Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sticking to it

I really want this to be the year that I stick to my budget, and save more money (among other things!). The challenge for me in this area is going to be eating out. I eat out practically everyday that I work, and spend between $5-$10 each time. Not to mention my coffee addiction. I love grabbing a Biggby before I go to work, and it's wrecking my budget!

So, I recognize that my solutions are: bringing my lunch from home, and making my own coffee. I also need to give myself more time before work so that I can actually pack my lunch (or do it the night before), and make my coffee. I'm going to be honest-it is so hard for me to give myself extra time. I am such a procrastinator when it comes to getting ready for work. I stay in bed a few minutes longer than I should, spend more time in the shower than I need to, and those few minutes could be spent getting my lunch and coffee ready. However, I have to say that sometimes nothing beats a flavored coffee with tons of whipped cream to get my day started.

I'm not going to lie. It's going to be tough for me, but I want to be true to my goal and stick with it. We'll see how it goes this week....


Stacy said...

I will help with the lunch think! I will bring myLunch too! And I can bring you some cool whip if you need it!!!

Becky said...

Maybe a compromise? Maybe make your lunch everyday and save that 5-10 dollars each day, but let yourself have a coffee each morning? I've always worked best on a rewards basis; I've "bribed" myself to get out of bed by promising myself a Starbucks! Do whatever works for your budget, but remember also to treasure each day and live a little bit! (I hope that's not bad or discouraging advice...) Good luck!