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Why? Because that is my lunch of the week. Pretty basic but inexpensive. This week's lunches cost $8 for a small bottle of light mayo, a loaf of bread (I splurged on Oat Nut bread because it's supposedly bad enough I eat carbs, plain white bread is just empty carbs), and a box of sandwich meat. That's much better than last week's $20ish for tortellini (and it takes no prep time).
Unfortunately that is the excitement of my week financially so far. I was working on my budget and while distributing my upcoming paycheck into each of the necessity funds (paying loans, credit cards, train ticket, etc.) I realized I'm going to have to stretch my money muuuuuuuch further than I planned. While commuting, I can afford everything and put a little into savings. But then I realized I still had to factor in rent...very expensive rent. So I started to cut back how much I put into all my other funds...hence my $8 week of lunches. I have also started the hunt for a second evening/weekend job. Just when I thought I was finished job hunting, it comes back to haunt me. Unfortunate but absolutely necessary right now.
My co-worker told me abut the gym she goes to which is only $20 a month with classes, great machines etc. I'm going to try their free trial membership tonight and apparently there is a discount for employees of my company so maybe that will make it worth it. However, $20 is still a lot of money for me right now so I can't officially sign up until I have that second job in hand. Lame. We'll see how it goes, I guess.