For 2009, our BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) was inspired by my sister & brother-in-law's goal to not eat at any place that has a drive-thru. We took it one step further & decided to not eat out (drive-thu or restaurants) all year. We've made exceptions for times when we are out of town, have company visiting in town, or have work obligations where dining out is expected.
We realized we could save a lot of money (& probably a few pounds) by making our meals at home instead, even if it means eating a little nicer at home on occasion & spending a little bit more on groceries. Our date nights will have to get a little bit more creative as well. You see, we love to eat out & use it as our date night most of the time.
So, I'm happy to report that 7 days into it, we haven't given in. Oh, the temptations have been there, alright, but we've resisted! And now there's only 358 days to go . . .