Me too!! I think I feel this way because I spent several years in college with NO money for anything, even food. There were weeks when I lived on nothing but oatmeal, and pastries from my coffee shop job. To this day, I cannot eat oatmeal, I don't care how frugal it is!I guess I should start tracking my costs better, but while I love being frugal I really do dislike tracking my grocery spending. Not sure why that is....
I agree and disagree with this. I thought food would be so much cheaper with just my daughter and I at home. Instead we would feed off each other. "ooh you know what sounds good? Arbys." or "man I'm craving chinese for some reason." Then you've got the other person, instead of shooting your thoughts down, chiming in, "YAH!!!"Forgot this but one of the challenges I find in single frugality is loneliness.
If a family decides to go frugal, they have each other, they can have games nights or find free activities to do together.
For me, one of the great difficulties is my spendthrift friends who say, "Come to this show" (40 ticket) or come bowling/skiing, etc., all of which have price tags that I don't want to incurr.