Category Archives: meal planning

Overtime and a massive shopping trip

I’m following politics some this year. I’m watching some of the convention speeches. There are definitely some differences in the approaches of the two major parties this year. It’s … interesting. That’s all I have to say about politics here. … Continue reading

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All over the place

Back to the gym and trying to eat better. Things are starting to come together again. Granted, it’s only been a few days, but I’m feeling more in control. We spent the weekend in the house – none of us … Continue reading

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Food prep

I found a list of entrees we like that I made a couple of years ago. It’s a whole page of choices. We tend toward the same few these days and I’m going to need to get a little more … Continue reading

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Book review: Debt-Free Living

tl;dr: This post is crazy long. Sorry! The book is good and it’s going on my keeper shelf.   I just finished reading The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living, by Anna Newell Jones. It’s about her journey with, and how to … Continue reading

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Random stuff

I was able to buy my two pound block of glycerin soap yesterday. $5.89. Not bad for a dozen bars of soap. That’s 50 cents a bar. It’s olive oil glycerin soap. I figure I should try the olive oil … Continue reading

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Saving money

I had a lesson in the change in mindset I’m going through about saving money vs. not spending it. When I went to talk to the trainer about sessions, he gave me the spiel and showed me that i could … Continue reading

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Back on the wagon

I have started my new diet and exercise routine. I know that the first week or two is always the hardest and am prepared for that. I don’t know if my family is, but I am. I have decided to … Continue reading

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Planning on eating

Meal planning in my house is pretty easy. I look in the cupboard to see what’s available and I make meals based on that. If I can’t think of anything fancy, we will have an old stand-by like pasta. I’ll … Continue reading

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Jumping back in

I dove back in to the Tightwad Gazette this week. I started with the third, but I’m realizing that I’m going to have to go back and read all three. They are just chock full of tidbits and ideas. While … Continue reading

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Well, crud

It seems I’m not very good at this whole vegan thing. I have lapsed into a lacto-vegetarian because I keep forgetting my hazelnut milk at home and want a second cup of coffee at school. They don’t have non-dairy creamer. … Continue reading

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