Do you have days that you deny yourself little things and wonder if it was worth it?
Right now I’m walking to collect my car rather than taking a cab home as I don’t want to put out the cab fare. The cab takes credit while the bus only takes cash and I’m $0.50 short.
As I’ve worked a long day I’m trying to tell myself that the excercise I’m getting helps offset the fast food lunch I had.
Though i was good and cooked this weekend, I can’t eat any of the soup. It’s way too spicy for me! Yesterday, when i discovered this, I ended up buying lunch. Then today, when work went long I bought dinner. Two expenses I hadn’t budgeted in from both a financial and health perspective.
So now I walk. To be fair the cost of the cab would probably equal the cost of those two meals and the exercise I’m getting will help offset the garbage I’ve ingested.
While it’s late and I’m a bit cranky that I’ve put myself in this position, the point is balance.
I opted to spend money on junk and in choosing to stick to a budget I’m giving myself real world consequences.