the cost of food

Submitted by dietgirl on Tue, 06/20/2006 - 3:16pm.

It's pretty hard to workout in the mornings for me. Every morning this week I have said, "okay, going to wake up and go straight to the gym." But I never do - I sleep until the utmost pressure is on me. oh well - I am going to try it again tomorrow.

I've been wondering if I am eating within a reasonable food budget. this week I am going to track the cost of my eating lifestyle to see what I can do to improve it.

Tuesday's eating:
breakfast: slim fast shake, .60 cents
Lunch: chicken salad - free.. office meeting!
snack: 120 calorie ice cream bar - .50 cents
Dinner: chicken stir-fry $4, but I only ate half = $2 and 1 stalk of corn on the cob = $4 total for dinner

total amount of money spent on food: $5.10
Wow! that is surprising - if I had paid for my lunch it would have been about $12 - $15 instead.

Wednesday's eating habits thus far:

Breakfast : slim fast shake (.60 cents)
Lunch: turkey sandwich, bag of potato chips and a bowl of fruit (free - thank you catered office meeting)
Snack: yogurt - .70 cents, diet cola .60 cents