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Saving on groceries...

December 21st, 2007 at 05:48 am

At least for the next month or two.

My work provides us with plenty of food for lunch (bread, meat, cheese, soup, fruit, crackers, chips, cookies, string cheese, etc) that I can eat at work without having to bring my own lunch. And it's all free. Of course while doing this, I potentially sacrifice calories.

But I'm heading into a lean pocketbook time while I transfer out of being contract and into being regular employee. Out of getting paid every other week and into getting paid once a month.

I think it will really help me out when it comes to budgeting money for food. The past couple times I have had money left over from the food budget. I think it could be even more if I start intentionally eating at work more often.

I'm flying to my dad's tomorrow. There's going to be soo much food. I'm a little concerned to be honest. But if I can just keep a large glass of water near me and refill it often, perhaps I won't eat as much. We'll see.

Happy Christmas everyone!

2 Responses to “Saving on groceries...”

  1. sagegirl Says:

    That is awesome that your office does that. And, if you stick with more of the fruit, cheese, and soup, you should do fine on the calaories. Maybe you could budget some whole wheat bread and bring your own bread slices for the meat and make a lower-cal sandwich?

    I always find the holidays diffcult because of all the food. I come from good Southern stock and if it can not be pan-fried in a whole stick of butter, then it is just not worth doing. I don't deprive myself though. I just use good portion control. Meats should be 3 ounces--about the size of your palm. And the sides (my favs)- maybe take half of a portion and after the food settles (while we watch football) if I am still hungry I go get another 1/2 serving. I make really good homemade pies--I allow myself one slice per day for 3 days. But I make myself add an addtional 15 minutes on my daily walk for those 3 days.

    Merry Christmas!!

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Free food is never a bad thing! Smile We used to get paid once a month. Thats a tough change over. Good luck!

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