Monday, July 7, 2008

40 Day Challenge

Doug and I have agreed to take on a challenge. Over the next 40 days, we will not buy anything except for groceries. This includes our joint and personal "allowance" accounts.

This will be quite the challenge for us! We are consumers/spenders/gadget freaks. But I think we can do it. I just have to throw away all the coupons I get in the mail and ignore the SALE signs, the review sites I read, etc.

On top of that no spending challenge, I am challenging myself to excercise at least 20 days for 30 minutes or more in those 40 days.

So we shall see how that goes, I will keep you posted.

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Just a note, I am totally behind on email, blogs, etc. Hoping to catch up with everyone soon!
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And a question for moms... What type of hair ties or barrettes do you find work best in your children's hair? We have run out of small rubber bands and need something that we know will work! I count this as a grocery item BTW!

11 comments:

Jessica said...

Very interesting and GOOD LUCK!! Especially since you extended the challenge to your personal accounts...that would never work in our house. Especially not for my husband who is practically counting down the hours until the new iPhone comes out ;-)

theoneaboutus said...

I'll do it with you!


Starting....now!

(just ordered Luke a toy off of amazon. Amazon....so convenient...when target is not allowed...)

theoneaboutus said...

for the record, I ordered the toy before I read your blog ;-) felt like that wasn't clear and I'd already fallen off the bandwagon!

Cheri (aka "The Mom Lady") said...

Man, I'd have to start with something smaller - like 24 hours and work up to 48. "Snaps" to you for trying! I think suddenly new shoes would be on the menu for supper...

Lydia said...

I would like some more details. Obviously gas doesn't count. But what about meals out of the house? Or drinks when you're at the grocery store?
I don't know if I could do it.
GOOD LUCK.

anne said...

Me too! That sounds like a great idea. I buy far too much crap.

What are the rules?

Is eating out? Yay or Nay

anne said...

Oh, and as for hair ties, I like the ouchless elastics that I think Goody makes. You can get them at Target.

3XMom said...

oh my gosh - even eating out? Or buying lunch at work? I couldn't do it for that long. Good luck!

Erin said...

I like the challenge. It's funny because we just had a huge discussion about finances so it seems appropriate to participate. Count me in.

Rollingthunder said...

Well, I do not have motivation to pack lunches, so that doesn't count.

Also, we have not banished our dining out allowance - not that we dine out much since it is so much fun with a 3 & 1 year old:)

EnjoyingLife said...

Too funny. My hubby just gave me the same speech but not as a challenge. Just as a fact. I have been cut off. ;)