So, I just went through my bank statements for the past month to break down how much money I spent on food. I don’t keep track of what I buy and I should have a better idea of where my money goes. Also, I use my debit card for everything so, I don’t actually see the cash leave me hand.
I went though my grocery store purchases and added them up since the 16th of May. I thought it was going to be worse, but I do see where I can make some improvements. I never make a list to go shopping. Which means I often go to the store 2 days in a row when I forget something I need. Also, I never just get 1 thing at the store. So, even when I stop at the store for the 2nd day in a row I buy more than just the 1 or 2 things I forgot.
Do you budget your food? If so, how?
I also currently own a lot of food. I buy things ahead of time so I will have food on hand. That is good, but I often don’t eat it because I don’t feel like it. While I don’t want to force myself to eat things I don’t want, I also don’t want to waste food because I’m in a mood. I am going to challenge myself not to buy any food until Sunday.
I have a lot of stuff to live off of until then (for example):
– cereals, waffles
– almond milk
– raisins, almond slices
– 1 apple, 1 orange, watermelon, cherries, frozen veggies, salad stuff
– yogurts (about 6)
– bread, ww tortillas
– pb, jelly, veggie burgers, beans
Another reason for doing this is when I recently decided to be animal free for the next 21 days I realized I have a lot of food that contains animal products. I don’t have steaks or anything like that – not my style. But, I do have yogurt, frozen meals, ww buns, vita muffins – all of which have dairy or eggs. I don’t want these things to go bad and be wasted so I am going to use them before I try to live animal free for 3 weeks. I feel like that is the best, most responsible decision. So, for right now the goal is healthy eating, being aware of my hunger/eating and not spending money till Sunday. (I might have to make a trip to the store on Friday or Saturday for meat for the BF, but that doesn’t count.)