Monday, August 23, 2010

The Real Reason I've Gained 10 Pounds in the Last Year

 

For some reason, I decided to look at my online banking statement for the past 12 months and sort it alphabetically. 

I expected to be disgusted with myself for the number of entries to Amazon.com, appalled to see the money I've spent at the Hallmark Gold Crown store near my house and surprised by the number of trips to Sam's Wholesale Club.  Imagine my amazement at seeing the absurd amount of entries for Kroger (groceries), Sonic, McDonald's, and various and sundry bars and restaurants throughout southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana.  Holy crap. 

I'm one person.  One.  Why does one person need so much food?  Granted, I've been known to pick up a few tabs here and there, especially if mom and my kids are with me, but damn.  I shudder to think how beautiful my IRA would look if I had put all that food money toward my retirement bottom line instead of toward my waistline. 

From this day forward, no more restaurants, no more bars, no more eating out.  I will buy only fresh produce, dairy and meat and will cook every meal. 

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Never mind.  Who needs to retire, anyway?
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4 comments:

Lorna said...

My dear, I am SO with you on this---how do you drawa the line between what's good for you and what you love? I've just given up coffee again because I love it double-double, but I am really missing the comfort of a cup of something hot and sweet and creamy in the morning.

Barbara said...

YOU ARE THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF ME!! I EAT FAST FOOD MAYBE ONCE A WEEK. I EAT A MEAL SLIGHTLY ELEVATED ABOVE FAST FOOD ONCE EVERY COUPLE OF MONTHS...EVERYTHING ELSE IS OUR COOKING AT HOME, FRIENDS OR FAMILIES COOKING, LEFTOVERS AT WORK, AND AN OCCASIONAL CARRY OUT TO THE HOUSE.

Jill said...

I solved my problem. I never eat. I lost 40 pounds that way. Now what's for dinner?

Susan in St. Paul said...

I have found that fresh produce, non cow dairy and meat are actually more expense than junk. Try it, go shopping and get a weeks worth of good tasty food and compare.

I cook almost every meal, recently I have been purchasing the Friday $5 cluck rotissorie chicken special at a local store. Then I have cooked chicken for a couple days then drippings and the remains to make chicken soup.