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    We only ate out about (I didn't keep track but can recall 6) 6 times last year. I am treated to lunch by my boss on occasion so I don't count that since I don't pay for it. All other days i bring my lunch and my drink to work from home. As a family, we went out for pizza a few times, salad shop once, and IHOP once last year after DS guitar performance, to celebrate. So that's my goal for 2012, eat out 6 times or less this year.

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    Yesterday no eating out
    Bank of America is THE godfather of Hell with Wells Fargo running neck and neck. When the world ends the only things that will be left are cockroaches, Walmart, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Not necessarily in that order. The order remains to be seen.

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    /Goal $200.00 Total $63.25

    Eat Out No More Oct
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    All meals at home today.

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    All meals will be at home today.
    Oct No Spend Days - 13 /20
    2014 No Eat Out Days - 252 /365
    2014 Oct Gas Challenge - $55 / $120
    Oct Keep Fit - 1060 min / 930 min


    Don't tell God how big your storm is...tell the storm how big your God is.

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    Ugh, how many years have I failed this challenge? Five? This time there will be no big unrealistic goals, but I have to do something because last year was out of control.

    So, to start I'm just going to attempt to get through the week.

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    I'm ready to try this challenge this year

    Yesterday I was so tempted to eat out but we went and ate with family instead - so no eating out the past two days

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    All meals at home today.

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    Meals at home...hubby wanted to eat out but I said, "since you're not feeling well maybe you'd better eat something light."
    Bank of America is THE godfather of Hell with Wells Fargo running neck and neck. When the world ends the only things that will be left are cockroaches, Walmart, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Not necessarily in that order. The order remains to be seen.

    Challenges
    Coupon/Sales Challenge/October
    $103.86

    October/ Grocery
    /Goal $200.00 Total $63.25

    Eat Out No More Oct
    Goal 20
    Accomp/18


    No Spend Challenge
    Goal 10
    Accomp/11

    Change Jar 2014
    $

    Christmas Fund 2014
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    Emergency/Sinking
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    I'll join this. I previously thought this challenge meant that you couldn't eat out at ALL in a year, so I never joined the challenge. I plan to eat out no more that once every other month.

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    I think we eat out, on average, 3 times a month. My wife does have catered work lunches a few times a week, and she eats with her family once a week, but none of those come out of our income. I only eat out when I take her out. I'll probably just use this thread as a way to tally how many times I pay to go out to eat, as opposed to how many days I DON'T.

    Off to a "bad" start, as we went out for wings last night.

    Total meals eaten out: 1

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    No eat out today!

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    All meals at home today.
    2014 Grocery Budget Challenge: Goal < $7,280 Annual
    Card Paid to Date: $771.52
    Cash Paid to Date: $266.49
    Total to Date: $1038.01

    Try New Recipes Challenge:
    To Date: 14

    Lose A Pound A Week Challenge: Goal > 16 Pounds
    To Date: +3.5

    Truck: $13,000.00: Goal - Pay Off by 12/31/14
    Balance To Date: $9,010.76

    Upcoming Expense: Pool ~$3,500.00

    Total Eat Outs for the Year
    Call/Actual
    Jan 2/5, Feb 4/4, Mar 5/X
    To Date:9

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    A family friend and her children did a no eat out challenge for one whole year. They had wanted to go on a weekend vacation ( a hotel with a indoor water park). She had looked at her budget and told the children if they all ate every meal made from home for a whole year. They could go if they made that goal.

    So they did.

    Forgot her lunch? The children and their babysitter would bring her a peanut butter sandwich to work.

    An organization meets at a restaurant? They would skip it or met up but not eat.

    No eating out for your birthday.


    A whole year! They did not eat out. Very impressive!
    They enjoyed their vacation.

    The next January when making out their budget she ask the children if they would like to do that again, the children said No.

    That is where I want to get. Where eating out is a special thing and anticipated thing and because it is anticipated and look forward to I do not want to feel guilty for it.

    I think we got close last year. Like me dreaming about the steak after we ate out or the children waiting to go eat out and looking forward to it or the soda refill with free added flavor at the convenience store being so good that I still remember in detail the experience.

    Now I just want to focus on having those experience for less money out of pocket.
    "Everyday as your walking down the street, everybody that you meet has an original point of view" -Arthur PBS

    Imagine - Wife of 20 years to Hubby
    Mom to Buddy (son 17) and Little Miss ( daughter 13)

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    All meals will be at home today.
    Oct No Spend Days - 13 /20
    2014 No Eat Out Days - 252 /365
    2014 Oct Gas Challenge - $55 / $120
    Oct Keep Fit - 1060 min / 930 min


    Don't tell God how big your storm is...tell the storm how big your God is.

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    All meals and home Jan 1, 2 and 3.

    We are striving for no meals out until we take mom out for her B day the end of the month.

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