I am still amazed that changing one thing you do can change your outlook. As I roll along with my cooking, cooking, cooking the savings aspect can get, well, addicting. Yesterday I went to the mall. I had some returns to do.( I have become my mother! For Christmas I often buy 2 of the same thing, in different sizes, if I am not sure what will work for one of my kids.) I returned a few duplicates. I also perused a few stores. I did get a deal in American Eagle; bought Will a hooded sweatshirt that ended up costing me $2.36 instead of $40! Other then that though, I didn't want to buy anything. It was kind of sad. :( I saw a few things I liked, decided I didn't really need them and walked away. This is so not me! When I told my husband this story he laughed and said I should have bought what I wanted, that this eating in was not meant to stop my life. But I have a feeling for right now, it's all or nothing(just like the diet again!). I can't seem to be really focused on saving in one part of my life and not in others. I am thinking maybe I will become one of those penny pinching people that appear on Oprah! Unlikely...... but for now I will plod on and see where it takes me. I have become my own social experiment.... hopefully, the whole thing doesn't explode!