-Food. I loooove to cook. I looooove to eat. I can justify any food purchase of any price.
-Toys for my kids. Its so easy to get caught up in wanting to give them everything. I usually can refrain but I certainly have overspent my fair share on Barbies, princesses, Thomas and Elmo.
-Vitamins/Natural stuff. I have a phobia of sickness-particularly anything stomach. If there is some sort of vitamin or natural remedy that promises it will help prevent it, I am all over it.
So far avoiding food has been fairly easy. There were a few days that I needed a few ingredients or wanted to make something I didn't already have all the stuff for but I was mostly able to talk myself out of it. I spent an extra $6 on Wednesday (out of the $48 left) on Mayo, juice and avocados. But That was all still okay and part of what is allowed in spending.
I really wanted (want?) to buy Libby this set of Sesame Street books on Ebay. They are only $10 and it's such a great steal! But I'm refraining. Hopefully in 3 weeks I can find something similar. It's weird to be forced to wait to buy something. And it's equally minding opening to realized I don't actually *need* the things I'm passing up and I am still in one piece after not buying.
A few days ago I heard about this one essential oil that can help prevent illness. I want to buy it soooo bad. It's $50. I'm still trying to find a way to justify it but so far I haven't come up with any solution. So for now I look at it a few times a day and wish....
So far we at still good. John has still only bought the one tank of gas. I just filled up yesterday for $50. We have still spent under $50 on food in the past 10 days. I think we are doing amazing. Another 4 or 5 days and we'll really be able to see and feel the difference in our Discover bill (which as I mentioned before is where we put 90% of our spending every month.) I'm so glad we're doing this and even more pleased it's not as hard (yet) as I thought.