Friday, January 13, 2012

Resisting Temptation

I recently posted on my rules to help me save for my trip to Europe. As usual, temptation abounds...

Temptation: Had to go to mall to buy gift for White Elephant party last weekend. Walked by VS semi-annual sale AND Limited sale on dresses (40% off). Looked at both, but did not buy anything.

Temptation: Hungry after work, knew I wouldn't eat for another hour or two at book club. Had a granola bar from my purse instead of stopping to get something to eat.

Temptation: Saw delicious tacos and giant burritos friends were getting at book club for $11. Ordered kids meal and spent $6. And the guy must have thought I was cute, because he gave me a full-size drink with the kids meal. ;)

Temptation: Wanted something sweet after boyfriend made at-home happy hour the other night (he's the best). Almost went to Yogurtland, but had Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches in the freezer, so we had those instead.

Temptation: Wanted to plug in heating pad while I napped since I had cramps. Instead, found toe warmers my grandma gave me for Christmas and stuck two on them on my t-shirt in appropriate spot. Saved electricity and no risk of burning this house down while I sleep. (Using electricity isn't banned, but I'd love to get that bill lower, since all snowflakes go to my trip!)

So far, so good. Reminding myself that I actually get to go to Europe for Spring Break is a pretty good motivation to resist temptation. I'm hoping to have close to $200 extra out of this months budget to put toward my travel fund at the end of the month. Fingers crossed!


  1. hefty temptations for sure! Great job in resisting them!

    Europe sounds wonderful! What a great thing to look forward to!!

  2. Wow you did awesome! Faced with temptation for burritos, I usually cave. They are my fast food weakness. Kids meals are my savior, though. Good job!

  3. Way to go! Those little temptations (especially stopping for food) are so hard for me. Way to go!

  4. Awesome work, as the old saying goes every penny not spent is a penny saved.

  5. Way to go on all the temptation resisting! Keep your eyes on the prize. Spring break will be here before you know it, and all of this hard work will be totally worth it!

  6. Wow! Great job! Especially getting the children's meal instead of a regular sized. I bet it was just as filling too. It's a great reminder that you don't always have to do the conventional thing and not be so concerned about what others will think about you. Thanks for the reminder. You seriously did a great job with resisting temptation...I probably would not have done as well, but it is something that I am working on. :)

  7. Whoa. I don't know what they are charging you for electric...

    It's amazing what you can accomplish with discipline, but it's hard work.