I like to think that I am a thrifty...frugal person. I am really happy that we have been able to stop "eating out" frequently. I think the last time I ate out was when my mom was visiting, and our grocery trip went longer than planned. Cory had to eat out when he went to Ohio...(well, I could have packed something...) anyhow... I am really pleased at our attempts.
I have also been trying to pay more attention to our food choices. Cory has IBS, and Acid Reflux, so there are certain foods that trigger him...one is High Fructose Corn Syrup. I thought ridding ourselves of this would turn our world upside down or something. You would be surprised how easy it is. We eat all the normal foods, I just read labels...I have lost 8# (which could also be because I stopped nursing)...I know Cory has lost some...and I took Isaac to the Dr and he told me that Isaac lost 9#...I was wowed. This also contributes to us not eating out since I dont know what is in the foods. We feel so different too. When my mom came, she bought the kids those chocolate cupcakes with the white swirlys on them. I took a bite, and could not eat it...it made me sick. When you rid your body of that junk, you dont crave it.
Thanksgiving, and other holidays we have decided to just be flexible. When you eat at someones house..dont sweat it...you can get back to it next meal. It is life changing...and it wasnt hard. Did you know Reese Cups dont have HF CS in it? Anyways...I always tell people...you have your whole life to lose weight...develop healthy habits...dont sweat it...just do what you can.