Friday, January 25, 2013
Money Saving Challenge: January 25, 2012
Since I have pretty much everything I need for WW's in my stockpile, I believe I do not have to up my budget. I will leave it at $200. a month but I will be rolling any money left from January into February and the same each month. I still have things that DH will want to buy also.
Last night, DH and I went out to our favorite restaurant, Shamus, for a wonderful dinner. Since I knew I would be starting today on WW's, I ate my fat laden favorites one last time. I had blackened scallops for an appetizer and DH had French onion soup. We both had petite twin filet mignons in a port wine reduction sauce for our dinner entree with broccoli and potatoes. We had drinks and brought home dessert. I had tiramisu and DH had carrot cake. The bill came to $ 103. plus tip. We were given a $ 100. Gift Certificate for Christmas so we only had to pay $ $22. including the 20% tip. We don't tip on tax. We will not be eating out while I am on WW. I could but I don't want to use up a large amount of points that that would take. So all meals will be eaten at home.
Did you notice the grocery picture above? My new camera arrived and I finally got the software loaded to keep the pics on my computer. I am not quite used to it yet but pretty soon it will be old hat to me.
This afternoon will be spent going through my gift closet in the exercise room and weeding out anything I don't need. Any gifts that I can use during the year will be wrapped and the cards put with them. I will be keeping track of what I already have and what I need to purchase in my gift log. I am doing so well with putting gift money in an envelope from free money that I earn online. I have plenty of wrapping paper so won't have to buy any this year. What helps with this is saving the Sunday comics to wrap the grandchildrens' gifts in. After the closet is done, I will clean the exercise room so it is nice and clean for me to get on my exercise routine again.
Dinner for both DH and I will be turkey stir fry served on 1/2 cup of brown rice. Dessert will be strawberries. Entertainment will be watching CSI NY and Blue Bloods.
Please feel free to leave a comment and share with all of us what you have done yesterday or today to save some money.