I tend to overdo things. This often gets me into a lot of trouble.
Remember when I sold my car and I was all, “all my money problems are gone! weeee!”
Well, somehow, that is no longer the case. It’s not something I’ve wanted to admit, but I seem to have ended up in a bit of a financial pickle once again.
You see, I have this mentality that you can’t take your riches with you and you should use the money you have to have as much fun as possible. Saving is for chumps, right?
Actually… wrong. But it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks, mmkay?
Living in the city, going on/planning several trips, and having a few weeks of online shopping turrets has squashed the financial cushion I’d built up.
The good thing is that I am still in a much better place as far as debt goes now. I have zero of that.
But, I also seem to have zero money as well. And it’s my fault. I spent it all. Shit happens.
But, I don’t regret any of my purchases (minus the pesky cell phone replacement that I do seriously regret). I’ve had a fun summer, and there’s more fun to come. If I have to be broke as a result, well then I’ll do it.
But now I’m forced to be a bit frugal again, which I hate, but such is life.
This would be fine, but I’m also having to be frugal with the amount of food I eat.
The weight watchers honeymoon is over, and while I’m still dedicated to it, I’m starting to miss eating everything I want.
In my true style, I went back to eating all the things at Firefly this weekend, and I’m paying for in now. (For the record, I actually reigned it in on the boozing somehow – I was hangover free all three days. Go me!)
I do not do well with restraint.
With a lot of groaning, I can be frugal or I can eat healthy – one or the other – BUT BOTH AT THE SAME TIME?!
I’m going crazy.
The inevitability of me hiding in my closet eating a gallon of ice cream with a wooden spoon and talking to my purses (a partial reason for my brokeness) is eminent.
Until then, I’m hiding my credit cards from myself and eating healthy, affordable home-cooked meals when I can. Like this one, which was amazing.
We made Skinny Taste’s Stuffed Buffalo chicken breasts last night, and they were amazing! I used Laughing Cow cream cheese instead of blue cheese because I hate it, and omitted the lemon juice but other than that everything was the same. So good.
Skinny Taste has been my go-to WW recipe blog so far. They’re usually a lot better than the sponsored ones on the WW site. And the recipes are good and don’t taste like diet food, so even if you’re not being food frugal like I am – you’ll enjoy them.
That’s just a little tip from me to you. It will cost you five dollars.
Come on, help a sister out?