Our weekly grocery budget is blown every week now. Sunday’s used to be pizza night and we could get two frozen pizzas for $6!!!! Now to feed our family of four a healthy meal is much more. A typical Sunday night now would be chicken stir fry and the chicken alone is more than $6.
That’s just one night. Every night we have replaced crap refined food with fresh healthy alternatives. Then there’s breakfast, lunch and snacks. This week Aldi had continental cucumbers for $1 each so we bought three.
I also take supplements which are primarily for helping my gut health. These are expensive. But possibly not necessary for most people.
Week one I bought active wear. Thankfully Kmart has a good quality range for not much money. Yes I love Running Bare but I’m not paying that much money for clothes that soon will be too big for me.
I bought some good shoes for walking which I consider an investment. I need to get some more injinji toe socks. I need to get better bras. I want a water proof watch like a Garmin or Apple Watch. The needs will come first.
My clothes are loose which is awesome. My Mum can lend me clothes as I lose weight, which is also awesome.
We are also not buying takeaway. We rarely drink anymore. We no longer buy a carton of Diet Coke every week. So swings and roundabouts.
This is me last night. I still have a long way to go but this is progress. I feel so good and confident. My husband compliments me more than ever. Despite my injury I was up dancing like my teenage daughter and not getting out of breath. Oh and I walked up a huge flight of stairs and did not puff and pant. Wheeeeeeee!!!