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December 4th, 2011 at 10:54 am

I fell off the wagon, about $65 in dinging out this weekend.
$43 for dinner with cousin and BF
$12 for breakfast and dinner today
$6 for breakfast yesterday

The bad news is the $43 and $6 came out of my leisure fund so I have cleaned that out for the month but on a positive note I had the money.

$12 was not in the budget so $12 was added to my challenge for dining out.

This was the wrong month to spend my leisure fund so quickly and foolishly Frown

5 Responses to “:(”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    Well, at least it sounds like one of the meals was a lovely social occasion?

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    Yeah, that sucks a little.
    Maybe you can find an area to spend a little less at this month and make-it-up to yourself?? Smile

  3. veronak Says:

    TR it was a nice outing and LF you're right Smile

  4. EarlyRetirementJoy Says:

    Amber, are you able to identify the triggers that set off your spending binges? I've begun tracking these myself to use them as learning lessons. As an example, last week I had a sudden craving for a Carl's Jr. BQ chicken sandwich for some reason, resisted it, then spent time trying to figure out why the urge hit so suddenly and so hard. I landed on not having adequate, or interesting, enough food at home at the time for lunch, which set up a sensation of feeling deprived.

    My long winded point is that this week I redid my menu planning to ensure I had appealing foods for lunch available every day of the week, and the spend urge hasn't reappeared.

  5. veronak Says:

    Great idea ERJ Big Grin

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