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CRANKY40 wrote: »
Hello everyone and thanks for the thread Elsiepac. I really need to join in this month please. My grocery cupboards have far too much in them and some of it needs using up. Meals are a bit chaotic as I have a 14 year old son who would happily eat pasta with a tomato based sauce every night if I let him and then there's me - I'm almost permanently engaged in an attempt to lose weight.
I did join the grocery challenge at the beginning of the year but due to circumstances I stopped keeping proper track of food spending. One of my closest friends was very ill so I was spending money on treats and on making treats for her (it was cancer so although she was ill, the massive doses of steroids that she was taking made her very hungry). I also started working in April. Until then I'd spent 9 years being a stay at home mum after being widowed when my ds was 4 (I tried to keep working at the time but holiday time childcare was unavailable so gave up almost 9 months after being widowed).
It would be easy to use the extra money from my wages for convenience/junk food and to some extent I did when my friend was ill and we spent a lot of time hospital visiting. We also ate a fair bit of junk food/takeaway rubbish the week after my friend died. I'm hoping to record our meals every day on here to make myself accountable and also to stick to the budget that I will set myself and hopefully to come in under budget.
July is a 5 week month for me so I will start with a budget of £300 please. That will be food/toiletries etc for me, ds and food/litter for 1 cat.
Doom_and_Gloom wrote: »
ETA - I saved the aquafaba from the chickpeas used in the pasta salad. I will make mayonnaise out of it tomorrow.
thriftwizard wrote: »
Did you get the new place, elsiepac? Fingers crossed...
elsiepac wrote: »
Budgets updated to here
Hi everyone! Sorry for being a bit absent, lots been going on here!
Yes I did!! Woop woop!! So very very happy and excited to move in! I move 25 July! I've had to move my animals out of my current house already as a favour to my friends who own it as they are going to sell, so the animals are on extended holidays for the next few weeks, in the process I got badly bitten by one of the degus and it got infected so spent most of Sunday at minor injuries and then most of Monday at the hospital and then also a couple of hours on Wednesday! Still, it's healing nicely now and the infection has been cut out... _pale_
It's all go, and I've been partially good and partially very bad, which I think is going to average out on the slightly bad side in terms of GC, so I need to focus again now I've had a week of madness. I can do it, even though everything seems very chaotic at the moment!!!
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