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    Default The 2011 Eating Out No More Challenge

    Cooking at home instead of going to restaurants helped a lot of us save money in 2010. Let's do it again and see how much more we can save in 2011!

    My target for this year is to eat in restaurants no more than an average of 3 times per month. I say average because I want to bank them for vacations

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    Well, I tried but failed terribly in 2010. Let me try for 4 times a month and work my way down from there.

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    I think I may ate out five times this year. Will try this challenge again.

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    I am in! This will be a hard one for me. Where I work, directly next door in the plaza is a pizza place that gives us a discount, and two doors up on the plaza is the chinese food place....Soo tempting and easy to fall into....I will make my lunch and snacks from now on...much more healthy and much less expensive...I will be saving about $30 a week! That's alot!

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    This is going to be a big challenge for me/my family. I am going to aim for 6 times a month for restaurants and fast food. That would be a huge improvement for us!

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    I'm definitely back in this one. My goal is no more than once a month or less!

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    I will do the 'averaging' thing too as I eat out more often in the summer.

    I will go for 2....or less.

    I did really good last year but didn't keep track.

    It sure does save money!!

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    I am in! We did fairly well last year and want to do better next year. Most of my eating out was from travelling. I have decided that next year I will use a thermos and pack snacks.




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    I'm really going to try hard with this one! Other then birthdays and vacation I'm hoping we can stay out of restaurants and away from fast food this next year!

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    I'm up for this one. I don't know that we'll ever get to not eating out at all, but we definitely need to reduce the amount that we do.

    For January, I'm going to strive for 3-4 times a week (2 dinners, 2 lunches).

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    I'm in also!!
    We done fairly well this year, but I want to do even better in 2011...my goal will be for no more than 2 - 3 times each month.

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    I'll shoot for no more than 4 times a month since at least twice a month we have to drive 35 miles for groceries and we always plan to eat out then. I'll allow 2 extra days because we also do a lot of spur of the moment motorcycle rides with friends and we sometimes eat out on those trips.

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    I've fallen into bad ways.

    My goal will be no eating out except on Sundays. I have such a different work schedule on Sunday that my life is a lot saner if I pack dinner but pick up lunch (well, breakfast for me) on the way in. Realistically I never get it together to eat before I leave home on those days. But allowing myself to do that has made it easier to do it other times as well. That needs to stop.

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    Count me in, we did okay in 2010, we shall try harder in 2011.
    For 2011, there will be 5 planned dinners out, & 4 planned luncheon w/ family/friends (our costs). Other then the planned 4 trips away from home (yep, next year is going to be a busy year for us, helping DD & DS moving). When put it like that, it seems we'll be eating out every month. So, other than that, we shall do our best to limit any unplanned eating out to only 6 times a year.

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    We did horribly this past year. For 2011, I'm going to cut back to 4 meals out per month. Hopefully the menu planning challenge will help keep me on track.

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