DAY 2: $50.00 / +0.6 lbs
Breakfast: A fresh banana for breakfast to-go since they won’t be around for long and made a deliciously free coffee (or 2!) once I got to work. The coffee machine at work is luxurious and there truly is no reason to run through a Starbucks on my way in.
Lunch: Heated up a baked potato and spiralized carrot noodle dish (in above pic) I had made earlier in the week. I really wanted Subway and normally would go, but realized I was just hungry in general and ate what I had of course. I’m throwing in a $5 savings for that change!
I’m posting early and am not really hungry. Can wine be my dinner??
I know that there is a gain of 0.6 lbs up there, but I’m not stressing. Weight fluxuates and I had a lot of salt yesterday. Well, that’s what I’m telling myself, but hopefully a loss gets going soon!
The big savings news of the day is that I lowered the Phone/Cable/Internet bill! I intended on calling just to see what my options were and to see how much I could save if I canceled cable and phone. Turns out that we’d be taking a hefty penalty for canceling our contract a year early so that was out. My customer service person was awesome. I told her I couldn’t really afford what we were paying and I got a $25/month discount for being a loyal customer. Then she refreshed our HBO so that we would get the current special of FREE HBO for 12 months saving us another $20/month! I’m locked in on this deal for the rest of my contract and feel like this was a total win.
I’m trying to figure out how to use this category during the freeze and I’m thinking that I just commit to doing something for myself daily that makes me happy…and distracts me from spending money. Today I came home and poured myself a glass of wine (from an already opened bottle in the fridge), sat on the patio, enjoyed the weather and just…relaxed. It felt great. Cheers!