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I Made It!

December 27th, 2006 at 09:16 am

I finished my first Breakfast Challenge. I was not going to buy more breakfast foods for myself for the four weeks up to Christmas. I had so much in the pantry, that I wanted to use up and rotate it. I am paying myself $5 for each week, so that means there is $20 to add to my local CC. I am going to put that on this next bill that is due next week. The big thing is not only did I use up food I already had, but that I was disciplined enough to finish a challenge. I almost forgot a couple of times in the store, but then realized that even though I carry a list, I sometimes get a couple more things that we normally use to add to the pantry. I found that I need to THINK a bit more--not on what I can use, but on what I can do without at that time. I'm wondering about buying a couple of items for breakfast at the beginning of the month and seeing if I can use it all up by the end of the month. Continuing the challenge sort of. I really only need to stockpile more in the hurricane months. I guess my next Breakfast Challenge is to see about doing the challenge each month. It's funny how excited you can get over something like this.....

8 Responses to “I Made It!”

  1. Aleta Says:

    Our store has this deal that if you buy $25. worth of groceries, that you'll receive 3 free items, worth about $5. or more. I know that I'm going to spend the $25 anyway, so I fall for it. There are times, that's it's just better not to spend anything. Now that's real savings. I think that your idea of just not going in and eating what you have is wise. I'm trying to do the same. Sounds like you a handle on it.

  2. Amber Says:

    way to go on your challenge

  3. Amber Says:

    way to go on your challenge

  4. Amber Says:

    way to go on your challenge

  5. Frayed Buckeye Card Says:

    Why do we get excited? Because some of us are competative even if it's only with ourselves.

  6. Bookie Says:

    I'm with you as far as getting excited when I find a way to save.

    The little games I play turn into dollars I can take to the bank. "Saving is not spending" is the first axiom of frugality, and "It's not saved until it's banked" is the second.

    Way to go on the breakfast challenge. Let us know how it continues.


  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    Good for you!

  8. boomeyers Says:

    Awesome job completing your challenge! Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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