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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

No Eating Out In August Challange

For most of yesterday we were good about eating out. But on a whim for family home evening we decided to get ice cream at Arctic Circle. We spent $2.20 on ice cream cones. I opted to get a courtesy cone (which are free) for my daughter and I instead of having to pay for one. They were so good. You can even get them dipped. They have chocolate, bubble gum and peanut butter dips. I got the peanut butter one. So worth the trip. Yum!

Here are the guidelines we set up for the challenge:

1. Reduce our $20.00 a week budget for eating out to $10.00 a week. Putting the extra $10.00 into our Christmas fund.

2. Try to not eat out more than one time a week. (This is particularly going to be challenging for my husband because the people at his work love to eat out and he loves to go with them.)

3. Work or church related eating out that we do not pay for does not count.

4. We will track our progress daily and report back here. I am hoping this will motivate us since we are going to have more accountability to all of you.

Anyone else who would like to join in on the challenge feel free to. Of course you can change your guidelines to fit your situation. The main point is to do better than you already are. I would love to hear how you are doing if you decide to participate. I'll let you know how I did today in the morning and will have a grand total for the week. Good luck to all you who are joining in!

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