Being broke does have its advantages
Sunday, January 12, 2014
When you have no money, there's no money for sodas, junk food, and fast food.
We're in a really tight spot right now... and by tight spot, I mean just applied for food stamps and hope it comes in soon, because we have no money for ANY healthy food broke.
I've got less than $200 to my name, and it's about to be less since I just sent the husband to the store for hot dogs, frozen pizzas, and spaghetti-os.
But it has its advantages. I can't overeat, because I can't afford to. I have to make things stretch, so my calorie budget IS my food budget. I want my cheese to last, so only 1 oz goes on my salad. I'm using leftovers I'd usually ignore, because well, I can't afford to throw them away. Leftover turkey is also awesome on salad.
It does mean I'm going to have to settle for less-than-awesome choices, but I'll survive. And supplement with healthy things when I can.
I just have to survive until tax time, but man, this is crappy. Haven't been this broke in years.
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