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- October 5, 2003 at 10:14 pm #250151Guest
Im trying to figure out this whole grocery bill thing. What I am
trying to figure out is how to grocery shop!!!! LOL Im horrible at
it. I try to do the “specials” but I always seem to spend so much!
For example, yesterday I go to Safeway (here in CA) and buy the
3 x .67 = $2.01 Pedigree Little Champion Dinners
1 x 3.50 = $3.50 Snausages Dog Treats
1 x 4.50 = $4.50 Marie Claire Magazine
1 x 3.50 = $3.50 Motts Strawberry Harvest Apple Sauce 6 Pack
4 x 4.19 = $16.76 Canned White Chicken Breast
1 x 16.95 = $16.95 Tide
And bamm, I spent like $47 bucks on nothing.
My diet is somewhat regimented. I eat on the “Body for Life” plan
which consists of 5 to 6 small meals per day. What i usually do is
have breakfast of some kind. Then 3 times during the day I have a
small serving of protein (usually the cans of white chicken) and some
kind of small carb. Usually yoghurt or applesauce, etc. When I cook
for myself (which is rare). I LOVE to eat dinner out. If I do cook, I
tend to go the “prepared” food route. With maybe a frozen pizza. Or I
will buy those frozen season veggie packs and I will add chicken or
I tend to always have a lot of prepared foods in my freezer yet, or
even lots of pasta mizes etc in my cabinet. But I dont really eat @
home at night very often. I usually dine out which generally costs me
somewhere between $5 – $12 bucks. So Im buying all this food
intending to eat at home – but not.
Someone mentioned I must be single! LOL And I am. 😉 Ive got this
active, expensive lifestyle I really cant afford on my current
income. Like the Direct TV thing. I think I watch 1 show a week.
Gilmore Girls. Thats it. Unfortunetly for me I am locked into a one
year contract. *sigh*
I do like the idea of movie night. Or a “themed” night. Hawaii NIGHT!
I can already see that one happening…..*eyes widen* LOL
I usually buy my shoes @ Payless. But my clothes are from Abercrombie
& Fitch (Very expensive…)
Yes, my gasoline bill is very high. CA gas prices generally range
from 1.69 and upwards. I rarely see it below $1.69 a gallon. I drive
to and from work (round trip) about 30 miles. I also tend to visit my
parents on the weekend which results in driving abother 30 miles. I
could try to cut back on driving by walking when I go out to eat. Or
things like that. *ponders*
Oh yes, and about the credit cards & misc other bills. That is
towards paying them off. I no longer have cc’s because I have FAR to
much debt. They are all cut up. Let me say that again FAR TO MUCH. I
am paying slightly above minimums. Also paying medical bills, etc.
So, wow, I typed a lot again. So hopefully that kind of lets you know
where my money goes. I know where it goes, its just a matter of
really sticking to and following the budget…..
Erin *learning, hopefully* 😀
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