Monday, March 24, 2014

Grocery shopping

I'm trying to buy more stuff from the produce department so I can feel like I'm eating more healthy. I'm not sure if it's going to work since I never feel like I buy enough food when I go grocery shopping. I finally bought a water filter system for home so I can stop buying gallons of water. Moving to this new apartment has me re evaluating so much of my spending. The fact I'm going to be spending so much on gas and tolls is enough to just make me want to stop going to dinner. I don't want to pretend while I'm at the restaurant that I really can afford to be buying whatever I want. Maybe this will be the push I needed to actually get me to cook for real since I can't afford to go out for food and do the other things I have planned for myself. For instance, a salmon meal at a restaurant would typically be like $25 dollars including tips and stuff. Today I saw the salmon for a huge cut of near for like $8 at the grocery. That beats buying a salad from chick-fil-a and is only like $2 dollars more than a meal at most of the fast food places. When I crunch numbers like this it  helps to remind me how grocery shopping like I did when I lived by myself was good. Hopefully I can get in the routine of taking my lunch to work. I need to figure out how to hard boil eggs. I want to try and take them for breakfast so I'm not scrambling eggs in the morning. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Thinking about restarting the south beach diet. It's the only eating program that actually works for me. I feel like I can't get control of myself so when I move into this new place where I have to control all my spending more I can control my out of control weight gain... I'm not back at square one but my attempts have been kind of half hearted. Why is lean meat and vegetables so hard to comprehend for me?