Dave Ramsey says in one of the FPU lessons that he and his wife had gone out to dinner one nite and they'd forgotten the food money envelope. They made the decision to turn around, go back home and get the food envelope because they were determined to stick to the system. Dave said that it was in that moment that something clicked inside of them, they drew a line in the sand and said we're not going to misbehave anymore.
Well yesterday I don't know if it was THEE moment but as I passed by the 50 percent off cadbury eggs and very adamantly decided that it's not "only" $3 it's three WHOLE dollars and death by a thousand cuts I certainly had A moment. I'm actually still in shock about not picking those little buggers up and adding them to the groceries in the cart. It's going to be an entire year before they return AND they were on clearance but I resisted. I drew that line in the sand and made the declaration "Cadbury eggs are not a necessity and I want to balance this months budget!!!" I feel as if that one decision has made me a little stronger. I think in that moment I broke through the runners wall. I feel fueled up to go on for a whole lot longer now.
Today I spent $10.94. I've $6.93 to spend tomorrow and $12 a day from there on out in order to balance this months budget. So far so good!
I'd like to give a shout out to all of you who've been reading and commenting. I really appreciate your interest and your support. THANK-YOU, thankyou, muchas gracias and thanks again! You're appreciated : )