I try some of the same tactics. I try to make some of the holiday goodies through out the year so I am not so tempted. I would also like new plates, but find myself a very sentimental person and not ready to give up the dishes from our wedding. Maybe I will go to the Correlle store and just get a couple for me. I use the small ramekins for ice cream, pudding, etc since it looks so full and it works for me.
When shopping, there is only 2 of us, I get bulk when I can for meat and as soon as I get home portion it out and put it in the freezer. I have also stopped doing ground meats in 1 pound increments and now do .75 per bag. I am usually the only one who will do leftovers so this usually only leaves us one meal to eat after. It works out well since 2 nights a week I eat much later due to running later than usual with my group. So I have dinner all ready for me without having to think.
Don't set your limits until you have tested them...
Upcoming 2010 Races:
--2/14 Birmingham, AL Mercedes Benz full
--4/11 Martian Marathon
--4/25 Road Ends Trail 1/2
--5/1 Kenosha, WI Cheesehead Marthon
-6/5 Sunburst Hall of Fame to Notre Dame marathon, IN
-Rest...then figure out more
-10/10 Towpath Marathon
-12/5 Dallas Whiterock Marathon
-12/13 Run like the Dickens 10k
-12/31 New Years Resolution 8k-try for a 4peat
States completed: MI,
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