Hello everyone! I am in California visiting my mom for Thanksgiving week. I’m grateful to spend time with her and also enjoy the nice weather : )
This week my spending was a bit over budget, by almost $10. This is for a couple reasons: I had run out of a lot of basic groceries early this week so needed to restock (rice, bread, ketchup, etc); I impulse bought some junk food (this always makes my food bill higher than I’d like); and finally I was flying/traveling for most of the day today so I ended up eating out twice for both lunch and dinner.
Normally I try to cook most of my meals at home. I actually really prefer eating at home because that way I have better control over the ingredients and the cost is almost always much lower.
I’ve also been traveling a lot recently, which although it can be fun, it takes a lot of effort for me to keep to a regular routine. I love routine, I am super boring that way 🙂 Sticking to a routine is very helpful for me with my eating disorder because that way my life is more predictable, which I prefer. I like to know what I’m going to eat, what time I’m having my meals, etc.
However life is not always so predictable, so I just have to do the best with what I have. Hopefully things will settle down tomorrow and I can get back into a routine again while I’m at my mom’s house.
My current grocery budget is $100/week. I eventually would like to reduce that to $75-85/week.
Spending for the week:
- 11/12: $26.41
- 11/13: $18.43
- 11/14: $23.30
- 11/15: $13.87
- 11/16: $4.67
- 11/17: $4.76
- 11/18: 18.49