Yes, I’m still alive!
I’m 50/50 on my goals that I set for myself this week. I haven’t weighed myself at all since last Monday morning, so tomorrow morning’s weigh in will be a complete suprise. I feel like I did well this week though. My eating was really good, I stayed within my points for the week, and I exercised 6 days. So no matter what the scale reflects I know that I did good.
I wasn’t able to completely follow through with my 2nd goal for the week though, which was to track all of my food on my Spark People account. I did really well most of the week while I was off work, but I wasn’t able to keep it up with the crazy weekend I had. Working 12 hour shifts really doesn’t leave time for anything else besides sleep, run, work … repeat. I’m not disappointed in myself for not following through on this one, I tracked everything in Weight Watchers atleast so I pretty much know where I stand.
One thing I have been working on lately is a plan to help me save money and pay down my debts. I haven’t quite gotten the plan completely in place, but I’m working on a budget and I’ve been clipping coupons and reading some websites and blogs about money saving tips.
I’m shocked at how much money I spent on groceries last month. I added up all my grocery trips and the total came out to a god-awful ridiculous amount that I’m too embarassed to even repeat because it’s literally that shocking. I’ve definitely got to get that under control! I think once my two week ban on grocery shopping is over, I’m going to start doing my grocery shopping once a week when the new sales ads come out. I’m going to plan all my meals ahead of time for the week based on the items that are on sale at the stores I shop at.
I even made a coupon organizer complete with printed categories labels. Lookie …
Do you shop with coupons? What kind of money saving strategies do you use?