Pantry Challenge- Gets a New Twist!
After a couple of weeks of examination of all previous weight loss attempts, which worked, which didn't & why.... I came to some conclusions.
1) I tend to eat the same things over and over with little variation - especially when trying to... Read more
Pantry Challenge - Derailment!!!
The Pantry challenge was good - while it lasted. It sort of got derailed around Christmas.
Meanwhile, I've regained the weight loss during the challenge and added another 10 pounds.
On a positive note - I did last longer than one mont... Read more
Pantry Challenge Shopping Trip 6 & 7 $40.00 (two weeks @$20.00 each)
In the end, I decided to go with the two weeks allowance since I didn't go shopping last week and was running low on stuff.
Store#1 6 apples, 5 bananas, 4 oranges, 1 cantelope, 2 green bell peppers, 2 red bell peppers, day old cupcake,... Read more
Ummmm, where is last week's shopping trip?
ummmmm, I updated my checkbook and got some bills paid off and that didn't leave me any money to go shopping with. I think I did have $20, but didn't bother shopping.
So, I've been eating from my freezer, freeing up containers to store n... Read more
Observations noticed so far in the Great Pantry Challenge.
I went into this challenge as a way to control my food spending and to cut back trips to McDonald's, Subway, the local sub shop and spending $5-$10 on lunches at work.
After one month, I have done that. I bring my lunch from home now, an... Read more
Shopping Trips #4 $40 and Shopping Trip #5 $20
I went shopping on November 29th with the $40. I did stock up on meats (ground turkey, chicken, steak, porkchops) - just a small steak cut into three servings and two pork chops. Sometimes when you eat alot of chicken, you just want a tas... Read more
Shopping Trip - Week 4 $40.00 ??????
Here it is Monday - I usually shop on Saturdays, but this weekend, I haven't gone shopping!
Nope. Nada. Still have all my money unspent. Actually, the money is still in my bank account.
I still have plenty of apples and a few orang... Read more
Pantry Challenge Week 3 update
I finally got around to fixing my scale. It needed new batteries.
Now, I can weigh myself and get an accurate reading. Also, since I have the tanita scale that also measures bmi via whatever test it uses, I can get a bmi rating as we... Read more
Shopping Trip - Week 3 $20.00
Wow. It's a good thing I still had a lot of veggies still in the fridge. I needed coconut oil and at $8.00 (not $9.00 as I originally thought - there was a price reduction!) that does eat up quite a bit of $20.00. There was no way I could... Read more
Pantry Challenge - Week 2 update
Here it is Friday and has the week flown by.
This was not a week of cooking. I still have many of the vegetables from last week's shopping trip left untouched. I still have many servings of what I've already cooked during this challeng... Read more
Shopping Trip - Week 2 $20.00 limit
Ok, this time I had a list of some items I would like to try to obtain this week to help stretch things out this week.
This week I snagged:
Store #1: 5 bananas, 6 summer squash, 8 tomatoes, 2 RED bell peppers, butter (only full price... Read more
Pantry Challenge - Week 1 Wednesday
Ok, so far so good. No break down trips to McDonalds, Subway, or chinese food.
I will admit to having a little help on tuesday - Work had a management "lunch" meeting. After the meeting, there were some leftover wraps and half sub san... Read more
Pantry Challenge - Day 3 - 4
Fresh on the success of my first week's purchases - the ideas of what to make with what I scored flow like water.
The cold cooked chicken ended up in the crockpot Friday - minus one leg( for fri night dinner) so the next day, I had about 6 ... Read more
Shopping Trip - Week 1 $20.00 limit
This upcoming week will be interesting to say the least.
Some people may say that shopping in so many different stores is, well, ridiculous, but if you plan on shopping the reduced racks, you gotta look around to see what's available.
Th... Read more
Seashelly's Great Pantry Challenge - Starting November 2011
Ok, ok, ok. I'm not really going to try to lose weight, but I'm hoping this "experiment" will help shed some pounds over the months and save me money and change my buying habits. I"ve also been "toying" with this challenge for a while now.
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