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FOOD and I

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

I have a love hate relationship with food. I love to eat healthy but I hate the cost of eating healthier. I have six people to buy and cook for so our grocery bill is very high when I choose the healthier choices. So our diet depends on our finances. I try to cook healthy....but sometimes I just can't afford it. We all weighed ourselves today. Three of us are over weight. Time to make some more changes and sacrifices.

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TIATOPIA29 7/4/2014 1:32PM

    Thanks for all the encouragement. We don't buy "junk food" usually. I would do a "carpet picnic" once a month where my girls would choose any food to eat and splurge that day. The rest of the month we would not eat soda or chips. But I kept crackers and pretzels in the snack cupboard. And they usually had cereal for breakfast. With 6 people to feed every meal it is difficult to make the best choices, when the less healthier choices are better. I have stopped stocking the snack cupboard with crackers and pretzels and have lots of fruit and vegetable choices. They are also only allowed dry cereal (have to stick with the serving size) twice a week. We can usually have a box of cereal last 3 days if we stick to the serving size. It was lasting just one. Small steps are what we are taking!! emoticon

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POSEY440 7/3/2014 6:17PM

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    Our budget is just as tight as anyone I know, more-so in fact.

We eat chicken (yes, the dark meat chicken which is cheaper) and we eat store brand frozen mixed vegetables.

We are lucky that neither of us cares for "a whole lot of variety" and can pretty much eat the same things on a daily basis.

When you checkout just how much money is spent on sodas and chips, etc., you might be surprised that eating healthier doesn't have to break the bank.


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LASTXAROUND 7/3/2014 2:19PM

    Just take it one day at a time and one change at a time. Before you know it you'll be live a healthy lifestyle.

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GEMINICHIK 7/3/2014 1:40PM

    there are many good articles on SP on cooking healthy on a budget. One thing is buying fruits/vegetables in season farmers markets are the best & cheapest.

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MOMMYTEACHER 7/2/2014 9:01PM

  Changes can be small, it's okay to start small and build. Starting over is good. I discovered in March of 2014 that I'd first signed onto SP in 2006. Eight years ago, it was time. I had retired, needed something to do with myself. I found an inspiring quote in the inspiration section that really set me on my heels. "A year from now you will wish you started today!"

Please start now, start small, I start with the purchase of a decent food scale (about $25.00 at Walmart). For those of you who need to loose weight just start by weighing your food and tracking on the food tracker. When finances permit try getting the Spark activity tracker, it has been a real motivator for me.

Best wishes, Sherry emoticon Add me as a friend you can see my food and activity and even help me, too!!!!! Love to hear from you.

You are worth the effort !!!!

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