Super Budgeting Results: Week 1Posted: March 23, 2012
So, how did my Super Budgeting Week go, you ask?
IT WENT VERY BADLY!
I’m so cheesed, because I was feeling very virtuous all week as I eschewed frivolous purchases. Apparently I didn’t eschew them so much as chew them (har har), since my total for six days is $93.81.
There is one silver lining to this situation, which is I definitely did not use up everything I bought for the week. Things I have left:
- Pinto beans ($1.92): All of them, because it go too hot to cook them (apparently March forgot that it’s supposed to be drizzly and miserable).
- Awesome unsweetened ketchup ($3): It goes with the beans to make savory bbq beans.
- Brown sugar ($1.30): Barely used any of this.
- Rice ($1.35): Still have 3/4 of this left too.
- Cabbage ($0.62): Didn’t use any of this because I already had almost a full head of cabbage in the fridge. Guess I didn’t assess the contents of my stockpile before shopping!
- Lentils ($0.50): Used about half
- Waffles ($2?): About a box left
- 3 eggs ($0.66)
- Almond milk ($1): About 2/3 a box left
- Corn tortillas ($0.30): 1/3 package?
And bought yesterday:
- Bulk peanut butter ($3)
- Buckwheat flour ($1)
- Almond meal ($2)
- Bag of carrots ($1.29)
Some of these totals are estimated, but I have about $18.59 in uneaten food at home, which makes the new 6-day total 75.22. Averaged over six days, that’s a total of $12.53. Rats! Still $2.53 per day above my goal, not even counting things I buy today, if I get anything. I haven’t gone back and thoroughly accounted for all the food I still have – the list above only includes things I can list off the top of my head. I’ve got some bananas, half a red pepper, some ginger root… stuff like that. So maybe my daily total is slightly lower than $12.53, but it’s probably not that much lower.
Happy, or sad? Both? Which should I be?