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
personal care -£1.29
Wednesday, 14 August
Thursday, 15 August
no spend day
Friday, 16 August
website hosting -£19.58*
Saturday, 17 August
Sunday, 18 August
no spend day
*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.
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?