Thursday, July 03, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

I am off early tomorrow morning to meet my mom in Louisville and then head up to Indianapolis for the weekend. We are going to have a grand couple of days together AND we get to see John Mayer!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


It's been a rough couple days. Today was the start of the July boot core class. We ran a timed mile to begin class. 8:01 baby! That is 1 full minute and 4 seconds off from my time in June. I am not sure if I just didn't push myself in June or what, but I am very proud of myself. And I don't even like to run!

Eating is still blah, but I am ok with that because I just ran a mile in 8 minutes!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Grocery Shopping

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So this morning I went to the grocery store after the gym. I have figured out that early morning is the best time to go because NO one is there, except a few other crazies who I have also seen just working out.

Anyway, there was an article a few weeks ago in Time about what makes American kids fat. I have only read part of it, but one of the things they stated was the rising cost of food. I used to not believe this theory that food prices were really rising. I also didn't believe that it was cheaper to buy processed foods. But this past week I have been doing some major examination of my finances. I can really tell a noticeable strain over the past few months. I am hoping that is due to the extra $250/month that has been coming out of my paycheck for my flexible spending account. So, I was thinking about my grocery store bill. I averaged about $50 a week last month and about $75 a week eating (drinking) out. I don't feel I eat out a ridiculous amount. I try to limit my lunches out to 1-2 times a week, preferably just one. I usually eat dinner out about 3 nights a week being maybe one day during the week and Friday or Saturday, and Sunday. And at least one of those meals I have leftovers.

So back to my grocery trip this morning. I bought a whopping 12 items that came to $40.73.
20 oz Diet Coke 1.39
Salad Dressing 2.99
Peanut Butter 3.15
Salt and Pepper Kettle Chips 3.50
Granola 1.89
About 2 lbs of grapes 3.68
Broccoli 2.00
Grape Tomatoes 2.29
Organic Mixed Greens 4.39
Strawberries 2.50
Raspberries 2.50
Cut pineapple 7.39

Now I probably didn't need to buy that soda or the granola or the cut pineapple. But I really didn't buy anything out of the ordinary. I didn't buy any meat or cheese. I also really didn't buy any processed foods.

I can now see how it can cost more to eat healthy. However, I am willing to pay more for my health.