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Money on OTC Meds

September 21st, 2011 at 06:16 pm

I spent $30 on medication this morning. I woke up feeling nasty. I had one day last week like this, but it followed a night of no sleep and then it was gone. This time it feels like the onset of a full on virus. Ugh. So I bought a jar of Vick's vaporub, some nasal spray and some plain white pseudophedrine, so at least this way I can breathe. I don't like taking regular cold medicine because most of it is colored with artificial dyes or has sweetners and fillers that affect my weight and make me bloat. I don't want any of that on top of being sick.

I used some of the money I was going to put into the HSA. Well, it was medical, but it's not deductible medical. Still, I'd rather feel good right now than pay a bill a couple days early.

I might go over to the club and sit in the sauna and try to bake this thing out of me. Sometimes that helps. Of course that requires effort so maybe a nap instead.

I also spent the last ten bucks in my checking to buy 20 cans of green beans. The store had them on sale and I was almost out and we eat them several times a week. This was a good deal anymore (20 cans for $10, so .50 each. There's like $1 left now. Well, there's more, but not everything has been processed yet this week. I still have $5 in cash in case I need to buy milk before Friday.

The no eating out challenge is going fine. It's nice not to be wasting money right now. I'm making a pizza tonight for dinner based on what we have on hand, instead of getting one as takeout.

4 Responses to “Money on OTC Meds”

  1. starfishy Says:

    Glad to see you are keeping with the eating challenge. I brought brkfst and lunch to work today and will have dinner at home. I almost lost my resolve when i started to crave pizza after seeing the photo on Living on Less's blog and reading your post, but i will remain on course! I hope you feel better soon.

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Thank you, Starfishy. I hope I feel better soon, too. Why do you think I decided to make pizza today? Not Chicago style because I like a thin crust, but still, that picture looked so good.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you feel better for the meds, you needed them so I'm glad you got them.

  4. livingonless Says:

    So sorry to hear your sick, but I hope you are feeling better today after getting the meds.

    So there's an eating challenge? Smile I'm glad you like the pic. I'll be making a lighter version for myself next time. I'm counting every calorie and hopefully will see some results.

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