Tuesday, January 17, 2012

3rd week of challenge check-up

This weekend ended up being a lot more fun than expected, though that also means slightly more expensive than expected. I went to the movies with my dad, full intentions to pay for the whole thing. He paid for the popcorn/soda and dinner afterward, which was awesome. Total spent was $28.00 for the tickets. Then on Sunday, I swung by my half brother's house to watch the football game (Go RAVENS!) and we split the bill for pizza and wings. It was an awesome time, for $15. All in all, this weekend cost me $43, all falling rather comfortably within my personal budget. And it's payday this coming Friday! (Oh yeah, I also did put gas in my car and pretty much used 90% of it. Oops. That brings the total to ~$88.50.)

I am also doing fairly well with meal planning, have started "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham, and should start indoor exercising next week so that I can work my way through Erika's 10 Pound Challenge. I'm a big outdoor exerciser, but it's cold, wet and miserable outside these days, so that's not a good option... at least not for another 6 weeks.

No/Low Spend January stats: $131.43 / $300. I have $168.57 left, and I am determined to save at least $50 of those. That will leave me with about $75 to spend in groceries/misc (excluding $45 for gas).

Last, is anyone else having issues with leaving comments on blogs? It seems that I have issues on over 3/4 of the comments I am attempting to leave, where they don't post and the page turns white and I can't even revisit the commenting section again unless I close the browser altogether. I've had to end up emailing some people since I can't post, but most I just forget about it with the promise to get back to it later (and havent).

It's Tuesday, and we're halfway done with the No-spend January! I see a lot of you are just doing awesome and putting me to shame, so keep at it. I promise to catch up on the second half!


  1. I know exactly what you mean with the commenting! I don't know what it is but it's extremely annoying.

    Sounds like you're doing great with your no spend days also.

  2. Tanner I am having the same trouble- white frozen pages. My laptop and desktop are doing it but not my phone (sometimes)

  3. Good work, I was able to go out for prime rib on a gift certificate and only spent about $19.00 last weekend. I have problems once in a while but not often. But it is a drag when they disappear.

  4. I have had it happen to me a few times and its very annoying! You are doing great by the way. I love how you are already planning to put money to the side from what you have left

  5. Isn't it so nice to SHARE expenses instead of footing the entire bill! And you got to spend time with family:) You are doing great on the low spending challenge - wishing you luck with the 10 pound challenge!

  6. Glad I'm not the only one with the comment issue, though I wish they'd fix it!

    @ Kim- Wow, share your secrets with me! That's awesome for a rib dinner.
    @ Jane- It definitely makes a difference to share a bill. Wish he hadnt, but glad he did at the same time.

  7. Sounds like a great weekend! :) I haven't read that book... Let me know how you like it! :)