I checked my budget and spending habbits because I am going to try out a new investment strategy, and I realized I spend about 3/4 of my budget on food (Actually, I knew that, but it's a shock every time I think about it).
I eat out almost every meal (I go out with co-workers and friends for lunch and dinner, and go to an IHOP like restaurant for break fast, while catching up on news and other reading), and I justify it by saying "I work hard, I may as well enjoy my meals." I also don't place restrictions on the styles of meals (Sushi and Seafood comes up often). I tip well, since I am a regular at many of the restaurants. I also get at least one cup of Starbucks cofee or a Jamba Juice pretty much every day. Sometimes, I will get the urge for a late moght dessert, and I'll get a big banana split or something. So it adds up really quickly.
The other, bigger, problem is that my health suffers because of it too, though I have been eating healthier foods lately, the portions are still large (and I've gotten used to them).
Anyone else have a similar issues?