Week one of the “Enough Diet” is in the books, and I’m pleased to announce as of this morning I’ve dropped about five pounds. I inadvertently kicked off the Enough Diet when I wrote about having enough last week. I decided I would apply the same feeling of contentment to food that I have tried to apply to material things over the last couple years.
The beauty of the Enough Diet is its simplicity. I literally eat anything I want, but only until I’ve had enough. That means no downing an entire bag of M&Ms, or polishing off a 20oz. Coca Cola in one sitting. Now I might just have a small handful of M&Ms, and pour about 6oz. of Coca Cola to enjoy with my dinner. That’s just enough.
The Fab Five
What Money Can’t Buy. We talk a lot about money here, but this article is a great reminder that there are so many more important things in life that cannot be bought with any amount of money. (@ Marc and Angel Hack Life)
Why I Pick Stocks: Choosing Individual Stocks Over Mutual Funds. In the past, I’ve shied away from picking individual stocks as part of my overall investing plan. I did manage to make a little money with a speculative pick right out of college, but I lost any profit trying to recreate it through a number of bad picks. (@ The Digerati Life)
One Of Life’s Greatest Contradictions: Learn To Love What You Hate. Ah, this one really spoke to me! I prepared most of these links the night before and I was really dreading my workout. I literally read this article, paused the roundup post and hit the weights. (@ My Super-Charged Life)
The Savings Account, The Spending Account & The Charity Account. The “giving” gift card idea shared here is brilliant! What a wonderful way to encourage our kids to become givers. (@ My Life ROI)
Get Out of Debt: Give Up Your Favorites. Getting out of a large hole of debt takes an unbelievable amount of sheer will and perseverance. The first step is the acknowledgment of the things you must give up to get there. (@ No Debt Plan)
Best of the Rest
- Closing on Our First Rental Property
- Oh Crap! I Got Rid of Too Much Stuff!
- Want To Learn to Read Your Home’s Electric Meter?
- 8 Small Changes You Can Make to Save an Extra $100 This Month
- COBRA Premium Reduction
- Save Money with Fast Food Value Menus
Quote of the Week
I saw this one on Twitter, but unfortunately I don’t remember the author. If you can claim it, let me know:
“Who would have thought the top headlines in 2009 would be Swine Flu, pirates and tea parties.”