Sunday, January 18, 2009

Updates

1. I have lost 5 pounds since the beginning of the year...woo hoo!

2. Last week in my once-a-week cooking endeavor, I made a recipe from an awesome magazine called Clean Eating. If you haven't had a chance to check out this magazine, you should totally do so! It is full of recipes about eating healthier, but is so NOT a diet magazine. I made whole wheat penne with asparagus and it was yummy!!
3. No fast food since the beginning of the year, although this week when my throat was hurting, I did get a small vanilla milkshake from McDonalds (the one and only item I like from there) and I was craving meat today, so I got a 6" sub from Subway - but no drink or chips.

4. I haven't used my debit card since the first of the year. Using only cash was not one of my intentions, but it has worked out really well and I may continue with it. I have the same problem that my kids have when I use plastic, I can't seem to maintain an accurate total in my head and money doesn't mean as much when I use my debit card. I think more carefully about what I buy when I use cash, although I still have trouble at the fabric store. =)

8 comments:

Tranquility said...

Hmmm... I've noticed that about myself too. I've been paying for things in cash lately (something I haven't done in about 12 years) and I notice that I think a lot more about what I'm buying when I do that. I also hesitate more when I actually see the dollar bills leaving my wallet.

The Blonde Duck said...

Hi from SITS! I'm going to check out that magazine. It sounds cool!

John Deere Mom said...

That recipe looks great. I LOVE aspragus. And I was thinking the same thing about the debit card issue. I am going to try to use cash more in hopes to save money. Congrats on the weight loss!!

stacie said...

good job!!

I want that recipe, I can't find it...

Bethany Haile Photography said...

That is awesome! Good for you! I think your meal sounds great!! I'm definitely going to check out that website!

Melissa B. said...

Way. To. Go! We've been trying to eat better. Mr. Fairway hasn't had ice cream for a month! But he broke down tonite after dinner, and went out and bought a container. Oh, well. I'm still resisting, though!

Colleen said...

Hey...have not commented in a while. Sorry! You are doing awesome on your goals so far!! Keep up the good work. I recently started only using paper money. I throw all the change in a jar and hopefully it will pay for Christmas present at the end of the year. We shall see...

Ronnica said...

Good job on not eating fast food! I need to do that. It's so addicting, but then when I think about it, the things I make at home are just as good, just take some getting used to the extra work.