After completing this experiment, I looked back at Laurie’s article to see how much vegetables cost her family. Clearly this had benefited her family’s budget, and reduced their total spending.
Despite vegetables accounting for much of the spend this past month, I refuse to budge on this aspect.
The consequence is that I have to buy some more expensive gluten-free items to feel healthy.
After I read Laurie’s article, I was amazed by their depression-inspired goals and budgetary constraints.
Pricelessly, my budget announcement and sharing brought people in and many wondered how they, too, could participate.
During this month, I overspent my budget by 2.69.
That’s shocking, embarrassing, and a bit disheartening.
I went on a few dates this month, and that cost me .81. That’s nearly a quarter of the total budget I started with.
There are various solutions to this problem: choose more affordable locations (i.e., coffee shops), stop dating, and/or pay for my own meals/drinks.