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No Spend Challenge #2(August)

August 6th, 2018 at 04:57 pm

I have completed my No Spend Challenge #2 for the month of August. It wasn't a complete win. Last night I ordered something from Walmart. It didn't even dawn on me until just a few minutes ago that that broke the challenge. It proves to me how reckless I have been with my spending habits. I spent it without even thinking about the no spend challenge. The items I ordered are to complete a project I am working on. I was just in the "lets get this done" zone. I have got down not spending in a true store during the challenge time periods, but the online shopping is proving to be a little bit more difficult. I have that app(Icebox) on Amazon and that has greatly reduced that spending. But it is the stores that don't have that feature that are getting me. Granted there have only been 2 purchases during the challenges and that is a great improvement from where I was before i started these challenges. I guess a little improvement at a time is better than no improvement at all.

I plan to go to the grocery store today. I have my list ready. And do well when I go with my list. I also need to get gas...I managed to make it through the challenge without getting gas.

No Spend Win

August 4th, 2018 at 12:47 pm

For a few months now, I have been waking up around 4:00 and am just wide awake. So I have been getting out of bed and coming out and inevitably end up working on my finances. This morning I searched for Apps on the Iphone that would make things easier for me, as I often do. I found an app that looked promising. It is free. But in order to have premium benefits you have to pay $11.99 for a years subscription. Ordinarily, I would have done it in a heartbeat, just to see what was offered, thinking it is only $12. This is the time of day that I usually get in trouble. (I once bought a paint by Diamonds kit because I thought it would be fun...) But because I am on my No Spend Challenge, I didn't purchase it. Now I am glad I didn't. I don't need it.

I still haven't gotten gas. I might make it until Monday. I have to go to my mom's tomorrow so it will be close(by close, I mean 50 miles left until empty).

I really haven't missed spending money. I have learned that I can get by with what I have for food. And if I want something, I just put it on the list to get next time.

I still feel like crap. I am beginning to have my doubts about it being a sinus infection. it doesn't usually take this long for me to feel better. I am half way through the antibiotics, I would have thought I would feel better by now. I don't have the money to go to the dentist so I am hoping this works.

No Spend Fail!

August 2nd, 2018 at 06:53 pm

I had put an item in the Icebox on Amazon yesterday.(for those that didn't my post about this, Icebox is a chrome add on that won't let you buy anything for a specified time in order to stop impulse shopping). It came up today as being able to be purchased and went ahead and purchased it. It was right after I hit the complete order button that I realized it was a no spend day! Starting a day earlier than I thought has really messed with me. But I will be right back on track tomorrow.

My sinus infection is still just as bad as it was. I called the dr and she said It is not uncommon to get worse before it gets better. I just want to feel better!

One of my co-workers did me a favor and did what I needed to do at the Office today so I didn't have to go there. But I have to go tomorrow, no way around it. Even when the office is closed I will still have to go to Ellijay upon occasion to give things to & get things from my boss. That's ok. It will get me out of the house once in a while. And I will be able to claim mileage from the company, 40 miles round trip.

Welp, time to take my ibuprofen and Sudafed and go to bed. Maybe I will sleep better tonight than I did last night. Fingers crossed.

No Spend Challenge Update

August 2nd, 2018 at 12:38 am

So far, I have completed 2 rounds of the No Spend Challenge. One for 3 days and one for 4 days. i didn't budge on either one. Today(Wednesday) was a day off from the challenge so i went to the grocery store. I thought I had one more day before starting the next round, but when I looked at the calendar, I start it again Thursday. I failed to get gas because I thought I had one more day. I am going to have to make an exception for gas because I only have 1/4 tank left. While it might last me 4 days, I don't like to let my tank get that low. If I didn't have to go to the office tomorrow, I think it would be fine.

I have adjusted my budget to get me through 8/15. Will have to make some more adjustments as that date get closer.

I am battling a sinus infection, which doesn't seem to be responding to antibiotics. I have been on the antibiotics for 3 days and almost feel worse! Have to call the dr tomorrow.