Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

I started the new year out at the gym walking 2.7 miles in an hour. I know it's not breaking any speed records, but I did it and I'm proud of myself! My feet are sore in a couple of places so I need to get some body glide for my feet so they won't rub on my socks. I also think I need new shoes and socks. My reward for losing 50 pounds is going to be the shoes. I think I'll go tomorrow or the next day to get fitted again since it's been a while since I've been fitted for good shoes.

I read a post today about someone saying that eating healthy is expensive. I know that some things can be expensive, but in my humble opinion, I think that eating healthy is actually less expensive in the here and now and the long run. Let's take what Mike and I ate this last week. I bought a pork tenderloin for $13.00 or $14.00 (I can't remember exactly, but that is close) I put that in the crockpot with onions, carrots, and celery. I cooked a head of cabbage and a few potatoes on the stove and had all of that for supper. I have no idea exactly how much all those other things cost. I do know the cabbage was .29 a pound so lets say that was .75 and the carrots and celery I just used a little of what I had here let's add another $3.00 for all of that (which I think is high). Now the potatoes...they were actually still from Thanksgiving and I know they were on sale. The whole five pounds probably cost a couple of dollars so I'm going to say 1.25 for potatoes. Adding all those items together cost $19.00. Well, Mike and I both ate on what I cooked for three meals, plus we had more meat leftover that we had for two snacks each. That's 6 meals and 4 snacks for $19.00. We went out to eat at Cracker Barrel tonight and spent that much money for one meal for both of us!

My point is that I don't think that eating healthy is any more expensive than eating unhealthy. You will be more satisfied with healthy eating and won't eat as much. Here is another example of a snack. I'm very full after a grapefruit (I love to peel and eat them like an orange) that costs .50 or .60 each, but a bag of chips or a candy bar costs .75 or $1.00 which doesn't satisfy me at all. So I'm saving money and health there.

Also, eating healthy is going to save you money in the long run with your health...think of eating healthy as a health insurance policy!  :)

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