The last thing I'll be giving up is shopping. I did this last year for the month of November and it worked out really well and even trickled into other months. Then I started walking and driving and the shops started calling my name again. I really feel like I have everything that I could possibly want so it's time for a big cut back again. My plan for this one is to do three months, and then just pay more attention to what I am buying for the rest of the year. So, for the next three months I won't be buying any: clothes, shoes, makeup, magazines, books, music, purses, etc, etc, etc. The general idea is if I don't need it, I'm not buying it. I mean, if I run out of deodorant then I'm definitely going to get some....but if heavy blue eyeliner comes back in style then I'm just going to have to stick to my black and brown. This is going to be another tough one. It means no trips to Target. There is never anything that I need in Target, but always things I can buy. So, that pretty much sums up the Great Giveup of 2009. Wish me luck and prepare for some blog posts about me bitching that I really want to buy something and drink a soda!