Spending Recap 8/20-8/26Posted: August 27, 2012
Monday $76 auto place (car fund)
Tuesday no spend day
Wednesday $4 milk
Thursday no spend day
Friday $11 Mall Deli (yum!)
Saturday $185 auto place (with a return of $27), $37 drug store, $246 grocery store, $37 drug store, $34 gas
Sunday no spend day
Ouch. Good news is that we *think* we have the car figured out for now! So maybe a honeymoon after all! It did suck though-we had to take money from a fund that was not for this purpose. Which sets us back farther there but our car has been starting up now and the lights are brighter. If we can just make it last enough for us to get a
little lot set aside for a new to us car. So keep sending good thoughts my way, please. Oh and that battery jumper purchase of $76? A great investment as we kept having to jump it to start it.
And by the way? Ouch at the grocery store. $20 of it was able to come out of out medical fund because I bought some protein stuff for my fiance-he enjoys drinking it after his work out and as he doesn’t particularly like working out? I figure it’s well worth it. But we seemed to be low on everything. No chicken, hamburger, toilet paper, out of spices, no toothpaste, no floss, no deodarent…it was just never-ending. Thankfully I found some good deals on everything. Not really great deals as it still cost me a lot of money but better than nothing. We’ve also tried this thing where I go shopping by myself. I get up early which is better for Wal-Mart runs and he likes to sleep in. I bought a few wrong things but I don’t think I did that bad all things considered.
Going on our fourth week into this. It’s getting…well, easier isn’t the word as you can always push yourself a little farther each time. But it’s at least getting better-less breaks and I’m able to push myself that little bit more every day. We had the fit test last Monday and we both lost weight. I lost 4 pounds! No inches yet but the 4 pounds was nice. Especially as I only ran on Monday, Saturday and Sunday last week. The whole issue with the car meant I wasn’t going to the gym and Friday I worked through lunch. Next week is the “rest” week and I’m kind of looking forward to it. Plus, I found two free runs for next month! (Free unless I want to own shirts but free sounds so good to me!)
How was your weekend? Did you have cookie gnomes? I made some home made chocolate chip cookies and every time I turned my back? More cookies were missing. My fiance swore he saw a gnome running off with them…