Sunday, June 12, 2011


Day 163 of $12 a day. We've paid off $2115 of credit card debt this year.

I spent $11.55 today. Second day of the week, second day in a row that I've spent under $12. Considering that I've been regularly spending over half my budget in the first two days of the week I'm pretty happy with how this week's going. I'm also feeling pretty ambitious. Last week I ended a tiny bit under budget. The week prior to last I ended quite a bit over. I'd really like to catch the month back up. If I can spend $68.09 instead of the regular $84 this week then I'll be back in balance. Pretty regularly when I state that I'm planning on meeting a certain goal I don't meet it. But I can try. I can hope. I'm pretty sure I can do it.

I ALMOST got a starbucks coffee today. My sister and I were walking to get ice cream. I realized that starbucks was right next door to the ice cream place and I decided that I'd rather have coffee (oddly enough it's pretty chilly outside today). My sister was treating so I wasn't technically spending my money but shortly after the coffee craving I remembered that I'd JUST given up starbucks. oops. I thought about it for a minute and then I decided that breaking my new goal only a day or two after I'd put it in place wouldn't be a good way to start out so I went for the ice cream as originally planned. Close call and I have to say I'm rather proud of myself for sticking to it. Chalk one up for the little angel me on the right shoulder!


  1. LOL, I'm totally trying to give up coffee too. I love seeing that I'm not the only coffee freak out there! And it comforts me so much that you experience coffee purchasing restraint struggles, as well. I can tell you though, that the longer you go without it, the easier it gets. I guess once you make so much progress, the progress starts to feel better than the cup of coffee could ever make you feel.
    You're doing great! Keep it up!

  2. Your blog continues to inspire me and keep me focussed. Havea great day girl !

  3. Well done on the Starbucks denial!!!

    K xx