The other day, my friend was telling me that every February she goes on a spending diet. Rather than reducing calories and weight, her goal is to spend as little money as possible during the month. She picked February because it’s the shortest one of the year. She challenges herself to plan meals based primarily on what is found in her freezer and pantry, only supplementing to complete recipes. She skips the occasional drive through Starbucks or other fast food lines. She completely eliminates Internet shopping and shopping in general for one solid month.
After the extra spending for Christmas, followed by all of the post-holiday sales (that were too good to pass up), I accepted her invitation to join her on a 29-Day-Spending Diet. I am always up for a challenge. Being naturally frugal, this one is right up my alley!
To start off on the right foot, I made our weekly meal plan and grocery list. I was delighted to discover that we already have five delicious dinners on hand — I just need to supplement with fresh veggies. This week’s entire grocery list contains a total of five items for a family of five. I find this much more fun than the other type of dieting which leaves me “hangry” (hungry and angry).
Inspired? Join us on a 28-Day-Spending Diet. What do you have to lose?