Thursday, February 3, 2011
OMG, I’ve spent a lot on clothing, shoes & accessories!
I meant to do this before I started the diet but kept forgetting..
So, I’ve just finished tallying up the amount I’ve spent on clothing, shoes & accessories for the past year. I’ve included totals from my bank account and my VISA. I’m completely SHOCKED at the amount I have spent [nearly totaling 10K] in the last 12 months. It might not seem like a lot of money to some, but to me it’s insane! That’s over $800/month that could have been going straight into my neglected savings account. But apparently, I decided at the time that it would be a much better idea to go out and buy “something new”.
Ugh…this news makes me nauseous. The worst part is; I can’t even really remember what I’ve bought! I’m sure I’ve bought some pretty dresses and such, but that money could have been put somewhere else and I really wish I had done this diet sooner.
Also, what really bothers me is I genuinely thought I was doing really well. Tapping away at my little budget…thinking I had it all together. But bank statements don’t lie. In this case I kind of wish they did though.
At least I now know and that’s all that matters. This new found knowledge will only reinforce my good shopping behavior and I will try my best to not let it get the better of me. Learning from my mistakes; Check! Not spending money on useless items; Check! Nothing but good vibrations and happy thoughts; Check, Check! Huzzah! Starting ………………………………..................………….NOW!
Happy Not a Shopaholic Day!!!!
~xoxo shopaholic girl