Day 14

Free thing(s) I did/acquired today:

  • Spent the morning with Luv
  • Motorcycle ride to work
  • Read a book called The Fast Diet or the 5:2 Diet – The woman who was less sick during chemo after several days of fasting is incredible information. Fasting also decreases diabetes, cancers, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • Took at walk during work!! First time away from the desk during the day in 3+ weeks.
  • Dinner, paid for by work.
  • Scored a free lunch because they messed up our order!

Item(s) I passed up buying:

Cash Spending

  • $10 – Mariposa bakery Donuts with hazelnuts!

Spending on Necessities

  • $0

Spending on NON-necessities

  • $8.17 – Fruit salad for co-worker and yogurt for me

Reduced from fridge/pantry/freezer

  • Produce box: strawberries!! radishes, apricots
  • Fridge: none
  • Freezer: pancakes
  • Pantry: none

Cash remaining: $61.94

Day 13

Free thing(s) I did/acquired today:

  • An in-person interview with Apple!
  • Rode my motorcycle to work
  • Run x 2!
  • Picked up produce box

Item(s) I passed up buying:

Cash Spending

  • $0

Spending on Necessities

  • $0

Spending on NON-necessities

  • $3 for shipping to sell a book (I should get most of this back in the sale)
  • $16 (used Amex gift card) on pink medium sized smartwool run socks. I’ve been looking for these for a long time.

Reduced from fridge/pantry/freezer

  • Produce box: lettuce
  • Fridge: strawberries, cheese
  • Freezer: chicken, corn
  • Pantry: none

Cash remaining: $71.94

Day 12

Free thing(s) I did/acquired today:

  • Body Pump
  • Spent the morning with Luv

Item(s) I passed up buying:

  • A golf skirt from zappos

Cash Spending

  • $0

Spending on Necessities

  • $0

Spending on NON-necessities

  • $3 on selling a DVD (I should get most of this back in the sale)

Reduced from fridge/pantry/freezer

  • Produce box: none
  • Fridge: none
  • Freezer: none
  • Pantry: oatmeal

Cash remaining: $71.94

Day 11

Free thing(s) I did/acquired today:

  • Running! 4 miles!
  • Visited Luv
  • Tried on clothes

Item(s) I passed up buying:

  • A Naked juice drink
  • A pair of blue zebra run pants

Cash Spending

  • $0

Spending on Necessities

  • $15.09 on fruits and veggies
  • $15 for dinner with Luv

Spending on NON-necessities

  • $0

Reduced from fridge/pantry/freezer

  • Produce box: Brought lettuce into work and will eat tomorrow
  • Fridge: Oatmeal pancake and bacon from Saturday
  • Freezer: Homemade granola bar (man, these are a lot of calories need to modify the recipe in the future)
  • Pantry: Honey Nut cheerios

Cash remaining: $71.94

Day 10

Free thing(s) I did/acquired today:

  • Made Snickerdoodles
  • Got my $100 American Express gift card in the mail today (used my rewards points). I could have used this yesterday when I got that dress!

Item(s) I passed up buying:

  • I put the old bag on the new bike, but I really want to get a protective film to put on my painted areas that may come in contact with the bag. The shipping is more than the cost of the film. Wish I had kept the film when I purchased the bags (though they say it only lasts a year).

Cash Spending

  • $0

Spending on Necessities

  • $0

Spending on NON-necessities

  • $0

Reduced from fridge/pantry/freezer

  • Produce box: none
  • Fridge: none
  • Freezer: Some pre-made oatmeal
  • Pantry: a few granola bars

Cash remaining: $71.94

Day 8 and 9 of $100/month budget

Day 9
Free thing(s) I did/acquired today:

  • Sunday streets (a little lame this time around)
  • Walked 7+ miles around my city with a friend

Item(s) I passed up buying:

  • A dress that Luv would love but I wasn’t completely into – it was low cut AND short in length – I can do one or the other but not both because I think it looks sleezy.
  • A floppy (derby like) hat that would go great with my new dress
  • A seafoam dress from Lucy that would be good for any outdoor activity
  • A grey golf skirt that would double as a run skort or hiking skirt
  • A number of necklaces and jewelry
  • Some bras

Cash Spending

  • $0

Spending on Necessities

  • $26 – brunch and dinner with a friend

Spending on NON-necessities

  • $85 – A super cute dress – now thinking I should have waited till the end of the month to buy and if it was still there, then buy it.

Reduced from fridge/pantry/freezer

  • Produce box: none
  • Fridge: none
  • Freezer: Last crinkle cookie
  • Pantry: Last of the donuts

Cash remaining: $71.94.

Day 8
Free thing(s) I did/acquired today:

  • 5K (previously paid for)
  • Installed luggage rack on bike
  • Windshield and new levers were installed on bike
  • Free cultivate festival in the park
  • Walked 5 miles around the city
  • California Academy of Science

Item(s) I passed up buying:

  • n/a

Cash Spending

  • $1 – kids were selling lemonade so I decided to help out

Spending on Necessities

  • $2.77 for motorcycle part

Reduced from fridge/pantry/freezer

  • Produce box: none
  • Fridge: none
  • Freezer: chocolate cake
  • Pantry: oat bar

Cash remaining: $71.94.