Monday, October 08, 2012
We have fallen on some pretty hard times and by the end of the month my husband, son and I will be living with my parents for 3-6 months. Knowing we would no longer be on our own has caused me to delay any diet changes up until now but I finally decided I could not put it off any longer. We went shopping last night and only had $50 and 2 of my sons wic checks to buy a weeks worth of groceries for 3 people plus household items we needed.
I decided to concentrate on smaller portions for now, less food eaten means less expense with an added bonus of less calories. I tried to stick with decently healthy choices but I know I didn't do great. I thought eating pre-portioned foods would maybe help me learn serving sizes and lower my apatite so I got some oatmeal packets for breakfast and frozen meals for lunches. I know, oatmeal packets are probably the worse way to eat oatmeal but my reasoning is that as long as I can stop myself at one package my serving size will at least be correct. Frozen meals, ugh.. what can I say about them? We all know that they are not great but they are better then what I have been eating recently and again, they offer portion control to keep me in line. We also picked up some fruit, vegetables and various dinner items.
Between coupons, sales and wic we spent $36 on the food for the week and it is at least 50% healthier then what we have been buying so I call it a win..
Dinners are going to be the big challenge for me. It will be the only thing I eat that is not portioned for me so I just hope I can keep it under control.