Caloric frugality and monetary frugality are a lot alike. When you have been practicing unhealthy habits, trying to reign them in can be challenging. At first you go along feeling good...feeling strong...and then something comes along to play on your weakness. You fall flat on your tuchus, and it's hard to get back on your feet.
As far as my spending diet goes, that stumbling block came a few days ago in the form of my car not running, we were low on groceries in the house and balancing different work schedules. We resorted to bringing in prepared food. That snowballed into many meals out...and maybe a minor avalanche of online purchases slipped past my defenses.
Today I grabbed my menu plan and grocery list. I climbed back on the wagon, and filled it with groceries for the next couple of weeks. Having the grocery budget back under control, will help the rest of the budget categories fall back into line too. I hope.
I apologize if my frugality posts are less than scintillating reading. I write them to keep myself accountable and my eyes on the goal.