One Month - No eating out challenge

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One Month - No eating out challenge
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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 12:19am

I caught the last ten minutes of Suze Orman last night, Saturday night.

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Thu, 11-03-2011 - 11:03am
Can I just vote you should reward yourself with a new lipstick or something that lasts, that is not food with all that extra cash in your wallet? Good for you and I bet you feel better too!
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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 1:47am

That's a very important concept that you have brought up - to reward one self and not with food.

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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 2:00am
galstorelady wrote:
Can I just vote you should reward yourself with a new lipstick or something that lasts, that is not food with all that extra cash in your wallet? Good for you and I bet you feel better too!

Good idea. Will give the lipstick a try. It's an investment that I won't soon forget!

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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 9:56am

galstorelady wrote:
Can I just vote you should reward yourself with a new lipstick or something that lasts, that is not food with all that extra cash in your wallet? Good for you and I bet you feel better too!

Good idea. Will give the lipstick a try. It's an investment that I won't soon forget!


Bex -

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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 1:09pm

OMG!

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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 9:12am
Lol it's not you at all! My family thinks I'm nuts to be excited about stocking up on items, but it's so nice to not have to worry about having something like that blow the budget.

Yesterday I took some of the extra money that I had from not eating out and went and bought a new gym bag and lunch bag (on sale). The lunch bag has a compartment where you can put a freezer pack so that everythign will stay cool all day. So even when I work out in the mornings and go straight to work from the gym, my food will stay cold (and therefore no more eating out excuses).

So I am on day 9 :) I'm hoping November will be a skinny month for me!!!

Bex -

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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 7:27pm

Yay for you!!

I, too, have been using the special cold packs in my lunches, takes the worry out of eating out of my bag day into dusk.

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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 8:45pm

Great job on the

Kassandra

"It is said that life has its peaks and valleys.  The challenge is to accept them equally and experience them

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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 10:06pm
AWESOME KASSIE!!!! I'm still waiting to feel better (only on day 3 of the morning exercise thing and boy is my body fighting me :( )
I know it will come in time. I got my lunch bag at Bentley in the mall (they had buy one get on half off and the gym bag was cheap so I went for it). It's HUGE. Lol. The girls at work are teasing me about packing a suitcase for lunch. BUT I eat breakfast, lunch and two snacks at work so I need room!!!!
Its amazing how everything comes together. I didn't notice it until you mentioned it, but my skin was looking pretty dull and dry and seems to be coming around!

Bex -

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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 10:09pm
Thanks Audrey. I was cleaning out my wallet today doing a dig for receipts because I had to do some expenses for work, and I found 6 (SIX) receipts for dinners or nights out (mostly with BF) from the past few months. In total they came to . . . wait for it . . . over $280!!!! And that was only the receipts I could find AND only the meals I paid for. BF and I split things pretty equally which means twe spent over $500 on CRAP!
That's a third of my small student loan *hangs head in shame*

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