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Food plan, mind-stretching for seeking alpha

October 13th, 2013 at 05:47 pm

Even our credit union is changing the terms of our credit card, from fixed to variable. I sense either yet another impending economic collapse in the US, or that credit usage is greatly reduced and less frequently utilized.

I am now understanding that our credit union struggles, first with the reduction of interest in our savings and chequing accounts, then with the shift from fixed to variable rates for our credit card. I thought they shifted to variable in 2009: I haven't been keeping up.

I am disenchanted with my debt group. I am considering a break until I get my mortgage down to a five-digit figure. I feel left out because I am neither on Facebook nor do I have diabetes. All I have to talk about is reduction of interest.

Another gripe I have: it seems every three days I am buying $20-$24 worth of vegetables and fruit. They go fast!

Trying a new approach to what I put in my stomach, after three weeks of Pop-Tarts. Daily morning lemon squeezed into water has given me new energy. Plus, I put a teaspoon of cinnamon in my daily coffee. The first night I woke up feeling my stomach was incinerating its contents. I have yet to establish a baseline for weight loss though: 100% of the time I feel urge to lose weight is when my pants are tighter around the waist and 24-48 hours later my period shows up. Has anyone had success with a plan from Timothy Ferriss' The Four-Hour Body?

Also going for more black beans and lentils, because it is turning to soup weather here, and I love the extra iron from lentils when my period comes. Mostly though, 4-6 ounces of lentil is cheaper ($0.55) than 4-6 ounces of meat ($1.60). I did pick up veal scalloppine at 50% off: my big thrill of October. I still love meat: I am just choosing to have it less often and be more creative about eating down my stores.

Sunday - Marinated Roast Beef (30% off)
Monday - Turkey Breast (Thanksgiving)
Tuesday - Lentil Soup, probably with bacon
Wednesday - Leftovers
Thursday - New York Strip Steak
Friday - Roast Chicken w/Red Peppers and Tomatoes
Saturday - Black Bean Tostados

3 Responses to “Food plan, mind-stretching for seeking alpha”

  1. TashaC. Says:

    I know veggies turn bad fast. Most of mine go bad before I use them. I'm used to processed foods- those last forever! I feel bad that my veggies get wasted, I have intentions to eat them in the grocery store- and then I end up eating potato chips for dinner or something where the veggies just sit and rot.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Although the veggies cost, think of the health benefits. As for weight loss, I feel your pain...just when I think I'm on track, I have my period and feel bloated.

    Your weekly menu looks good! What time is supper? :-)

  3. snafu Says:

    We too are worrying about the economic factors in the USA. When 'our neighbour catches cold, we get economic pneumonia' in our region. If all the fresh fruit and veggies are eaten, without waste that's terrific. You could do a bit of mix between fresh and frozen for some cost savings. Perhaps fresh Sunday - Thur., frozen/canned the remaining days with emphasis on those items with higher fresh 'organic' value.

    I recall reading there were 70 types of dried beans, peas, lentils which are inexpensive and budget s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s freeing up sums for more fresh foods.

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