Thursday, May 29, 2014
My Frugal Journey aka Deprivation Diary
In the last few weeks, my life has changed or should I say I have imposed a moratorium on spending! For my families financial health we have had to cut back to the bone. This series, My Frugal Journey aka Deprivation Diary, will chronicle my journey with sticking to a bare bones budget. I'm hoping this helps others in their quest for better financial health! Remember...you are not alone! Others are going through the same thing you are! With this economy there is no doubt.
I have been feeling really deprived the last few days. Bad habits are hard to break. Trying to get over the fast food cravings! Last night I just wanted a Subway sub so badly but I resisted! Yeah me! It feels good to know I stuck to my budget! I also had to go to Kroger to get prescriptions filled. I am happy to tell you I didn't purchase anything but the meds! Any other time I would have been looking for a bargain to buy. Just because it is a great deal doesn't mean it is in the budget.
On the upside of my budgeting, I think I have lost a few pounds. Just not buying a candy bar here and there and no fast food seems to be helping in more ways than one!
I am still struggling with not buying anything that is not absolutely needed. I feel deprived. I see people on Facebook going on vacations or going places and I wonder how they can afford to go and do all that they do. I suppose some of them made better choices than I did when they were young. I also suspect some are using plastic to fund their activities. I refuse to do that.
And don't even get me started on Pinterest! That is a sure path to dissatisfaction in your life.
Maybe I need to stay away from social media a little more!
Till next time!