Enough of the complaining.
I found that blog and I am going to do this! Now, probably not yet to the extreme that she does. I also don't have a family of four to shop for so I should be able to spend less. that being said, she spends $400 a month on groceries for 4 people and I spend more than that for 2. I obviously have a lot of work to do.
I know the problems, though. I don't cut coupons. Really. I don't. If I do (for some crazy reason) have coupons I ALWAYS leave the durn things at home. That does me a ton of good. I also impulse shop. By that I mean that as I walk through the store I see food I "need" and in the buggy it goes. All of it. Anything my little heart desires. Recently (and in the past) I have convinced myself that it's ok because I don't go out to eat nearly as much as I used to- and that's the truth. I used to go out to eat almost every day. Then I (or really Jake) cut it back to a couple times a week. Then I (or really Jake, again) cut it back to maybe once a week, if that. So, I have really changed my ways in terms of eating out. That has saved money. That's good! But, buying every little thing I see does not help. Let me also point out that it's not like I walk through the produce department and grab extra veggies. I scoop up more chips, cookies, moonpies, ice cream... you get the picture. So, not only am I spending too much, but I'm buying a bunch of junk.
I'm writing out all of this to say that I'm making a goal. My goal is to cut my grocery trips to once a month (except for produce, because I just can't eat frozen produce all the time- though I do see how it saves money) and my bill by 1/3 (I'm trying to be realistic) by June. I know that gives me a few months, but according to the blog I read it takes a while to learn and get used to. So, I'm going to take baby steps and get it right.
Now, to plan meals and find some coupons!