I tried to post along the way of how I was doing in only buying items I need. I did buy a few things that didn't fall into the need category.
Overall we spent 13 percent less (if my math was correct) and in the groceries we spent 34 percent less. Yeah! the grocery area is one that I control primarily so seeing 34 percent savings there is a good feeling.
I am going to continue to watch my grocery money and hopefully I can continue to keep that low.