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Day 19

July 20th, 2012 at 07:10 am

It was a NSD yesterday, but it won't be today! I NEED to get cat food, so a trip to the market is in order. I'm going to take the bus to the grocery store on my lunch hour to go get it at a cheaper price than the local grocery store here in town. It doesn't cost me anything to ride the bus, and riding the bus makes it so that I can't buy much--so off I go!

I have found that if I can resist spending money before I go home, I'm almost home free. Once I'm home after work, I don't like to go out again so I am unlikely to spend money. I also tend to stay away from the internet because I'm on the computer all day at work and turning on my 'puter isn't very tempting.

On the other side, when I do break a NSD I tend to go all out. I'll get gas even if I'm above 1/4 tank just so I don't spend the money on a NSD. Or, like today, since I NEED to get cat food, I'll also pick up other things (stuff to make enchiladas, more milk, lettuce).

Day 19 Numbers:

Spend: $0
Left: $91
In: found a dime and a penny

2 Responses to “Day 19”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    One thing about my job -- now that I am a school very close to my home, I have to make a conscious effort to go someplace to spend money, so it helps me save.

    Sounds like you are doing pretty well overall.

  2. snafu Says:

    I find making a 2 week menu plan is really helpful as I have ingredients on hand when I need them. I write Sunday - Thurs. list but needn't make a specific meal on a specific day & Friday is left-over Buffet with a nice dessert or nibble. If it's hot dinner is based on salad or cooked in the crockpot as we don't have AC. If I know I'll be out all day or particularly busy, I prep a one dish/pot/casserole 1st thing in AM so that it can slide into oven/toaster oven and hour before it's needed at table.

    It took a bit of conscious planning at first but it soon became a habit. I make what we like to eat but learned if I called it a nice name they ate and enjoyed foods they thought they disliked. For example they don't like meatloaf but love mainmeal muffins which are meat loaf mix, baked in a muffin tin lol

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