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Feb 17, 2009

keepin' it real

~~I have had so much on my mind lately. I don't even know where to begin. Right now I'm in one of those moods where all I want to do is read blogs, not write them.

~~Oh! It's lookin' like we are winnin' the challenge!!! Our friends have eaten out, I think, 3 times (and that's being nice, since, a certain husband has been buying soda at work, lol)! But, anywho, we went to the outlet mall in Alabama yesterday, the hubby and Kyle had pizza and I got a drink. So, now it's 2 to 1. I am very proud that we have only eaten out once so far this month. I don't think we will be eating out as much anymore.

~~I went through our statements for Dec and Jan and got so sick to my stomach. I wasn't going to tell you all how much we spent on eating out.. but I'm keepin' it real! So.... for the month of December we spent $356.45 and the month of January we spent $259.91. That's ONLY on eating out.. not including groceries. Do you know how many car payments that is for us!? :( Now, I know we had birthday's and all, but there is no reason for us to spend that much on fast food and restaurants! Ugh. I am so disappointed, but we are moving on. We've decided to stop eating out as much and start putting the money we would spend into a separate savings account. So we can't touch it!

~~I have been keeping track of pretty much every single penny we have spent. This month is going to be a high-spending month since we got our income tax return. We also had to buy new tires for Brandon's car, an expensive car part, a big girl seat for Leah and all brand new sippy cups (man, those are over-priced!). Now I hope I can keep this up every month!

~~I am still working out 4x a week! I feel great and I am finally starting to see a difference. I even got hit on at CVS!!! LOL. It was flattering, but a little creepy! I am getting better with what I am putting into my mouth, but I definitely need to work on not eating all that chocolate.

~~My MIL and FIL are coming on Friday for Leah's birthday party on Saturday, so it's going to be a busy week of cleaning! Speaking of Leah, I can't believe she is going to be ONE on the 26th! Her first year definitely went by way too fast. *sigh*

~~I think I have done enough rambling! I figured I would just throw all this into one post!

Hmmm. How about some new pictures of my babies?


Alicia said...

Laura..I think that is awesome how you guys did not go out to eat for so long!!! Honestly, I don't think I could calculate ours because I know that I would literally be sick!!!!!!!

How awesome about you still working out!!! That is great! We went roller skating yesterday and I skated for at least 2 1/2 hours! My inner thighs are sore..LOL!!!

LOL @ you feeling creeped out by being hit on. I know what you mean about it being flattering but at the same time stalkery! Man, I got excited when the cashier at the grocery store called me "Miss" instead of "Ma'am!"

Alicia said...

Oh..forgot to say that I love the new pictures of your kids! Wow..I'm amazed that your kids can totally dress like it's summertime!!!!

Arlene said...

It's crazy when you start keeping track, isn't it? Because you think, "oh, it won't be too bad because I do a lot of cooking at home" But adding it up is always a real eye-opener! I'm glad you guys are doing so well, though; it helps to have that little competition going, though, I bet! :o)

What do you want to do with your header? Well, call me if you need some help... :o)

Sherry said...

Woohoo on the working out and staying on track with not eating out! WE try to limit ours and use coupons. IF you eat out, eat at lunchtime which usually is cheaper. :D

Brooke said...

congrats on your challenge!

we're trying to write everything down this month, but the hubs is having trouble keeping up with his daily tobacco purchases.

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