This may be too dumb to post here, but I just had a revelation. Now, for the most part, I am a pretty frugal person. I don't own credit cards, I rarely buy myself clothing, go on vacations, go to the movies, etc. But I just checked my online bank account, I realized that in the past month, I've spent about 200 bucks on restaurants!!!! That is insane, and ridiculous!!! Not only is it unhealthy, but that money could be going towards my graduate classes, a gym membership, etc.
Just so I'm accountable to someone, I'm offering myself a challenge, and you guys are welcome to use it too. I want to go a whole month without eating out. Soooooo..... I'm starting tomorrow, since today's almost over and not much of a challenge. I realize this may seem fairly stupid, and makes me look like a weak loser, but atleast I'm trying to fix this, right?
July 7- No restaurants today! And I was tempted, because some jerk STOLE MY LAUNDRY from our apartment laundrymat.
July 8- no restaurants today!
July 9- success! And I walked 4 miles today!
July 10-another day without eating out. And I walked another 4 miles today
July 11-I ended up not going out with my students (too tired) and I did another 4 miles today.
July 12-no eating out today! 4 more miles
July 13-no eating out today! 4 more miles
July 14-no eating out today! 4 more miles
July 15-no eating out today! 4 more miles
July 16-no eating out today!
July 17-no eating out today!
July 18-no eating out today! I went to the movies and brought my own snacks!
July 19- no restaurants today! 4 miles today
July 20- still on track
4 miles today
July 21- still on track--4 more miles!
July 22- no eating out--4 miles
July 23- still on track--4 miles
July 24- got asked to go to a junk foody-restaurant and I said no; too rainy to walk today
July 25-did my walking and ate at home
July 26-no eating out today; walked 4 miles
July 27-no eating out today!
July 28-I ate out today at a salad bar--I made good choices and only paid $6, so not a total loss! I still walked.
July 29-walked 2 miles today; no eating out.
July 30-didn't walk today, but I didn't eat out either! Pants fit better
July 31-no eating out. I'm doing the treadmill for an hour tonight after dinner. No excuses!!
Aug. 1-lots of walking today at the zoo, and ate out. I ate within my WW points though.
Aug. 2-ate at IHOP with friends, but ate pretty healthy. I totally ignored the bacon!
Aug. 3-no eating out today and did 1.5 miles on the treadmill.