Over the past month or so, money seems to be flying out the window. A coffee here, food & drinks there… and now an almost empty bank account. Although most of these “expenses” have been a convenience thing, they add up very quickly. So, for the month of November I plan to spend as little as possible on “eating out”. November is a month of some birthdays/holidays so I do realize that some exceptions will need to be made but hopefully coupons will help to keep the costs down. Not only will this new goal of mine be healthier for my bank account, it will also be healthier for my body!

I have also decided to give up alcohol for this month. I’ve done a lot of researching & it seems like a lot of other people have experimented with this as well– all of them say that there were some benefits. Was it worth it?– That is something that I will have to find out for myself! Although I don’t have any alcohol problems, even after a few drinks I a. feel like crap, b. loose motivation to do things & c. well it just sucks. Although I would like to give it up 100%, I am not ready to make that commitment just yet! This weekend I will be going on a wine tour where I would like to sample some wines & I’m thinking that I would like to enjoy an occasional drink over the holidays. I am not sure what benefits will come from this but I will be sure to keep you posted!