Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Debt Quote Tuesday Shopping Adventure

I almost forgot it was Tuesday.
Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.
-Ben Stein
Before leaving the store today/ work I made up a grocery list of  stuff we would need over the next few days. I had $12.35 to spend today in order to stick to my $12 a day budget. I picked up a few things and realized I was a bit over $12.35. I changed out the cheese in my cart for a cheaper bag. Then I put a different thing back. Then I chose another one. I walked back and forth through the store several different times trying to get what I could, enough at least for food tonite and food tomorrow. It was challenging but exhilarating too. I felt so accomplished checking out with my handful of items. I was victorious. The other shoppers around me had no way of knowing that I was a conqueror reveling in my plunder but I knew it and it was GREAT!

I'm going to shoot for a NO SPEND tomorrow. I think we have enough food to squeak out two mores days but I'll at least try and accomplish one NO SPEND... baby steps.

Average daily spending for the year so far: $12 a day


  1. Doing real well!!
    In following your example and set a daily limit. Which should be real doable luckily. Everything left over is going towards my savings.

  2. Buying block cheese and grating it yourself is the cheapest route. You are doing great!