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$66.07 so far...

February 3rd, 2008 at 12:04 am

That's our spending for yesterday and today. That includes $10.59 for food at Wal-Mart, $2.24 for a hot dog and drink for me at work, $1 for coffee for me at work, gas in our truck, and $35 for my oldest stepson. The hot dog and drinks for me at work should come out of the food money since that $87 is for groceries and eating out so I removed $3.25 from the food envelope and slipped it into the savings envelope. I'm not sure if I should have just kept it for myself since I used my money to buy the things at work but I decided to just put that money in savings. That seemed fair to me. Wink

$66.07 seems like a lot of spending for two days but we didn't spend $28.71 on cigarettes in the last two days and that's a very good thing. Smile

DH confessed that he found a couple of butts and has smoked them but he's an adult and I can't prevent that. As for me, I haven't had a smoke or even touched a cigarette since we quit the morning of January 31. I know myself. I can't smoke one, not even one little drag, or I'll be off and running again.

My patch came off at work last night and I haven't replaced it. I'm fine without it. Oh yeah, now and then I think about smoking but it's when I have nothing to do, which isn't often. And even when I think about it it's a fleeting thought. For some reason I don't experience the physical agony and such that so many people do. But that doesn't change the fact that I love to smoke and am addicted. Or that I have to avoid only one cigarette...the next one.

I so very much wanted to go out to eat tonight. Instead, I grabbed a container of store bought barbecued shredded beef from the freezer and nuked it and we had bbq sandwiches. I'd also put some wings in the slow cooker this morning and DH had drained them a few times for me. When I got home from work I drained them again and covered them with Country Bob's Sauce, let them cook about an hour more and we had those with the sandwiches. Not as tasty as mexican food would have been but certainly much cheaper!

And now I want a cigarette. Oh yes, I do want one. I won't have one but I want one!

3 Responses to “$66.07 so far...”

  1. zenith Says:

    Keep going girl! You are doing great!

  2. JanH Says:

    Is there a time of day when it is harder than others to not want a cigarette? I have a really hard time wanting to eat in the evening. You are inspiring me to tackle that urge to munch.

  3. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Jan, I find evening to be the hardest for me. That's probably because I enjoy an evening cup of joe and cigarette or two or three. But, I enjoy the joe and smokes in the morning too! For some reason though evening is harder. I'm not sure why. But I can't afford to gain even 10 lbs so I don't curb my appetite for a smoke with food. That's just trading one crutch for another and I need to learn to be crutchless. Wink

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