So annoyed!

13 Jul

I’m trying really hard to eat better and lose weight. I’ve lost 60 pounds in the last 6 months. I’ve done it by changing my diet and trying to have a positive mental attitude. I’ve also changed up some of my medications with my doctor’s help.

This weekend I did some shopping for milk, eggs, and produce to get me through the week. My budget this month is VERY limited so I was trying to be frugal. Instead of buying the carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and snow peas and preping them myself, I bought some prebagged ones because it was cheaper this week. One bag was great. It lasted us until today and all the veggies stayed fresh and crispy.

The other bag, on the other hand, did not do so well. I haven’t opened it yet and I might not. I think I’m going to try and take it back. The veggies in it are all turning brown and getting droopy and slimey!

How is a person supposed to eat better if the fresh, healthy food is so darn expensive?! I was talking to my dietician this week about it. A box of macaroni and cheese is less than a dollar and feed both of us. A salad is at least $3-5. And it will only feed one and a half of us because my son pucks all the stuff he doesn’t like out of it. Carrots and broccoli are around a dollar a pound, but you can only eat so much before you don’t want to look at anything green or orange for a really long while. Sometimes you just want different vegetables!

I’m supposed to eat between 60-80 grams of protein a day. That’s mt bariatric clinic’s recommendation. Chicken is cheap, mostly. But like the carrots and broccoli argument, you can only eat so much before you would rather roll over, starve and die before you eat any more. I usually try to buy a canister of protein powder every month, but my budget is slim this month. I had an unexpected expense come up. So now I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I WILL make do. I know that. But I’m still really annoyed about the whole situation. Maybe its just too hot today.

  • I’m grateful the one bag of veggies lasted 5 days. I’m definitely going to be checking dates next time. I’m grateful to have food in my house. We won’t go hungry. I’m grateful to have a/c. This heat is really doing a number on me.

Night all. LOVES

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2 Responses to “So annoyed!”

  1. cupcakecache July 13, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

    Bean sprouts are healthy and cheap alternative. If you have a Chinese store nearby, you may also be able to find mushrooms cheaply. For under $3, I buy both and it easily lasts several days.Sardines are inexpensive, also you can find canned spam, and chicken: easy to fix and not expensive. Steak is expensive. Meats at Aldi’s or Save a lot are a lot cheaper. Your part of the country might be more expensive.

  2. cupcakecache July 14, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

    I admit Tracy that I am a weird eater of foods. I love the Chinese store because you can find some inexpensive things like seaweed, and some unusual foods like kimchi which is pricier because it is home made but I find good prices at strange places sometimes, or places out of the norm like these mom and pop stores. If it weren’t for my husband’s eating habits, I would probably never set food in a chain store. But you are right: sometimes eating more healthy foods takes planning carefully and a few more dollars.

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