Have I mentioned that I don't like grocery shopping? I had to go again today and I have had such a headache all day that I imagine that an axe handle must be sticking out of the top of my head, it feels that awful, but it had to be done, so I went. My husband had given me coupons that had come in the mail and one was for 16 dollars off my order if I went above 160 dollars. They know that 160 a week is above my grocery budget because they track spending with those plus cards, so they are trying to make me get in the habit of spending more. I know that, but 16 bucks? I had to go for it. My youngest son was with me. We stocked up on expensive crazy things like peanut butter (really only 1 jar but it was a biggie) and toilet paper and we threw in a few things we really didn't need like Goldfish crackers. We got the 16 dollars off but we had gotten a little carried away and were over budget even with the 16 dollars off and a few other coupons. I felt bad because I always feel bad if I go over the budget. It's a personal challenge, that budget. I came home and looked up average grocery budgets and found this. Apparently, according to the FDA, I am even under the lowest estimates for a family of 5 which includes 3 teenagers (AND 3 dogs and 2 cats) and we pretty much never eat out. I feel somewhat better, but I am still absolutely determined to stay within budget from now on. :-P
PS. I wore the same pants that I blogged about before here. but I've lost some weight and now they are way baggy on me and so they no longer have the same effect.
PSS. I did have a grocery list today as well as a meal plan, but that coupon made me go kind of crazy. That's my excuse.:-P
PSSS: Also, I had a headache.