Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Fiscal and Body Detox Month - March 2009

Photo Credit: Augapfel

The second week of March has already started, and I am embarrassed to make an announcement so late - I seriously need time-management tips.  

This month, inspired by No-Spend Challenge @ the MotherLoad, & Two books I recently read - The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches: A Practical (and Fun) Guide to Enjoying Life More by Spending Less, & In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, I decided to undergo my own fiscal and body detoxification.  

Nothing serious & difficult as it sounds.  I just decided to buy only vegetables this month.  This does not mean that we are vegetarians, now.  Thanks to couponing and cherry-picking at grocery and drug stores since last November, we now have a sizable amount of stockpiles - in fact, it started to invade our very tiny living space.  I think it is time to take a break from stockpiling and actually downsize our food budget.  I am also hoping to detoxify our body by eating a lot of vegetables. 
A week already passed since I started this challenge and I am happy & proud to report that it is rather going well. 

This past week, I spent; 

Safeway - Total: $6.98
10 lb. bag of Navel Orange - $4.99
3 lb. bag of Yellow Onions - $1.99 

Honolulu's Chinatown - Total: 14.00  
Green Lettuces 
Chinese yams 

* Shops in Chinatown usually do not give out receipts, & I could not keep track of the prices. 

Last Week's Total Spending: $20.98 

As I earlier reported, Target opened in Hawaii.  My husband & I stopped by the store last Saturday.  Because of the detox challenge, however, we did NOT buy anything!  Temptation was everywhere, though.  They had some great store-brand products on sale and I loved their selection of hats and bags.  Well, maybe next month.... 

I am also tempted to buy sardine cans at $.99 on sale at Longs Drugs - I know some people find it disgusting, but I love sardine cans!  A lot of temptation & little willpower..... Hahaha :)  Wish me luck! 


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