Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Time to press the reset button...

Okay, life has definitely kept me busy.  And I feel like I'm lost control of my healthy eating and my spending.  Not that I've been spending alot of money lately, but it seems to go hand in hand.  When I don't plan appropriately, and I don't pack a healthy lunch, I end up spending money and buying a not-so-healthy lunch

This past weekend I had my fill of junk food and I reached that point where I had enough.  No more eating out, no more spending money on food that I could have brought from home and could have made healthier.

DH and I received our tax returns and I'm glad to say that I'll be able to put a small portion to the EF.  This month has been a bit more expensive in terms of birthdays and other social events (wedding showers, wedding socials, etc) so I'll have to figure out where the numbers sit and how much is needed vs how much can be put away.  All the bills are up to date, so I'm thankful for that.  The deposit for the destination wedding will be made this month as well.  Then it will be time to focus on saving the remaining amount needed for the wedding.  I believe final payment is due in October, so it's definitely an aggressive savings goal.

We're also planning a small family road trip in June.  I will need to figure out realistically what we can afford.  In the end if we end up having a staycation, I'll be okay with that.  There's really no need for us to drive 8hrs south when there's plenty to do in and around the city.  This week's financial goal is to review the budget and the bank balance and figure out what's going where.

I did get quite a bit of decluttering done this past weekend and it felt good to throw out 3 garbage bags full of old product, old clothes and just things that we've been hoarding.  Does our closet look any more spacious?  Not really but I know that I made a small dent and I'm glad for that.

Now if only I could get back to blogging more often.  Hope everyone is doing well!


  1. It's hard to find your groove and stay in it 100% of the time! Hope you're able to meet your savings goal! I paid for a little summer road trip today & have a post going up tomorrow about it! :)

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