As I’ve progressed through this project, as I’ve mentioned before, it has become much easier for me to resist the temptations of buying material items.  I really think before I make purchases now and don’t ever feel the need to buy things.  Every once in a while when I have a bad week, the temptation returns usually just because it is nice to reward myself for all my hard work with a nice new pair of boots or a new sweater but I have just found new, less expensive, ways of stress-relief.

Shopping hasn’t been pushed out of my mind completely but I’ve definitely made progress as it is no longer something that I think about often.