Saturday, June 12, 2010

I've been trying to lose weight. Actually trying this time. Not just saying I'm going to try and then eating whatever I want to anyway. I'm a fairly routine eater so each day is pretty much the same:

Breakfast choco-nana-nutter smoothie 300 calories

Lunch turkey ranch wrap with tons of veggies 300 calories

Snack light sugar free yogurt 110 calories
String cheese 70 calories
hard boiled egg 77 calories

Dinner is whatever the family is having but I eat a lot less and don't go back for seconds.

We've put ourselves on a grocery spending limit of $100 a week so we aren't buying soda of any kind anymore. Sorry Diet Coke. I miss you, but we must stick to our budget. Last week we spent $114. That included all of our breakfasts, lunches, and dinners plus diapers, toilet paper, and a sunless tanning lotion that I had a coupon for. Our lunches are always turkey sandwiches or wraps so that was easy to buy for. Our dinners included hamburgers, chicken alfredo, spaghetti, fajitas, grilled chicken, tacos, and chili dogs. I even had enough chicken for three extra meals. It's not a glamorous menu, but it's the food David and Erin will eat. Saving money did require trips to three different grocery stores. Luckily they are all in or near the same shopping center so we didn't have to travel too far out of the way. I'm not sure how much more than this we were spending before, but I know we weren't doing a very good job of keeping track. It feels good to know what we are buying and how much we are paying for it. In a strange way it also seems to help me with the diet.