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Fell Off The Wagon

February 23rd, 2017 at 02:27 am

I think I see a pattern here. When I came back from the UK I decided to go on an alcohol fast and it ended up being a period of low alcohol instead and unfortunately it has happened again - some things I have next to no willpower with. Why do I need to impose a restriction on myself anyway? I just bought one bottle of wine for the weekend so I can have a glass here and there. I had one tonight and that is all. This bottle was $15 which is my usual allowance I give myself for two bottles. Oh well.

Other spending today was petrol of $60, which should hopefully last a month. I also want to wash the car on the weekend too.

Tomorrow I am going to hunt for a new suit after work - I got a stain on one of my black suits which won't come out. I've had it for 2 1/2 years so got plenty of wear out of it. Unfortunately the material in my my favourite suit (1 1/2 years old) is also starting to wear dangerously thin; I can see the pants ripping one day so I actually am up for two new suits. I will put these one or two suits on my low rate credit card to repay back at around $40 per week until it's done.

Speaking of credit cards, small amounts of spending here and there meant I owed at the end of the credit card period $46.95 on one and $82.06 on the other - so have paid $64.51 this week and will pay the remaining $64.50 next week. It's amazing how these little things creep up, I barely remember what I bought - the scariest thing is when the credit card debt is larger can you even remember what you spent it on? I'm not going back to that place so will have to be more diligent with noting down what was spent on there.

6 Responses to “Fell Off The Wagon ”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Maybe you can get a deal on the suits/ Sometimes I see nice work wear Buy one, get one half off or something.And I know what you mean about the credit card--ever vigilant!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I think you like the idea of giving something up because it sounds wonderful, but then find it hard to actually do it. I think you are making it tough on yourself. I say that with respect and kindness because I do the same thing. I tell myself I'm going to cut way back on certain foods, but then think, well, I will only have a little, then I get resentful when I feel like I want more. Games I play in my head...not fun!

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    MEC I was hoping for the same thing, a buy one get half off or something. I ended up getting one suit which was $210 for $132, so I think I got a good deal for a long-lasting garment. I'm still pondering suit 2 however everything here is catering for summer so all the sleeves are short, which creates some difficulty!

    Rob- you made me smile and I'm glad there is someone else out there in the same boat! I've done well this weekend though- because I bought a better quality wine I sip it slowly to savour the taste, so I am definitely having less than usual so I am proud of the effort on that part. I guess with some things discipline is hard.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm having similar issues with chocolate. I have cut way back, but since Valentines have not been able to keep it to once a week.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    It's so hard isn't it? Half of my problem is the routine I set myself so whenever I try to cut back or change it's so painful. Good luck, I hope you can cut back again.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks! Good luck with your efforts too.

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