Observations on Spending and Eating Habits
Ever since RGD went back to his place (he is recovering quite nicely, by the way), I have been lazier and a bit more wasteful, where food is concerned. While he was here for nearly a month after his heart surgery, I got through many things, and was able to get a handle on things a bit more.
As you know from my Mystery Freezer Challenge articles, I am not one that likes leftovers, with few exceptions. I tend to over-buy, cook too much, and then find myself unable to eat all that I purchase, so fresh fruits and vegetables will often go to waste. If I have cooked food, I will freeze it (often unlabeled) so I have mystery containers. Thankfully, I have not started doing that again.
I have, however, started to eat out more often. I already see the added expense. On the other hand, each day this week I went home for lunch, being only five minutes from work this week. Next week I will have to make a sincere effort to bring lunch from home.
I also need to become more conscious to make sure that I eat regularly, as I made sure that RGD did.
Today is a day off and I have spent the best of my morning in bed reading the book, On a Dollar a Day , by Christopher Greenslate and Kerri Leonard. It was their experience about thinking more about what they ate and why, using a couple of month long experiments, the first on living on a dollar a day for each of their month's food allocation. I finished the book before noon. I found their adventures fascinating, and I do not think I could have done the same.
I really need to think about how much waste I produce in food. It is a bit ridiculous.
I also need to think more about my purchasing habits and dinners out. It would probably shock me if I were to assign a dollar amount to them.
© 2015 Coral Levang
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