My financial fast is bringing up all sorts of emotions. I am only 10 days into my fast and it feels like 100. My goal is to pay a huge chunk of car debt. This is not fun😫.
Today was easier than yesterday. I look to my goal of paying extra on my car in August. In September, my energy and extra funds will go towards my savings. Just keep going! In September, I hope to be controlled in my spending. Not fasting, just controlled. It is 10:30 pm. Tomorrow is day 11 of my fast-over 1/3 of the way through my 30 day commitment.
By the way, I am savoring my meals now . My mouth waters when I think about or plan mealtime. For once, I’m not stressed waiting for payday. I’ll pay off my car and then, all my savings will go to my savings account.
I had one slip up this week when I bought a small salad for lunch. Otherwise, I'm making it! I made a decision to put $500 dollars toward our smallest car payment. I've accepted that one car must be paid off before I can semi-retire. Being a responsible person sucks!
I made a great crock pot roast today. David asked I bring home a pizza yesterday. I was treated to a free lunch earlier in the week at work. Otherwise, lean cuisine for lunch. David cooked dinner twice with supplies we had in our kitchen. I'm eating well during week 1 on my financial fast.
No clothes except from gift certificates. No extras. No lunches out. No random purchases. Three more weeks left I used this technique in the past to save spending money for my vacations. It works if you work it!