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No Shopping February, Starting to Slip?

February was kind of a month of reckoning on my journey to spend less.  I continued to work on figuring out exactly where my money was going, and I learned that it mostly goes only a few places:

1. Food
3. Debt

So, all the money that I thought I would simply have if I stopped shopping, actually doesn't exist.  I was shopping on credit, which was what was continuing my cycle of debt, and eliminating that shopping, didn't actually leave a lot of extra money on the table.  So, I've had to dig a little deeper.  So, I have started changing a few behaviors to start saving money in the small pockets that are available.  Here is what I am doing:

1. Making every attempt to spend less than $100 a week on groceries.  Honestly, this shouldn't be hard, but I was spending an absurd amount before.  I eat out a lot, eat at my mom's house about four nights a week, and was throwing away tons of food.  Not only was it a waste of money, but wasteful in other ways as well.

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