Trying to get back into all sorts of good shape for the fall season I suppose. Technically, I guess this should be called a sugar-less September because I’m not giving up all sugar (still doing fruit and bits of super dark chocolate).
So let’s talk about it.
Why a Spend-Less September?
The other fall/winter months are heavy on the expenses around here: Fall birthdays, Winter birthdays (waving to everyone!), Christmas, Annual bills (Hello, Missouri property taxes).
September falls evenly between the crazy expenses of back to school and the beginning of the fall, falling of dollars off our money trees.
Seems like a great time to try to break my (not proud) Bath and Body Works on-line ordering habit. Wish they’d quit sending me all the great deals!
And I don’t know what’s been going on with my grocery shopping lately but the total at the register and the total my budget allows….not even close to each other. We should be well-stocked to survive a grocery bill cut (I hope, anyway!).
What I’ll buy during my Spend-Less September:
Tickets to football games and marching band competitions (a given expense with a kid in the band) plus food when out-of-town for those events and gas to get there.
Groceries to round out what is already in the fridge, freezer, and pantry. And lunch stuff for J.
Household items such as shampoo and toilet paper if needed.
Why A Sugar Free September?
I’ve been eating too much of it lately and my clothes are a bit too snug
I know I feel better when I don’t eat a lot of sugar
Time to work on being healthy
My Sugar Free Plans:
Drink at least 1 glass of water with peppermint and lemon each day
Fruit for dessert instead of junk
More time outside
Hoping for a very successful September!
Do you have any plans for next month?