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recovering_spendaholic wrote: »
Hi - I am still getting used to this challenge so apologies if I keep asking stupid stuff! I have found that I am already reducing the total amount I am cooking for each meal so that my portion sizes are better - I used to cook loads and often threw leftovers away. I wanted to ask what you all include in the GC? Some of your targets seem really low to me and I just can't imagine ever achieving anything like them. There are three of us and a dog and I am including:
all food(including eating out or cups of tea/coffee in cafes etc)
loo roll and kitchen roll
bin bags etc
newspapers and magazines
birthday cards, gift wrap etc
"feminine hygiene" stuff (this costs me loads as we are three females!)
What do you all include?
I need to get some bread and salad stuff today but am hoping to limit it to that as my Sainsbury's spend and save (£10 off £50) isn't valid until Monday.
franby64 wrote: »
After avoiding the shops yesterday I've had a bit of a splurge today (ain't that always the way :eek:?).
I spent £8.05 in the C*op on milk, rolls and Jaffa cakes (which reminds me, I've hidden them!), and WW yogurts on offer which were treat for me. In T*sco I bought bacon, fruit and tomatoes spending £6.41.
Anyway, now I'm £8.43 over my weekly target with 2 days to go. On the plus side I think my weekly shop on Tues will be smaller than last weeks and I'm getting more idea about what gets used quickest.
I've still got 2 bags of polenta in the cupboard that I don't know what to do with - the main problem is I don't really like it. Same thing happened to me with tofu until I finally gave up on it. Any suggestions welcome!
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