What happens when you don’t plan your macros or your budget? Failure. This week’s #frugalfriday is about my budget and macros epic failures. Enjoy because I sure didn’t. When the wheels fall off…
…life gets kind of bumpy. I leave for Mexico on Saturday, so last weekend I knew I needed to plan right in order to rid my refrigerator of all the things. I started off with good intentions, I swear.
Monday rolls around and I head to Aldi as per my usual routine. Pork chops: $4.05 for 4. Broccoli and 3-pack multicolored colored peppers. Coffee. Yum! Then I headed to Food Fair to snag two steaks for the boyfriend and me that night. I was going to eat some chicken sausage and frozen taco soup, too. It was a good plan.
And then the wheels came off in the form of being too tired to make coffee, too much Starbucks, and forgotten lunches at home. Did I bounce back? Nope. I ate all the Oreos. I had an unwich from Jimmy John’s with a whole bag of jalapeño chips and a beer. I drank beer at Rooster’s during trivia (and Penguins hockey!). I also had the cinnamon bites at Rooster’s! Cream cheese icing! I bought a cheeseburger and fries at the VA hospital canteen. The next day I at least got a more macro-friendly pork roast, green beans, and mashed potatoes… with a coke.
Who am I? What have I become? Where can I find a few spare tires to get back on track (please don’t say my belly)?
My well-laid plan started awesome with $26 dollar grocery shopping Monday night. Then Tuesday was $1 customer appreciation at Jimmy Johns. But then Wednesday I spent $6 on the burger lunch and Thursday I spent another $6 on the pork. I have freezer meals for a reason; eat the freezer meals!! But I didn’t eat the freezer meals!And then there is the coffee. How hard is it to make coffee at home? Evidently it is near impossible because it only happened once this week. I got Starbucks. Yep… the overpriced cups of yummy. My standard order: grande blonde, add a shot, extra heavy cream, dash of cinnamon, venti cup. $3.10 each time. Shameful.
I’m ashamed I let my week get so bad. I’ve been so pumped that my budget has been rocking and my macros have been spot on for maintenance. The wheels came off and I can’t wait to get back on track.
So I guess all that’s left to do is eat all the things in Mexico, drink all the Coca-Colas, and spend next to nothing next week. My car will be ready when I get back home.
Good luck to you all! And keep your head up when things aren’t quite going your way! Try to keep those wheels on you lifestyle car.