Friday, February 15, 2013

Weekly Grocery Spending February 8-14

Last Friday my husband and I went grocery shopping together.  That seems to always mean that we will end up spending too much.  Last week was not an exception.

We ended up spending $210.11.  I knew it would be quite a bit, because we were completely out of fresh produce and needed to buy some meat.  My husband was also out of the easy junk that he likes to keep at work for days when he wants more than just the salad and fruit that he takes to work nearly everyday.  We also stocked up on fruit cups for his lunch, as well as Elliott's. We also ended up with a spiral ham (it was on clearance because we bought it two days before the freeze or use by date), and corned beef, which added quite a bit to our total as well.

Then yesterday we ended up spending $11.13 on produce at Walmart.  That puts us well over budget for the week, but as I've said before, we don't actually go grocery shopping every week, so I have confidence that we can make up for this overspending.

Our weekly total this week was $221.24.

That is significantly more than our weekly budget of $100 per week for our family of three adults, one child, two dogs, and a cat.  I'm still hoping to make some decent progress on our vacation goal in February, though!

Our total spent on groceries for 2013 so far is $707.09.  

We are 6.5 weeks into the year, and our budget is $100 per week, so we are currently  $57.09 over our budget for the year.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Day Plans?

My husband is off tomorrow, so we are going to go out together while Elliott is at school.  I'm pretty sure this will be our first alone Valentine's Day date ever.  Or at least the first one celebrated on Valentine's Day.  When we were dating I came up to see him over President's Day weekend, so I'm sure we went out then to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Tomorrow we are going to go out to lunch, and either do some shopping or see a movie, but I'm not sure which yet.  Darla will be around tomorrow to take care of Elliott after he gets home from school, until we get home.  We'll probably bring home pizza, and then have extra reading and snuggling time with Elliott before bed. 

I probably won't be around much on my blog for the next few days.  I'm rarely around on the weekend, and with my husband being off on Thursday and Friday, I probably won't be around for those two days either.  I'll try to pop on long enough to post my weekly weigh in on Friday or Saturday, though!

What are your Valentine's Day plans?

Monday, February 11, 2013

Weight Loss Check In February 8, 2013

This was my weigh in on Friday.  We had an incredibly busy weekend again this weekend, and I didn't find the time to post this.  My husband is off on Fridays this month, which makes things even crazier.  This last Friday, I barely even found time to weigh in!  We left to go shopping as soon as my sister and Elliott took off for school.  We arrived home with just enough time for my husband to jump out of the van into his truck (the van was too full of big stuff for Elliott to sit in his seat) and go pick him up at the bus stop.

Anyway, my weight loss goal is to lose at least 40 lbs by the time we leave for vacation at the end of June.  My big goal is to lose about 25% of my weight from a month ago, though.  That puts me just about exactly where my doctor wants me to be.

My goal is to lose at least .5% of weight each week, but I certainly didn't do that well over the last two weeks!  I only lost .4% over the last two weeks combined!  I'm making more time this week for working out, though, and not having birthday cupcakes around will certainly help. :) 

So far my total weight loss in the last 4 weeks has been 1.87%.

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