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Happy New Year

January 1st, 2008 at 04:34 am

Today was a lovely sunny day. My support group went for a drive to the Peninsula and looked round a historic town. I virtuously refrained from buying an icecream or soft drink. Then we went to someone's place with a lovely view of the beach for a barbecue. I paid nz12.50 for my share of transport and food. Yes I could have stayed home and not spent the money, but who wants to be rich with no social life? Not me! I'll enjoy my modest treats - after a meal at a restaurant could cost me 3 times that amount - and find other ways to cut costs. I find if I try to deprive myself too much I wind up having a backlash and going on a spending binge.

Last night in the enthusiasm of setting resolutions I declared I was going to cut out caffeine. Supposed to be good for my health, and I'll save money on tea and coffee and power by not boiling the jug to make it. I woke up with that familiar withdrawl headache and decided to rethink that idea. Too much like deprivation. I have to have my little treats to keep me happy if I'm to feel good about saving money.

1 Responses to “Happy New Year”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    If/when I remove the "needed" coffee-first-thing in the morning habit, I'll try swallowing some choline and inositol. I know caffeine isn't all that great for us, but it's the one addiction I have, and I've grown to rely on it as a way to wake up when it's gloomy-dark outside.

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