So, how did I do?
I think I did pretty darn good!
When you are really, really conscious of sticking to what your plan is, it really makes a difference in the shopping experience. (Heck, this can be said for a lot of things in life, eh?)
Lets take a look at my list first.
Not a huge list for it being 2 weeks since I went shopping.
There are a few things on there that don’t get bought very often, but they are part of an overall shopping experience, so I will not make an exceptions for them.
The question mark by the onions? Well, we really didn’t need them but if they were decent looking and a good price, they were to be considered, so I threw it on the list.
The one thing I couldn’t find was the Sucanat. Totally bummed me out! Love it more than brown sugar.
Now, lets look at my receipts.
Sorry the print turned out so small. If you want to get a good look at what I bought for the “condemn or approve” round, you’ll just have to click on the picture to enlarge it.
This is full disclosure, baby!
OK, now you are going to see that there were a few things that I bought that weren’t on my list. Here’s what they are and why I bought them:
- Ham Salad – Forgot to add something for my lunches for work.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk – Forgot to put on list for Lemon Bar recipe I want to try.
- Banquet Fish Dinner – Again, lunch for work.
- Townhouse Crackers – We were low on these, plus they would go great with the Ham Salad if the kids wanted some for snacks when they came up this weekend.
That’s it, only 4 items that weren’t on the list. Dang, that’s pretty good for me (and of course, I’d forgotten to eat before I left, but I didn’t let that get in my way… yay stomach!!).
Even though the rules say that an item is OK to buy if I knew that I was getting low on it, I am not going to justify any of these items. I know I could, but then I wouldn’t be learning from this little experiment, now would I?
So how am I going to rate my first week? Well, kinda hard to do without some sort of scale to go by (yeah, kinda forgot about that part). So let’s remedy that right now, shall we?
1 = Pathetic
2 = You Could Do Better
3 = Getting Warmer
4 = Oh, So Close!
5 = Shopping Goddess
Now that that’s established, I give myself a 4.
I was very close and restrained myself from putting things in my cart that I probably would have because we would have used them, but we didn’t NEED them.
And on a personal note, $90.55 qualifies as Happy Dance material right there!
OK, it’s your turn now. How did I do? Be honest, because that is what I’m looking for here.
If you’d like to try the challenge yourself, let me know and I’ll link up your page so others can see how you do too!