Well for the first time this year I had to go shopping for things that I had actually completely run out of, and things that I didn't want to do without. So I just bit the bullet and when Alan said he was going to Aldi I went with him.
I bought a lot of non-food items, but I did buy some foods specifically to start me off with my new diet plan. I have decided to do the Fast 800 which I started yesterday, right through to my birthday week to see if I can shift the weight that has crept up on me. There was quite a bit of interest in the comments on the last post, which surprised me, I wasn't really planning to blog about it, but I am more than happy to if it would help anyone else. Maybe not everyday, but once or twice a week if that suits.
Anyway this Aldi shopping cost me the grand total of £41.76.
Meaning that in February I spent a total of £233.14 ... wow that soon added up!!
January = £547.55
February = £233.14
Leaving me with just £314.41 from my starting figure for the year.
But I'm quite happy with that, after all it includes two haircuts, a car MOT, all the food shopping that I needed and some sundry items like books, birthday cards etc. and it averages out at less than £35 a week spent. This is proving to be very good at focusing me more on my day to day spending so it's been really worth doing.
Now I'm going to spend a little bit more time menu planning for the rest of this week. I have never been a calorie counter so it seems very laborious, but soon I will have a list of all my favourite foods that I can refer to when I menu plan for future weeks, and that should hopefully speed things up no end.