What We SpentThis week we spent $34.65 on food, household items, and toiletries. Our CSA share costs $33.20 weekly. We also spent $37.50 on gas and $21.58 on dining out. That's a total of $126.93 for Week #1 or 20% of our total $620 goal for the month.
What We LearnedThat's right, I went way off the bandwagon in the very first week with a lunch out and frozen yogurt! I should probably be fired from No Spend Month, but I hope you'll let me try to redeem myself in the coming weeks. You see, it was my one last hurrah before giving up sugar for awhile. I guess I could have indulged in one of my other guilty pleasures like Ghirardelli brownies, but it just had to be fro-yo. If nothing else, it just goes to show what a serious dent in your budget even just a small splurge can make, taking up 17% of our spending for the whole week.
How are your budget resolutions holding in the New Year so far?
Link UpNow it's your turn! Bloggers, link up your frugal living, money saving, or No Spend Month Challenge posts below. It'd be lovely if you would provide a link back to GrowingSlower in your post, or grab the No Spend Month button. I'll be featuring one linked up post in next week's No Spend Month Update.
This post is linked up with Frugally Sustainable.