…in both my finances and off my body!
And where do I sit as I write this? Why at Caribou of course, a place I’m trying to trim from. But it is a special treat today as I wait for Lovie to finish class so we can head to the art museum.
Budget-wise: All of the stops at Caribou for my fruffy coffee drinks and the gas station/vending machine for snacks or pop. The ‘Latte Factor’ as some call it. My drink of choice is a medium caramel cooler-hold the whip (a choice I made on the whip a while ago after seeing how many calories it added to the drink). During the holidays though, it changes to a medium chocolate cooler with dark chocolate, crushed candy canes mixed in-hold the whip, but a few candy cane pieces on top. It is absolutely like Heaven or Christmas in a cup!! Now, these drinks are typically about $4.60 a pop. I try and save on them where I can (10% off when you bring your own reusable cup, and 10 cents off if you answer the daily trivia correct). That still adds up to be a pretty penny at the end of the month though! I did an estimate of what I’ve spent so far…$80.00 and there is still a week left of September! That’s $80 that could have been added into my emergency fund, or paid towards my credit cards. Or $80 that could have been used for my car expenses. $80 that could have helped so I didn’t feel so bogged down, paycheck-to-paycheck.
I’ve known it was time for a while. I know that it isn’t going to be easy. But it is time, and I am ready to take hold of my irrational spending and my fitness and health, and get things in order.
What have you done to help trim the fat?