Monday, May 15, 2006

Starbucks latte withdrawal, day one

My goal this week is to not set foot in Starbucks for five days.

So far I've been successful today. I made my own latte and I've been downing tea like crazy, but I've resisted the temptation to go downstairs and plunk down 340 yen for the tall cup of Starbucks froth that I love so much.

Of course, it's only 4:30pm. The day is young.

Why am I doing this? Mainly just to test my own will power, as well as save a little money for the week. I calculated how much my daily Starbucks latte habit costs me a year, and it was shocking.

We'll see how long it lasts. Words of encouragement are always welcome.


Mande's J-Life said...

I also have a really hard time with this, so I am right with you, girl! What can I say? Maybe just take it one day at a time, and put each 340 yen that you save into a jar. Label the jar with your goal/item that you wish to buy with the saved money! I did this when I was saving the money to buy a dog.

deenster said...

That's a great idea! I could label the jar with "TRIP TO HAWAII" or "FREEDOM FROM STUDENT LOANS." I think I'll start this tomorrow - thanks!

umeshu said...

In my area, it's Tully's. I try to go once every two weeks at the most because it was just costing me a fortune.

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