Just wanted to pop in and give a progress report on my new plan. Yesterday was my bi-weekly shopping trip into the 'city' or 'boro we call it here. Did my best to get what I needed to get started, feed the whole family (not make 3 or 4 meals-not running a restaurant here), and stay on budget.
My budget stayed the same and I was pleased to see that without buying as many carbs/junk food, I was able to shop the sales and come home with plenty of veggies, fruit and protein - for same shared family meals!
I have been following a few 21 fix blogs/groups and a common thread was they would make special meals/plans for just themselves, something healthy. Not an option for me. As a family we eat the same food at meal time, and we can all benefit from a more strict portion control. I did purchase a couple things/snacks for just me since the twins can tolerate a few more carbs than me. Items such as snack packs of almonds and a vegan protein powder for shakes.
|I mix mine with unsweetened almond milk|
I really hemmed and hawed over buying these/wanting these. Then decided they would be the best way to quickly figure volume on salads and what not. Most blogs said they were easily available at Wal-Mart for a low price. Not mine. I did find them on Amazon. Amazon carries the BeechBody brand at a price of between $12-18 dollars. There are a few knock off brands to choose from as well. I found a brand from a vendor that was actually nice and had a lifetime warranty for only $5! Now I just have to get enough 'extra' money put aside for an Amazon order with free shipping (now up to $49 minimum). But I do need to order an ant hill for school . . . again.
Until these things come to pass I will make due with all the free material I printed from the internet and double check calories vs. serving size with my Fitnessbuddy app. which is how I also keep track of my water intake and exercise .
So I started this morning and seem to be right on track according to the cross referencing. Will keep posting updates . Feeling positive, doing something feels better than doing nothing!
Blessings, Beth Ann