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Just Checking In

March 4th, 2007 at 04:18 pm

March 1: did I go crazy and buy lots of stuff? No, not really. I did feel a sense of giddiness, but I didnít go shopping. I made a $50 donation to charity; that solved the money burning a whole in my pocket issue. I took My Guyís car to the shop for him on the 2nd and Iíll be paying; it needs work that wasnít a priority to him, but now that I have more room to spend, I knew Iíd feel more comfortable if the work got done. Itís a nice gift to My Guy, too, in that he has lower income right now; although itís by choice so that he has extra time, he does still need to watch his money.

I joined Weight Watchers on 02/28/07 (yes, my $39.95 membership is coming out of Challenge money), but I was thrilled to be able to discover that it is not nearly as restrictive as I thought, and I was able to take My Guy out to Mexican food, and I spend a whole $21 total. I know thatís not a whole lot, but on the Challenge it was almost an entire monthís dining and entertainment, so it was a spree of sorts.

Other than that, no crazy spending. I have bought a lot of fresh fruits and veggies and other foods, but I am looking forward to see what happens to my grocery budget; Iím really curious how much it goes up past My Challenge average of $97 a month. I think that a lot of my spending habits are with me to stay.

5 Responses to “Just Checking In”

  1. JanH Says:

    I have so enjoyed reading your blog and learning from you. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us.

  2. Bookie Says:

    Good luck with WW and your weight loss goas.

    I'll miss your adventures in extreme frugality. (Was so hoping for a celebratory -- and frugal -- used convertible or something.)

    Smile

  3. Ima saver Says:

    I think we will still keep learning from you. good luck!!

  4. HouseHopeful Says:

    I really like weight watchers. It involves some planning, but you really can eat what you want. Are you going to meetings or doing it online? I'm thinking of rejoining the online because having the support REALLY makes a difference! Good luck!

  5. minimum wage Says:

    I'm paying more for rent, a lot more for health insurance (I have an expensive chronic condition), and I have student loan payments.

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