Spending Recap 8/27-9/2Posted: September 3, 2012
Monday no spend day
Tuesday $16 groceries,
Wednesday no spend day
Thursday no spend day
Friday $15 vet, $4 milk (b)
Saturday $46 walmart, 18 gas store, $70 festival (food, books, wall decoration but all budgeted for! OR personal money)
Sunday $16 groceries, $140 Wal-Mart (Christmas fund)
So three no spend days but what a spendy weekend! Thankfully most of it was budgeted for but still very spendy! And yes, you read that write, I picked up stuff for Christmas already. For my nephews, we decided to make them a tied blanket out of fleece (out of each of their favorite colors) and also a remote controlled truck for each of them. The blankets are something they can keep for years but with them being little kids, I felt they needed a toy as well. And I will be picking them up a book each for Christmas. Because, let’s face it, I’m a book lover and feel that everyone should have books!
The town festival was fun-okay, it rained a lot and most of the vendors weren’t there but I got my greasey vendor food. We also go this cute wall sign that says home is where the kitty purrs and has the face of a black and white kitty on it. It was orignally $7 but the lady let us have it for $5 as she thought it was for $4 and when we were honest, she cut the price down. And we bought so many books but at such a great price! We only bought 4 repeats (we both thought we had a different book in the series so ended up getting the same) but I was able to sell 2 of the hardbacks we had already had to the bookstore so we really only 2 need to be donated back. (They were in too poor of shape to sell to the used bookstore) And speaking of selling books, we went through more of our books and movies and made $24 dollars at the bookstore due to double copies and books we didn’t really read. Granted we spent it on stuff right after but I still have $4 or so on the gift card so we did pretty well.
The only other news that happened this weekend was that we may be trying out a different grocery store. We went in there for avacados and found the prices might be a lot cheaper than Wal-Mart–we just had to sign up for their store card (free rewards thingy) but that was easy enough. For some reason we thought we had to pay money for a membership. So we’ll try it out this next week and see how we do. Plus for every 100/200 points we earn in month, we save $.10 off a gallon up to 35 gallons–and we don’t use that much in gas.
I LOVE this program. Like seriously love it. My fiance doesn’t like the working out 6 days a week but we’re seeing the results so he can’t really complain too much about it. I’ve been able to get through the warmup without needing a break–which may sound wimpy but yikes, the warm up is like a workout in itself! But I get through more and more of the workouts and feel stronger just for doing them. Apparently, the results are kicking in: the other day in the gym, this older lady (who I see often) complimented me on my workouts as she could see them paying off. I did have to start eating a tad more though but am only eating when I’m hungry. Well, for the most part–I’ve limited the snacking when I’m simply bored and that has helped a lot. This week is the “recovery” week and then I’ll be weighing myself next Monday along with measurements. Can’t wait to see how I did!
How was your weekend? Did it rain all weekend where you were? (I’m not really complaining about the rain though because we REALLY, REALLY needed it!)