Sunday, April 6, 2008

Uh, One rule I did not adhere to...

Okay, so after I wrote my April goals, I went grocery shopping. I've budgeted $200.00 a week for all food costs (including going out, etc.). I was armed with my coupons, a list (very important) and a resolve to stay within budget. Although I didn't have a chance to go to the bank to pull out cash, I figured (just this time) I would use my checkbook. (Almost same as cash). I was prepared. What I forgot to do was eat before I went. I was famished. Anyone go grocery shopping when hungry before? Good grief. I came home with so many snack foods, my kids thought they died and went to heaven. Did I bust my budget....well....yeah. Did I make things really difficult for my weight watchers week? Unbelievably so! I went over budget by $4.00. It might have something to do with the Reisins, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate kisses, ice cream, pretzels, cookies, etc. etc. that I purchased. I can only imagine how many "calories" I've exceeded....(not that I ate all of it mind you, but it is now in the house).....

I will subtract what I went over to next week's budget, and have a full meal before I venture out grocery shopping again...

4 comments:

Canadian Saver said...

Well if you got all that and only went $4 over, you are good!! I laughed out loud about your kids thinking they'd died and gone to heaven! I did almost the same thing yesterday, bought many more treats than I usually do. Oh well...

Sharon said...

CS,
Yes, they were very happy. Who wouldn't be with 5 different kinds of cookies, three different kinds of chocolate and ice cream? :) I'll have to control my "going out" spending as this was suppose to include that!

change is a good thing said...

I have to agree with CS, if you got all that and only went over by $4, kudos to you! Thanks for the post on my blog, that's how I found you! :)

Sharon said...

@Change,
Thanks for visiting! The only problem with what I got is that I am now eating all those extra treats! Ugh!