January 2013 No Buy Goal: 15 $0 Days 1: $48.62 Groceries, lunch in MSP airport 2: $0 3: $46.00 McDonald's , Lowes, Ross 4: $67.63 Walmart (Groceries & "misc" ) 5: $0 6: $18.18 Groceries 7: $0 8: $0 9: $0 10: $7.85 Shirt for work (required), school lunch milk 11: $2.25 snoball 12: $124.98 Popeyes, sneakers, shirts, phone, Gas ($22.07 - $3.05/gal) 13: $49.38 Winn-Dixie (groceries) 14: $4.60 McDonald's 15: $50.22 Walmart (groceries, misc.) 16: $0 17: $0 18: $0 19: $0 Total: $419.71 $0 Days: 9 I also spent $77.16 on Monday 1/14 on a doctor copay and prescriptions for the bronchitis and sinusitis that I have. I do not include health spending in my No Buy Challenge because I consider it to be something necessary and not discretionary. (Although I do include groceries and gas in this, which is somewhat contradictory, but I digress...) I went to the doctor after work and it was already 7pm by the time I left the pharmacy, so I ended up swinging through McDonald's. You'll notice I did include the McDonald's; that was discretionary spending that I could have avoided had I just warmed soup at home. That's great about Yuki. Another regular had a baby earlier in the year. Her user name escapes me at the moment. I don't use many embellishments and stuff to begin with; when I do scrapbook, they are not too fancy. I think I have enough supplies to last a while, but some things like pens and glue may need to be replaced if they've dried/run out. And I definitely agree about the importance of good, quality shoes. I went to about five shoe stores before I found a sneaker that was comfortable and I felt would not rub my foot the wrong way. The crazy thing is that I haven't worn them yet because it was raining so much earlier in the week and I didn't want to get them muddy on the first wear!