I've decided to start blogging my eating adventures. Mostly because cooking has become increasingly boring lately and this will add some excitement to my life. I'm not that girl who shares what she eats because I have an eating disorder. I don't believe in dieting. I think diets, like budgets, are lame and evil. On that financial note, some may consider me cheap and wonder why I can't afford regular food, this has nothing to do with that. Really I am just trying to be more resourceful so my money can be used for more important things. I decided to put cost next to my meals. If it is something I have in the pantry it's free which I realize isn't super accurate but going forward, if I grocery shop, I'll consider those costs.
On my sister's recommendation I stole the title from Carrie Sun's blog on hospital eating .

Sunday, December 30, 2012

What Happened December? (& The Rest of the Year)

Well I was only in Abq. for a few weeks and tried to not shop much during that time.  I did by some root beer milk one day and ate dinner out another day, and have a note that I spent money on something another day (but I have no clue on what).  I did buy a few things at Walmart using a gift card for my Christmas Party soup.  Another day I bought a drink at Starbucks but I justified it by using some of the $16 I had found on the sidewalk.  Once I left for break, Dec 13th, the semester was over as was tracking my spending

December Total: $16.80

Since I started tracking in January of 2012 here is my total for the 2012 school year. 

drum roll....

$782.54 or $65.21/month or $15.05/week or $2.14/day

So if you are one of the people who fed me this year, thanks!

1 comment:

  1. i really can't fathom what it would be like to live for a whole year on less than $1000 for groceries. that's crazy.