Last day of the first month! And I have survived.
Already spent: £49.61
Still to spend (in one day???): £10.39 (that would be fun!)
Days to go: 1
Breakfast: Beans ((12p) on toast (paid), fruit juice
Lunch: Saturday soup (10p), bread and butter (paid), apple (15p)
Dinner: Beef keema (75p), rice (15p), banana (paid) and custard (13p)
Spent so far today: £1.40
It's funny how certain patterns have established themselves over the month. For example, I almost always have beans on toast for lunch on Wednesday. That's because I have PPA on Wednesday afternoon so don't have to have a quick lunch and go back to prepare - there's time to toast the bread, heat the beans and eat it in a leisurely manner. Because I split a tin of beans in half, I therefore have the other half on toast for breakfast on Thursdays.
I always plan in some fruit juice for breakfasts but I don't always then have it. It's planned and there if I want it though.
Therre's quite a lot of stuff that I account for before actually using it. How I choose what to account for beforehand is somewhat unmethodical, but it works for me so it's worth continuing.
I put above that spending £10.39 in a day would be fun but, you know, it wasn't that long ago that I would spend that without blinking. A take away and a bottle of wine would more than use up that. I'm really glad I started this and intend to continue with some flexibility when it comes to using up freezer stuff. Works for me!