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September 7th, 2013 at 11:48 am

Just got back from the grocery store. Our system of only buying 15 items really seems to be saving us some money. Today was $53. We are going every week and spending about $50 instead of every two weeks and spending anywhere between $150-$200. We used to just put things in the cart and we ended up with so much food that we haven't eaten. So now we are eating that food. I hope that as we get further into the 15 item thing that we learn to make our choices go farther.

Yesterday was payday. Since I set everything up in my online bill pay there is nothing for me to do. Just waiting for everything to clear my account.

I forgot that I have a dr appointment this week...well didn't forget about the appointment but forgot to budget for the copay. Fortunately I have enough left in my account to cover it. I am hoping that he will recommend a hysterectomy. I have really been having alot of trouble lately.

Since I downgraded my cable I don't get ESPN, which is where the Georgia game is today. So I am going to my friend's house to watch it. Fortunately they don't mind but I wish I didn't have to leave my house! I am such a homebody!



4 Responses to “Grocery Store”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    I'm so glad that your new method is working for you. Looks like it will lead to a lot of savings. Have you been planning your meals for the week too? I find that helps.
    I'm trying a new method too this pay period: the envelope system. Just trying to sort out the kinks, but it's all a learning curve, isn't it?

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    You might put a reminder somewhere to check copays each time you budget.

    I bet getting together with friends will help your depression. I don't get to watch my favorite game on TV today, but will tune in online or to the radio to get the score from time to time.

  3. snafu Says:

    I too have changed food shopping, limiting to 10 items fruit, vegetable, dairy products and basing meal plan on food in pantry or freezer. It's been unseasonably hot so everyone is happy with home made Breakfast 'cookies,' primarily oatmeal with a bit of flour & brown sugar combined with beaten egg and yogurt based frozen smoothie. Dinner has been pasta, rice or chef salad supported with 4 oz. of protein [fish or meat]. Lunches have been vegan leftovers. Biggest hit was Ramen Noodles with shredded vegetables, fast and oh so cheap and easy.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I am so tickled you are trying this and having success! It does really force you to use what you have on hand, and my cooking has become more creative.

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