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Spending Diet update

January 9th, 2018 at 11:46 am

1/5 - $14.12 for family size papa murphy pizza (4 meals)
1/6- 23.38 food (groc)
1/7- 33.59 gas, 6.37 food
1/8 - 0
1/9 - $92.91 for colon cleanse system, 29.29 groc

I have been thinking of doing a colon cleanse for a few days, so this is not an impulse purchase. It falls into one of my exceptions to spending: medical/ health. I'm not getting the results I expected on my other plan,so I will switch to the colon, then back to the "Fat Flush". I'm still doing my Piyo exercise and eating clean.

Over the weekend, I was at Fred Meyer getting groceries and I was drawn to an endcap in the health aisles. There were 50% markdowns of my favorite natural soap brand "Zum". There were soaps, travel kits and soy candles. The company uses all essential oils and everything smelled so yummy! And 50% off! I put two items in my basket before saying to myself, "Hey, what the h**l? You're on a spending diet!!" I replied, "Yes, but these are my favorites at half off! They will all be sold out by Feb 1!!!" Miraculously, I put them back and went back to buying my planned vegetables. I am pretty happy with myself! I think this type of interaction is a "ah hah" moment and the main purpose of a spending diet.

So.... I don't think I will meet my goal of 15 "no spend" days. But this is not a bad thing. First, it is still making me pause and really think about what I'm buying and if it's necessary at this time, or can I wait, or make due with what I already have. Second, if I'm forcing myself to overbuy on food, it could go bad before I have a chance to use it. So I'd rather go shopping more often, but buy less of the perishables so I minimize waste. (Does that sound like I'm justifying not meeting my goal??? Probably.... but I'm still going to get as close as I can!

6 Responses to “Spending Diet update”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, a no spend month does help us notice those impulse purchases!

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    OMG, I love your profile picture. Big Grin

  3. snafu Says:

    Does your physician suggest you use grocery store kits for colonic cleanse? Why do you think they are beneficial? Do you have medical credentials? o Like vitamin tablets/capsules, there is n monitored or required standard.
    http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/01/mayo-doctor-is-no-fan-of-cleanses/

    Much better to satisfy spending whims and wants on soy candles and yummy smelling soap, removing possibility of harming your body.

  4. Butterscotch Says:

    Colon cleanse sounds great!

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Wow, that's a lot of money for a questionable procedure. Have you had good results previously?

  6. Sallyr70 Says:

    I didn't buy the cleanse at the grocery store! Ordered online from a reputable supplement company. My doctor approves of gentle natural cleanses.

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