my spending is way down too. i havent kept a journal but i wish now that i have, maybe next Jan i will start one, LOL. but i do know my purchases are much smaller.
and, i agree about the coupons and discount codes, just cause we get them shouldnt make us feel we hafta to use them! in fact i delete alot of emails w codes before i even open them, less temptation that way.
i also have only subscibed to 2 mags, instead of the 5 i had coming in. and one of these 2 will not be renewed either. this way i can buy just the issues i really like.
i dont think i will ever go cold turkey, but i do know i can resist, LOL................
HollyHock, she who runs in scalloped circles.........