My New Website and Other Updates

Happy Sunday!

This is a very exciting time for me as I am writing my first post on my shiny new website. I spent the whole day yesterday getting it up and running and I could not be happier now that I have a “permanent home”.  Just a little update: if you are using Internet Explorer 8 or an older version, you will not be able to see the Menu tabs in the top panel as this feature is only supported by newer versions of Internet Explorer. Fear not, you can find it in the footer of this website to access such pages as About, My Debt Story, My Debt Repayment Progress and Contact Me. Please let me know if you experience any difficulties when browsing my website or if you find that something is not working for you, and I will try to get it rectified. You can now subscribe to my new RSS feed, get new posts emailed to you and follow my new blog on Bloglovin.

Okay, now that this is out of the way, let’s look at my spending this week.

Monday, 12 August
no spend day

Tuesday, 13 August
groceries -£2.87
personal care -£1.29

Wednesday, 14 August
groceries -£1.41

Thursday, 15 August
no spend day

Friday, 16 August
website hosting -£19.58*

Saturday, 17 August
groceries -£7.98

Sunday, 18 August
no spend day

Total: -£33.13

*I set some money aside for website hosting as I knew I would be making the switch soon, which means that technically my spending this week was -£13.55.

GOALS UPDATE

My grocery bill was very low this week as I’ve been trying not to eat as much and workout more. As I am trying to lose a bit of weigh (this is a standard procedure, something I do every now and then :)) and tone up a little, I decided that eating a big meal after 6 pm was a bad idea. If I get really hungry in the evening, I just eat low-calorie yogurt or a few slices of pineapple or mango. This really helps both by waistline and my grocery bill. Win-win!

My 3 no spend days is now the norm and I think it will feel weird if I change my routine. I am content with having 3 no spend days and don’t want to push myself too much and have more as my spending is quite low anyway.

Last week I said I would go to the gym 3 times. Well (*blush*), I was only able to go 2 times on Monday and Wednesday as something came up on Friday and I could not go. I am still happy as I had two great workouts this week and I will not stop here.

I have also been dying to read a book on personal finance. I have done some research online and compared book prices on Amazon. Then, it suddenly dawned on me that there was no need to buy books to read them. That’s right, I have joined a library (*patting myself on the back*)! It’s a great library near my office and I have so far borrowed 4 books on personal finance and read 1 of them.

I have not made any extra income this week. I was busy working on my new website (yes, this is my excuse and I’m sticking to it) and completely forgot that I was going to list some items on Ebay. As I still need to take photos and set everything up, I decided to postpone this until next weekend.

I also have some exciting news to share with you all about my trip to South America next year, but it deserves a separate post that I will share next week.

GOALS FOR NEXT WEEK

  • Keep my grocery spending under £20
  • Have my usual 3 no spend days
  • Go to the gym 3 times
  • Read 1 more personal finance book
  • Make some extra cash

How was your week? Are you on track with your spending/goals?

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20 Comments

  1. Smashing job on the no spend days Ms. Eva 😀 It sounds like you have your finances in proper order. I fancy a good pf book every now and again as well. Which one did you just finish reading? I really liked the Millionaire Next Door 🙂 It’s like a case study of rich people and their habits. The Richest Man in Babylon is a great read as well 😀 Good luck with your goals and debt payments 😉 Cheerio.

    1. Thank you 🙂 I finished reading “Sort Out Your Money” by J Middleton and K Langdon, it was an easy read and quite informative. I’ve got 3 more books to read. I’d love to be able to read them on the Tube but I’m not brave enough, so I can only read them at home where no one else but me sees the title of the book, hehe 😉

  2. Well done on the no spend days again, that is brilliant! I really must start monitoring my no spend days because I do have a few of them. And the fact that you included your web hosting fee in this week’s spend and it’s still only £33.13 is inspiring!

    I think not eating big meals after 6pm is a great way to drop a few pounds. I struggle with that though as we tend to eat our evening meal around 8pm!

    1. I only spend money on things I really need, I’ve got until August to go and then we’ll see 😉 I can only skip dinner when I am really motivated to lose some inches, and that’s the case now. I’ll still have a piece of fruit as I tend to go to bed quite late. I think it’s not so easy to skip dinner when you have a family as it’s really nice to get together over dinner and catch up after a long day.

  3. I really enjoy these no spend days and the new site really looks great! You always seem to have able to get a lot of no spend days in there. Its hard for me not to eat after six since that is about the time the whole house gets settled in from work, school and football practice.

    1. Thanks so much Thomas! I’m glad you like it 🙂 I know where you’re coming from in terms of not eating after 6 pm, especially when you have a family as this is the only meal you can have together if everyone in the household has to work during the day.

  4. The new site looks great! I can’t wait until I can give me own site a revamp. Hopefully this happens sooner rather than later.

    You’ve also reminded me that I need to make a visit to my library soon. It’s been a long time comin’!

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