I almost made it under budge this month. Over by $17. Why? Because my stress eating and allowing myself to purchase something decadent and bad pushed me over. I bought foods we didn't need because I was giving in to using food as a medication.
And now I am forced to accept that it didn't just throw me off of my diet, it affected my budget goal and I'm over.
Something to think about for next time.
I'm not giving up though. I am doing this for at least 2 more months, possibly longer if I can make it work. I have plans for the savings.
I won't say $317 isn't so bad. I know it is still a pretty small amount for 3 people, but I also see it as a failure. Not because it can't be done, but because I chose not to do it. I mad the choice that pushed me off track and now to show that I can indeed do it and stay on track.