I was doing well, zero spend, until I hit the weekend and then everything went off the rails. Ended up spending approximately $110.00 Canadian this weekend (WTF). Some friends of mine came back from vacation and the social drinking got out of control. Although, part of that was $20 on one martini (double WTF) at a hotel bar, which I ordered without looking at the price, and another $25 was two beers at an NHL hockey game. The remaining $55 did come from one bar though. Overall, the actual amount of drinks was not that bad, but the costs spiraled out of control.
Looks like I will be trying the cold turkey method, at least until I can counteract the spend from this weekend and get back on track to my goal of reducing spend by 75%. I've been 100% off coffee since January 5th using the cold turkey method. The first day was hellish.
As for cutting back on the social drinking, I'm just going to need to take up a hobby to keep my time occupied, maybe I'll finally sign up for Treehouse and learn some coding skills on the side.