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    7/11 Spent $55.53 at grocery store done spent $9.85 = $65.38 /$125. hot as it was here today don't plan on cooking a lot.

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    In for July for $250 but hope for less. I'm including the two baby dogs food in this time. Previously I didn't. Reason being I want to know approximately how much all ( food, hba, paper, pet. otc etc ) would be if we were on restricted income ( retirement ).

    So far if I have all my receipts in front of me and I think I do ... it comes to $133.34. I know I need more pet food and some groceries but think I can do this. Last month turned into a disaster into food etc. I kept receipts but didn't get totaled but know it was horrible. Was out of so much.

    If I can do this month at the $250 with a little bit of stockpiling ( potatoes, pet, chicken, burger etc ) without going over I'm thinking of next month doing a no spend month other than necessities. Milk, bread etc. Maybe set a limit of no more than $25 a week.. $100 for month or less.
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    My new grocery budget is very low. I don't have much left after moving to my new apartment. July: $33/$128.

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    It's going really well. I've cut out all snacks, but otherwise I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything.

    July: $61.26/$128.

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    Oops, the grocery budget for July has been spent. Wondering now how much I will go over. I got a big beef roast to cut up. I do have some gift cards I could spent guilt-free. Will post how this ends up.

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    7/22 Went grocery shopping this afternoon spent $38.20 had done spent $65.38 so i am up to $103.58 hoping i wan't need anything else this month.

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    I'm doing way better than I expected.

    $71/$128.

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    7/31 Didn't plan on spending anymore until August but had go for batteries so i got some more things spent $20.07 bring it up to $123.65/$125. so i came in under budget after all.
    August going for $125,

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    I surprised myself only using $74.53 in July. My already low budget was $128. Denmark has the highest grocery prices in the EU. I ate a lot of beans and lentils and only bought marked down meat.

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    8/3 Spent $62.47 on groceries and house hold products $62.47/$125. A $2.pair flip flops was on that.

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    Last month I upped it to $275 and I came it at $258. I'm keeping the $275 for Aug and I've already spent $158 so it's going to be fun! This is food only, 3 adults.
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    I'm trying to get back on track after a year of not keeping track of the grocery budget. 2017 was really rough, dh lost his job the day after we closed on our new house and my dad passed about a month after that. Fortunately qualified for foodstamps, unfortunately that spoiled me rotten with way more than I ever spent on groceries. Now we are back on track having finally replaced his job and selling our old house this spring. It took me a while to recover emotionally to a point where I now feel ready to get back into the swing of actually writing things down. I never did quite get the hang of not budgeting but I am changing some of the way I shop. I've been slowly moving toward fresher and more healthy food for a while (actually buying Avocado's) and that has changed my budget significantly. We have also increased our pets significantly this spring putting us at two dogs, three cats, and eight chickens. The plan is to send all four roosters to the butchers but until then I do feed them some, they mostly free range. My budget includes everything! All food, cleaning supplies, diapers and wipes, over the counter meds, hba, and pet supplies. There are six of us humans to go with the animal zoo, two adults and four kids. I honestly don't know exactly where I'm at budget wise but its bad. I did a lot of shopping last week baking for a party and a family reunion and then a stock up shop at the bumped and dented store which puts off to a bad start. We are also getting half a cow sometime in the next couple weeks which will come in at just over $1,500 but we are hoping it will last a long time and its from a farm right down the road from us so I'm super excited about it. So I'm started at the beginning of August and I spent $450 last week but since its this week now I'm going to call it an average of $225 a week. Hopefully as things begin to average out I can go well under the $200 a week mark but I'm setting that as my goal in order to give myself lots of wiggle room.

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    LF just start keeping track. Having some sort of meal plan will also help. If the weekly menu rotation is (for example) chicken twice, hamburger or beef -based meal twice, pork chops, pasta meal, veg soup then you can price those things out and get an idea of what to aim for. There's a menu-planning thread but it's sort of intermittent. But you might get some ideas. I'm also an advocate of baking bread (filling) and having desserts (so we don't feel deprived). I skimp on other areas like fresh fruit and focus on dried fruit and vegetables instead (vegetable garden). If you have time to bake and garden that will help you a lot.

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    My husband eats Rice Chex (generic brand at Aldi's) so I had to run to Wags for a prescription and thought I'd would just pick up a box there instead of making a special trip to Aldi's......Same size box was $4.49!!!!! Forget that, I went across the street and got two boxes at $1.79 each...

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    Yeah, I definitely need to get back to meal planning. My kids and dh are huge on fresh fruit so I try not to skimp there but I do go to a wholesale auction and get huge savings. Gardening is a learning process apparently, my cilantro bolted and the chickens are eating my tomatoes as they ripen. I do have pumpkins growing though so its all good. Right now its all about writing it down and planning meals based on what is already on hand.

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