When I uploaded an app to track my spending it asked me some simple questions:
*Quitting Day: 12/15/2019
*Money Spent Weekly: $50
*Drinks per week?: 20
As I enter day 129 of being sober my app tells me:
*Money Saved So Far: $915
*Drinks Passed So Far: 366 Drinks
Sometimes I wonder if 20 drinks/week is even fair. Since I often pulled directly from whatever bottle we had at home… So I know I did not have a fair reality on how much I was drinking… I could walk in the door and <guesstimate> take 3 shots. Some days I could make it the whole day without drinking. Thinking about going out…. How much would I pre-game? And then drink out..?
Since I’m about a third of the way through the year, I’ll be at about:
*Money Saved In The Year: Approx. $ 2,745
*Drinks Passed In The Year: Approx. 1,098
The money savings might not quite be there with my replacement of Kumbacha at about $4/drink — but on average I’m not even drinking one/day. Also my husband is still drinking so there is alcohol within our household grocery budget. He also has a “local watering hole”.
I’d guess my drinks passed could be much greater. The more I think about it…. it could be closer to 30/week…? Plus holidays, parties, etc. We could be looking at 1,700 or higher.
Financial cost… Savings! …. Bodily cost… Savings!
Emotional cost… Savings!