What I focused on last month was tracking my spending for an entire month.
At the end of each day, I would write down each purchase. There were some that I purchased with a gift card, but I wrote it down also. At the end of each week, I would tally up my totals in each category and put it in a spreadsheet.
Tracking my spending this way was very quick. I think it's because instead of writing down where I spent the money each day, I wrote the category instead.
As you can see in the spreadsheet above, my spending was horrible. I didn't even pay rent or a car payment and still was way over budget. Of course, dining out was a killer for me...always has been. Gas and travel were higher because I had to drive out of town to check on my apartment (more on that mess later). Health and beauty is high due to two $60 pedicures along with other things I did not need. I usually don't spend on gifts, but that was for Father's Day.
I plan on allocating more towards my debt, but my funds are pretty low this summer. Once school starts back I plan on working more so I can put more on debt repayment.