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Getting sloppy, sliding back

May 31st, 2007 at 02:10 pm

Yikes, it didn't take long.

I stopped doing my 4-week reports here after February. Thought I didn't need them anymore, and was tired of the tedious work involved.

I stopped recording what I was spending out of Cash, figured I'd just chalk it all up to Everyday Expenses.

Life's been getting busier, and I started using the Discover card when I wasn't sure exactly how much was in checking. Rather than stopping to check, I charged things rather than risk having a debit purchase turned down. (Also I was lured by the cash-back rewards.)

Gas prices have gone up, and I haven't revised the rest of my budget to make up for it.

I've been buying special foods for myself to help with The Diet--but honestly, many of them have been luxury items I could do without and still eat healthily.

So, now I've got $135 on Discover from overspending on groceries that I can't just pay off. It's either pay it off over the next 3 weeks, or just don't eat this week! I know it's a tiny balance, but it's a Red Flag, for sure.

When will I ever learn?


1 Responses to “Getting sloppy, sliding back”

  1. homebody Says:

    Yes you will learn. Start over today!

    I was trying to follow Weight Watchers. Do you know how hard it is when your husband is such a great cook? Or like the other night, we have a nice dinner of barbecued chicken, cauliflower and a pasta dish (had about 1/3 cup of that). So an hour after dinner I am folding laundry and DH comes in with a weird look on his face... he wants dessert. So off he goes to Safeway and buys a berry pie and a pint of Ben and Jerry's. So I had a small amount of that! Ugh! No will power.

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