Tuesday, July 26, 2011

So Far, So Good

$6.35 --- I still have that $6.35 in my grocery budget. And the goal is in sight!

Last night, as I was eating a hamburger left over from 4th of July, I wondered to myself why I was so fixated on the $6.35 I have left in this month's grocery budget. Quite honestly, I have exceeded my grocery budget SO many times in recent months, so why is it such a big deal THIS month?

I thought about it and I think I am so focused on it because:

1. I paid close attention to the numbers throughout the month, so I knew where I stood.
2. With factors such as Princess Penelope out of town, and my own work travel schedule, this is DOABLE!
3. I need a psychological win --- yes, paid off CC#1 last month, but with the really LARGE CC#2 looming, I'm more weary that pumped up. I need a quick win to keep me going.
4. I'm tired of my grocery budget being a number that is essentially meaningless or rather more a target than something I actually stick to!

So, The month ends on Sunday --- that still gives me time to take advantage of the really good Publix sales that will start tomorrow and contribute that to August's food budget.

I can do this, I can do this, I can do this!


  1. You absolutely CAN do this! You've already gotten Monday out of the way, which is the worst, right? ;) I read this post over on Budgets are Sexy last week and it really got me thinking about my grocery budget. Things really could be worse... http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/2011/07/it-could-always-be-worse/

    Good luck to you, and get that win!

  2. I beleve you can do it!!!!!!!!!


  3. You can do this??? You HAVE done this!! Congrats - I think staying on track with the grocery budget is one of the hardest things to do...that or gas!

  4. Thanks for the support!!!!! I think I can I think I can!