Friday, February 5, 2010

My breakfast savings update

Okay....I haven't saved THAT much, but I have been really good and brought my breakfast to work 9 days out of the last 10. Yes, I was a little bad and stopped and bought a couple of bagels this morning. I spent a whole $3. But they did not cost as much nor were they as fattening as the Whataburger breakfasts I had been getting.

I will start tracking just to see what I am spending and therefore be able to figure out what I am saving. I will start the week of 1/11/09, as previous weeks were holiday weeks and, well, 'cause that is when I want to start.

Week of 01/11/10 - $9.69
Week of 01/18/10 - $11.19
Week of 01/25/10 - $0
Week of 02/05/10 - $3.01

So the first 2 weeks I averaged spending $10.44/week and the second 2 weeks, I averaged $1.50/week. I would say that is pretty darn good!! That is an average savings of $8.94 over what I was spending, which would add up to $420.18 in savings in a year. (I am only counting 47 work weeks, since I get 5 weeks of vacation.)

Holy cow! I was wasting a LOT of money.

I think this weekend I will do some breakfast baking so I can spend $0 on bought breakfast for the next few weeks.

Thank you all for playing. LOL!


Lori @ Couponomic Stimulus Package said...

Good job! Thanks for checking out my blog!

Frances said...

Thanks for coming to see me, Lori!

Pam said...

Good job on the savings! : )

Frances said...

Thanks for stopping by, Pam! I am pretty happy with the bit I have saved.

(I am more happy with the calories I have not eaten!)

SonyaAnn said...

Ohhhhh, can you post your breakfast food? We have ESP, I was thinking about making some breakfast muffins or something this weekend.
If we have ESP, what am I thinking? Scary but intriguing! You know you like it!

The Prudent Patron said...

Great savings and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget your lunch too! Frances those huge bakery bagels are packed with calories!

Crystal said...

Awesome blog! I am following you back now. This is the first time I have come across someone with the same blog design...kind of odd! Like looking at your twin with a different haircut. : )

Jenn said...

Following you back from Friday Follow, have a great a weekend

Frances said...

Hi, SonyaAnn! I did not make any yummy breakfast foods this weekend! I just didn't get to it...or I was lazy, one or the other.

Last week, I brought oatmeal several days and will probably do that again this week. This morning, I brought a turkey and cheese sandwich and heated it in the micro. Not really imaginative, but it did the trick.

I promis, I will make something yummy soon!

You are thinking I should not be lazy and get to cooking! LOL!

Frances said...

Hi, Prudent Patron! Welcome to my blog!

Frances said...

Hi, Marilyn's Money. I didn't even post about lunch, since I have been bringing it to work every day for several years. I don't even think of going out to eat lunch.

Oh, and the bagels I got were actually small size bagels, not the huge ones a lot of bakeries have.

Frances said...

Hi, Crystal! Thanks for coming to see me. We must be twin spirits, since we both like the same layout from all the ones available. LOL!

Frances said...

Hi, Jenn, thanks for following me back! Love your blog!