This week, week 6 I'm "planning" on itemizing my spending so that you and I can see up close and personal where this $12 a day is going. I'm not going to do this on a regular basis mostly because we eat the same stuff all the time so the lists would begin to be unbelievably repetitive and boring... like our food.
I'm also struggling with the reality that I need to start eating more healthily again. For the past 5 weeks I've been rewarding my good spending with little treats like 50 cent candies, lots of homemade cookies and 50 cent ramon noodles for lunch. The cheapness of the food coupled with the enjoyment of it has been helping me stick to budget BUT it hasn't been good for the waist size. I'm not so sure I'm ready to tackle the discipline of spending money wisely and eating wisely. I'm just saying beware... it's coming... I've a monster in the making here. I think for now I'll focus hardcore on sticking to the budget, cut out a little of the extra sugar I've been sneaking in, keep up my current cheap and tasty eating habits, but I'll start exercising every day again.
I really never knew life was going to be so difficult BUT the overdraft is PAID OFF!!!