Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my

It's mid week. I've done okay so far with spending. But today my resolve is about as low as it gets. I am super tired. There are two days until payday. Thankfully my worklist picked up this week but my back is acting up again as well. Up and down and up and down, weeeee!!!

It's 8am here. I'm about to head out to work. This blog post is an attempt to fight off the urges I'm having right now to throw abandoned to the wind and spend, spend, SPEND today. I haven't bought food while working for weeks now. I've been sticking to the grocery budget but it's not an easy task. I can't remember the last time I stopped at a Starbucks. But oh my oh my is my inner child screaming right now. I'm going to blame it on lack of sleep but that certainly doesn't quite the child any.

I'm off to work but I'll report back this evening. I seriously want to stop at a drive thru for greasy food and then pick up some coffee and then buy some candy while I'm working, and then LOAD up on groceries, like 10x over my budget groceries, and then pick up food for dinner so I don't have to cook when I get home. Hopefully this post is enough to shake some sense into my tired self and keep me on track.



  1. My friend: I have so much admiration for you. It is so difficult to do what you are doing. By what a role model you are!!!

    One thing I noticed: budgeting and sticking to a budget plan is like dieting. If you do not allowed yourself a treat once in a while...you will not succeed. I am learning how to budget and I am having a real hard time but I am trying.

    However, I do allowed myself to "cheat" once in a while".

    Stay positive - stay strong :)

    1. You're SO right about cheating or allowances. I've learned that to... granted I forget sometime. Constantly running on empty is the best way to fail. Right now I'm just trying to make up for a bad June; I totally lost track during that month.

  2. I was thinking the same thing as Amajon-could you budget in a bag of fun sized snickers or a carton of iced flavored coffee? International coffee makes good ones and you can have about 5 for price of 1 from Starbucks.

    1. Good suggestion! I'm going to have to try the International coffees sometime. I haven't tried any of the flavored iced coffees before. It would definitely be a treat.