Single week shopping does not work for us! We averaged 68.97 every week and were careful, so very careful. We did fine at the main store, but not good and we still spent at the "deal" stores because of course, we found deals.
We were over a total of $8.97 which makes us owe $366.19 with a month to go till the end of 2014. Granted only being over by 8.97 with thanksgiving in there is pretty decent, but we can't go with decent, we need good. We could not shop one bit and still not be within budget. And, not shopping won't work at all. So my plan is to go back to once every three weeks shopping (though maybe I will stretch it to once a month, what do you think?) and do my best.
This has taught me that screwing up is hard to fix, and much easier to just not screw up in the first place. Now if I can just keep to that. I am going to be keeping a better eye on my accounts, one reason I got mint in the first place and trying for some more cheap meals during this winter. This is going to be a struggle for me, but one I fully intend to win. See you soon.