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9/30/12 3:55 P

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I know what you mean about forgetting why I bought something. I usually try to make a menu for the week; I post that on the fridge so I don't forget.

My problem is buying so much produce on my weekly trip that, by the end of the week, it's all yicky. I'm getting better about guessing how much we'll need and what will last and planning the meals with fresh stuff earlier in the week. The hitch comes when hubby says, "Let's go out" -- and we do.

This is our Fall Break. In between the other projects I need to tackle this week, I was going to use it to really focus on eating and exercise. So far, we've been out to eat twice, AND I did a lovely faceplant at the Pumpkin Patch, where I'm fairly sure I broke -- or at least bruised -- a rib. All I want to do is lie in bed and eat ice cream and Oreos. I hope your October begins better!!

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9/30/12 1:11 P

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i've made myself goals for october (most are class related and fall festival related) but one I plan to truly stick to as well.

I have made a goal that for the entire month of october (at least), i won't eat out. I'll make sure to pack my breakfast/lunch/dinner/whatever with me, and only spend my money on gas and groceries (other than extra paint and tacks if needed, but that's it). I plan to plan my meals much better and not leave things to a whim. I'm far too broke and stretched financially to keep making stupid takeout choices, so if i can just buy food to keep me going at home, i won't be all "ooh, this or that sounds good right now" that would probably help my sleep issue like crazy, too.

I've got some gala apples (mmm) and bananas (smoothie heaven, though i will be experimenting more), and I will get more salad fixins and lighter dressings to start with. I also got some instant breakfast packets and such to go with my milk (and apples and whatnot). I'm curious what all I can do, but won't buy everything at once. I tend to buy things way in advance and then forget why i got them in the first place, so they don't get used and go bad.

Well, here comes october and I'm not messing this up if i can help it.

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9/25/12 8:32 P

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hmm...good options. I'm trying to get back to my drinking water habit--slow going at the moment though, usually i bounce back quicker than this.

Anyhoo, i'll give it a shot. I did improve a bit today, though. Though i didn't eat the salad i'd packed and took with me to school (just wasn't hungry for some reason), I did make sure to eat it when i got home for dinner instead of letting it sit for days. If i make something healthy, i need to eat it. Sounds simple, but sometimes my brain won't connect quick enough. grr...

I'll start making a list for next grocery time and think about what i can reasonably deal with, and get up and go. thankfully tomorrow they're providing lots of fruit for breakfast, so no worries there. but i gotta bring my own decaf coffee (hee hee)

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9/24/12 9:24 P

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I generally get to school by 6 a.m. -- way too early in my book for breakfast. But I keep a loaf of bread, a toaster, and a jar of peanut butter at school so that I can have PB toast after my first class. It's quick, easy, and cheap. I also take a piece of fruit or a baggie of grapes with me, too. I try to have a fruit, a starch, and a protein for breakfast. And lots of water. The protein and the water will keep you feeling full longer.

Other nicely portable and inexpensive breakfast components:
-A cup of yogurt
-A bag of dry cereal
-Oatmeal in a mug (Microwave that instant stuff in under 2 min!)
-Cheese and crackers (slice up the cheese the night before and bag up a serving of crackers)
-Fruit (you mentioned)
-Trail mix
-A hard boiled egg (I usually keep several cooked and chilled to grab and go.)

Good luck!





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9/24/12 1:36 P

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I hit the snooze at least twice in the morning when i've gotta go to work. I just want some time to wake myself up nice and gradual (especially now that i don't have the energy--have been slacking on my healthy living unfortunately) and sort through my thoughts a bit. I also live about an hour from the campuses i tend to sub at, so that means getting up and out the door before 6am. If I'm lucky, I'll get up quick, set the coffee pot, and make a thermosful to keep me going throughout the day, but sometimes that don't happen.

I pass a handful of places i can get breakfast from, but as a college student, too, i really don't have the money to keep doing that. I make smoothies quite often, but those're usually saved for lunch or later if i have a long day at the college campus, too. For breakfast, i either want nothing or a lot, and that means biscuit sandwiches or donuts or things generally not very good for you at all. they're filling, but it gets expensive.

Do you guys have breakfast ideas when you're in a rush and on the go to campus, and just don't have the time to make something to take with you? I mean, i'm close to getting some of those carnation instant breakfast packets and whipping up one of those real quick before i haul it out the door, but they just don't stay with me that long and i get hungry again. Same with smoothies--i can change the ingredients around a lot, but i get tired of them or i'll take them with me and just not drink them (smacking self in head). Then again, if i got an apple or banana and took that along, too, for mid-morning snack, that'd work out alright, maybe. Wish i had the money to just get subway every morning, but I don't (and most don't open til after i'm on campus anyway, darn it).

Any ideas would be great.

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