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If you stop poisoning your brain with garbage, it leaves you with more time to try and do things that are actually constructive like looking for work, starting a business, writing your congressperson, attending public events or church groups, and generally networking with people.
Ok, wait just a minute Mr. Symbiote, I have started a non profit agency in my community for individuals with disabilities and I am building it from the ground up. I go to school full time and have a 3.8 GPA. I go to church, I teach a Sunday morning class for pre teens and a Wednesday night class for pre teens. My husband and I have a large garden on my mother’s family farm that we tend to so I dry, can and freeze produce. I have an active 12 year old daughter who has activities I get involved in. Um let’s see I help take care of my dad who is not in good health as well as my mother in law who is not in good health. I have a large home near town that I keep spotless and we have a huge yard that we maintain ourselves with one herb garden and five heirloom plant gardens. We have a pool that we maintain ourselves as well as two water features that I maintain, plus two dogs; a Rocky Mountain Bassett Hound and a Miniature Jack Russell. So I think my time is spent very constructively thank you very much. What have you done lately?????
Originally posted by BenIndaSun
reply to post by Melissa101
I'm living on a tight budget too. Why did you buy a big bag of Splenda? That last time I looked at that it was about $8.00. Just go to a convenient store, buy a small cup of coffee, and grab a big handful of the little packets. And, drink water, not expensive soda.
Good luck. As long as you can eat 1800kcal/day, drink water, and stay indoors somewhere, you will wake up another day to live and try again.
Originally posted by Snooze
I find it's not the food which kills my budget (I cook a lot of scratch meals). What gets me are the hair products, feminine products, dog food, cat food, kitty litter, TP, paper towels, vitamins, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, contact solution (4 contact wearers)... This kind of stuff is always as much as my food bill!
Originally posted by Symbiote
Originally posted by Melissa101
2 twelve packs of Diet Coke with Splenda
1 large bag of Splenda
I think I know the root of your problems. It is in your personal habits. The things that you choose to do are reflected in every aspect of your life.
Second: Sell your television.
O.k., that one may have been a shocker. Stop reading for a moment and let your enlarged heart recover before you have a stroke.
Have you recovered? Good. Now, television is garbage. It makes you stupid and passive. Television is for stupid people.
Repeat this to yourself a few times:
Television is for stupid people. American Idol is the devil. CSI is for morons.
You may not watch much television, and if you don't then that is good. But I am assuming that you do, because if you had any inclination to turn off the television and read then you probably would not be poisoning yourself with fake sugar.
Originally posted by MrSmith
reply to post by Melissa101
Why are you buying Koolaide, Pop, and sugar if your so poor???
Learn to shop better and spend your moeny else where.
A bag of potato's and a dozen eggs would have been more healthy, cheaper, and last a hell of a lot longer than the 3 forms of sugar you bought.
Anyways, enough of the lecture.
[edit on 16-7-2009 by MrSmith]
I think it hilarious though you're willing to kill & cook a rabbit but when it comes to the easy part of actually eating it, you suddenly have moral issues ?
There are no jobs and the ones that are available have like 500 people applying for the same position. The grocery store has become absolutely ridiculous as far as prices. More and more businesses are closing.
I am afraid of what it will be like if and when we have to eat stuff like that just to survive.
We have cut down on most luxuries and I miss eating out at nice restaurants a couple of times a week, now we out like never!
My total at the check out was 54.00 and change. I thought to myself, it will not be long till I will have to learn to eat (gag) rabbit.
Originally posted by Ex_MislTech
I am not a member of PETA, I am not a vegetarian, but learn some
tolerance of others and their beliefs as long as they do not step
on your beliefs.