Welcome to my daily tracking of income and expenses for the month.

Income for the month to date: $213.46

Expenses for the month to date: $1870.01

Net effect: -$1656.55

I paid the cable and spent an additional $27.36 on food for the month, which includes snacks. I really need to cut down on the junk food because I bought a bag of cheesy poufs (yum yum) and a package of sugar cookies. Both of these, especially the sugar cookies, are really bad for my health.

Oh but they taste sooooooooooo good.

I did get my usual helping of fruits for the week so I have not been totally bad with my food choices, although I could do a lot better. I take one fruit to work with me every day and have that as my snack during the day. I alternate days with grapes,Γƒβ€š an apple or a banana and I get lots of vegetables at dinner because my mother has been cooking since she came to take care of me after my surgery . She has been a lifesaver especially since I was so weak and tired the first few days after getting out of the hospital.

Even with buying junk food I am still well within the food budget for the month and I might even come in under budget this month if things go as planned.

Every time I think there is no one who could possibly read these little posts about how I spend my money and decide to stop I always get pleasantly surprised by an email from a reader. I actually got listed in a post by Tight Fisted Mister who wrote about Bloggers Who Disclose Their Income a few days ago.

I will see you guys and gals later as I continue my journey to save money and become debt free!!!!