I'm starting to wonder why I try to plan anything, I seem unable to cooperate with my menu plan. I make one and completely ignore it then freak out when it's time to cook dinner. I plan because then I know what to buy but then don't cook it. Oh well I guess as long as we are eating at home and not out it's good, right?
4 weeks in and our grand total saved is 278 dollars. That is a lot of money we didn't spend on salty, fatty, hfcs laced food! Also this month I found a report that 48% of fast food soda fountains contain fecal waste, that made me feel better and it also freaked out everyone I told. An unanticipated side effect of the no dining out rule was what I lost, 5 POUNDS. I guess those lunches and cookies out made more of a difference than I thought. I feel even better about this now!