Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Better Way

I found a better way to track the results of the "challenge". It hit me this morning while I was measuring the milk I used, pieces of bread..etc. ..that this would be a full time job figuring out to a penny our consumption. On Thursday I spent about $100 at the grocery store. My goal is to live off of that for 2 weeks or roughly $50 a week. So any additional food items I buy in the next 2 weeks will be totaled and that will be what I spent over budget and that will be the amount I donate. Does that make sense? This method will require a lot less time and will probably be a lot more accurate as well. It's really difficult to break down your daily butter usage to the penny:)

As of right now I am over budget by $1.30.
$1.30 on an energy drink (compulsive purchase yesterday)

1 comment:

Jen said...

WAY easier:) We are hosting two gatherings this week but I'm thinking I might try this next week.