My first several trips to the grocery store after deciding to get healthier and lose weight were rather expensive. I kept hoping that the cost would go down after I’d stocked up on basics or figured out a cheaper way to do it. But, I wasn’t optimistic.
I’m not sure quite what happened. I’ve experimented with cheaper options, but when I’m already limiting my calories, it’s hard not to buy the foods I prefer. Somehow, though, I am back to spending about $50-60 a week at the grocery store, which is right within my budget. I think the difference is that I’ve found some cheaper snack options and I’ve gotten a lot better about curbing my terrible habit of wasting food, especially produce.
The real test is going to be getting through this Southern California Summer without a gym membership. I’m making my return to exercising, I’ll have to update you on that later.