My January goal of financial discipline was not entirely met. I did review our financial assets, but did not follow up with a household budget. My spending was a little higher than usual on dining out. This was offset by not buying any gadgets. This is expected as Christmas had a huge influx of personal items.
In February the theme is casino gaming. I have two primary concerns. The first is playing 10 hours or less. In January I made 3 trips for a total of 13 hours. The second is having less than $100 in play. This is a little tricky as I will often re-buy for another $100 and win some back or lose a little more. Having a hard stop will force me to just come home early. This is more a function of willpower than financial budgeting.
Looking forward to March, the theme will be diet and weight loss. The first tactical item will be counting calories. The second tactical item will be to develop a meal plan that limits dining out to once a week. The final tactical item will be to limit food intake, especially sweets, after 7:00 PM. I think these simple steps could translate to a 1-2 pound weight loss within 30 days.