since they were pretty big, the weight really came off fast at first. I asked them what they were doing, and they told me that they are walking several miles a day, plus they are making sure they are eating enough fiber in their diets. Well, I am happy to say that I lost the bet. However, they are not making me do their yard work. They have both thanked me numerous times for making them change. We all came out winners in this!

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My New Friends Pointed Me Toward Software That Really Works

My husband was the one who took care of keeping track of all of our financial records over the years. But when we passed away, I found myself at a loss as to how to keep up with it myself. I don’t have a good head for numbers, but he was wonderful with them. Not sure what to do, I asked my new lady friends on a widow’s forum what I should do. Almost all of them said that I should start out quickly with Quicken 2016 to make it much easier on myself. I typically do not use programs on the computer, so I was not sure what to do.

My husband did all the work by hand when he recorded our finances. I sat down with a cup of coffee in my husband’s favorite old chair and began going through the records. I tried to make sense of what I was seeing. Some of it seemed rather easy, but then I found myself wondering why he did certain things. Not because I felt that he did it wrong. Like I said, he had a great head for numbers, and it was me who was having trouble making sense of what I was seeing. I even tried to keep notes as I went along. I spent a few hours going over things, and it became pretty apparent that I had just scratched the surface and I was not getting very far with comprehension.

Wondering if I should listen to my new friends, I went to the Quicken website to look everything over. I was able to download and pay for the software just then. I felt that if they could do it, I could do it, too. It was much easier to use the program than it was to try to learn my husband’s handwritten records.

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