For new readers to my blog this is a little challenge I set this month, in order to divert my attention to anything other than my impending trip overseas. So far I’m having a so-so success rate for both.
Read on to discover how my second week officially passed but you can find the previous week one results here.
So much for this week being a cinch. It seems my dash back to the supermarket put me right back to needing my next fix.
This is where I found myself the very next day buying junk food. Not happy Jan.
In saying this one good thing has come about, I am actually being motivated to stick to my food budget even if I have lagged on other things along the way.
Sunday 09 October
What is a woman to do when she is frustrated as heck when working with layabouts?
I definitely need another alternative to food when I’m pissed.
Money Spent $8.58
Monday 10 October
Since I am writing this the day after today, what I can remember is I spent it eating corn chips and writing all day.
Time really flies when you spend it doing what you love.
Before I knew it, it was 11pm and I had to force myself to log off.
If only someone could pay me some money for all my efforts.
Money Spent $0
Tuesday 11 October
Today I have a pile of library books to return before they are due back. Always the rule stickler I have never been fined once for having late items. Still I am surprised that out of the seven books I have currently with me I have read none!
This here blog is taking up all my time, and though I love reading I wouldn’t have it any other way for now but I hope to find balance eventually!
Also I’m feeling peckish for a sugary muffin cake o manna in heaven.
Money Spent $12.24
Wednesday 12 October
Today work went quickly and that is just how I like it.
Lunch was also paid for as well so I had nice fresh Subway wraps and cookies for my lunch.
I stayed out of the grocery store and although I didn’t spend money on groceries I decided to have a little shopping spree of my own.
Remember the no clothes buying ban. That lasted all of two months grrrrr.
Major budget fail right here peeps! A win or fail depending how you look at it
Money Spent $0 (Money spent on clothing I didn’t need however $54)
Thursday 13 October
Today I am feeling resentful of this challenge.
After eating an ice-cream and some chips I realised I have to write it down because I went to the grocery store and spent money on groceries.
Though to say I bought groceries would be a stretch, more like junk food with bananas on top. But since I did buy fruit it kinda sorta counts!
Now I have to tattle on myself and tell you how much I spent today.
Not liking this one bit!
Money Spent $9.07
Friday 14 October
Final shopping of the week and my little bits and bobs.
Money Spent $19.37
Saturday 15 October
An easy day today results are in and no shopping. I am exhausted and my first day off is usually all about catching up on some sleep.
Money Spent $0
In summary this week has been harder. After my astounding discovery of my failure in Week 1, luckily I made budget this week. I will make up that $5 extra over budget somehow mark my words.
Sticking to my $50 again forced me to keep within the parameters of my budget when I went shopping, so I didn’t pull stuff from just anywhere.
I also had a higher tally on junk food which is not good at all. I want to spend my money on good wholesome food not rubbish.
The good thing is I stuck to my grocery budget. The bad news is I have broken my no clothes shopping ban and purchased new bras and clothes to the total of $54.
Grand total for the week $49.26