I just can't do the $100 challenge anymore, I'm giving up! I can't stand the fact that I can't make it to the end but I think the challenge was too drastic for our family. I definitely would like to do it again but might try $150 for the month instead. I made it for 2 1/2 weeks spending less than $30 a week on groceries but that's as far as I can go. For our 3rd week I spent $20 at Trader Joe's on Friday. That probably could have gotten us to Wednesday without having to buy anything else. Today we are having company over for dinner and I wouldn't be able to feed our friends on what we have in our house! We needed beer & ribs and that alone would have pushed us over the $100 limit for the month.
Plus, this challenge has caused some strain on my marriage! We hardly ever go out for dinner, maybe twice a month - if that. I do a lot of cooking and honestly, we eat pretty well. We almost always have a meat, starch, vegetable and a salad. Both my husband and daughter like to eat and they like to eat well. :) My husband was getting a little cranky with the lack of food in the house which was causing some bickering so I think that means it's time to stop! ;)