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Recap, Days 13 - 19

Monday, November 05, 2012

Average daily calories - 1651
Average daily grams of fat - 122 (67 %)
Average daily grams of protein - 110
Average daily grams of carbohydrates - 35
Average daily grams of fiber - 12
Average daily net carbs - 23
Average daily estimated cost of food eaten - $3.55

Pounds lost - 1.5

It was a strange week. My weight stayed within a .6 pound range, which is unusually consistent. It usually bounces around within 3 pounds or so. It wasn't at all intentional, but my daily calories ranged from 1207 to 2137, which is an unusually wide range. And my schedule was off, too.

I stayed on budget, both with the estimated cost of what I ate each day and with what I spent. I need to go back and make sure I've added everything I've purchased. I'm pretty sure I'm still under $130, but it's getting close. I'm running out of meat, which is unusual. I have lots of veggies left, though. I'll probably end up with a bunch of veggies leftover for next month, too, though I'll probably get another head of cauliflower this month.

Knowing that I have to keep track of the estimated cost of what I eat each day has kept me from overeating and has also kept me eating only what I have "bought" this month. It's been a good exercise for me from that standpoint, if no other.


Saturday and Sunday, Days 19 and 20

Monday, November 05, 2012

Both Saturday and Sunday were strange days, food-wise and just plain life-wise. But I stuck with low carb eating both days, and budget eating, too. In fact, knowing that I had to come and report my food and keep it under budget helped me to stay on plan.

Saturday's food -
B - eggs scrambled in drippings, tea with gelatin and coconut milk
L - salad of chicken, tomato, celery, mayo, sunflower seeds
D - bacon and eggs

Estimated cost of food eaten - $3.20

Sunday's food -
B - eggs scrambed in butter
L - yogurt with sunflower seeds, flaxmeal and cinnamon
S - Pork with Turnips and Cabbage
T - tea with splenda

Estimated cost of food eaten - $3.12


I'm Bored!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

I'm bored. I'm tired of this, of the restrictions and not being able to eat whatever I want and however much I want. I want to quit and go back to my normal low carb lifestyle.

But then, I suppose that everyone feels this way sometimes, whether they are on a food stamps budget or on a budget but don't get food stamps or even if they have all the money in the world to spend on food. While I don't exactly fit into any of those categories (having all the money in the world to spend would be nice, wouldn't it?) this is far from the first time I've been tired of having to come up with something to eat, or tired of what I do come up with. So I'll stick with it. But I am definitely bored!

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BUDGETMAW 11/7/2012 2:18PM

  Kadysmom, I have lots of recipes. Thousands of recipes! I have at least 30 linear feet of cookbooks, plus lots more on the computer. I collect cookbooks and recipes. I love recipes! Which, of course, is not to say that I actually use them.

The reason I was bored was that I am limited to what I buy with my $130 for the month and what I had leftover from the prior months. Because chicken leg quarters are cheap and pork was on sale both this month and last, I mostly just have chicken and pork to eat for the next two weeks, plus whatever veggies I have. And, of course, since that's what I have, all I could think of were recipes calling for beef, even though I don't usually eat beef.

The real reason I was bored, though, was that I was really really tired. Nothing sounded good, and the stuff that I had on hand to cook with sounded even less good than anything else. And besides which, I was bored!

Thanks for suggesting Linda's recipes. I agree that she has some good ones. In fact, I have the ingredients for a couple of her tuna casseroles and have been intending to make one for the past several days but just hadn't gotten around to it. It was easier to complain! :)

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NAYPOOIE 11/4/2012 2:52PM

    regrettably, I haven't been consistent enough to get bored. I kind of fizzled trying to figure out all the costs from past food bills.

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KADYSMOM11 11/4/2012 1:20PM

    Have you looked for recipes to change things up? I like Linda's Low Carb http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/recipe
s.html There are tons of desert recipes (if you have a sweet tooth like me!)
Good luck whatever you do~ emoticon

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Cheap Recipes

Saturday, November 03, 2012

You know, I hope, about Linda's Low Carb Menus and Recipes at www.genaw.com/lowcarb/index.html . Well, some of them, at least, are cheap as well as good and low carb. The Cheesey Tuna Casserole, for example, comes to about 60 cents a serving. I haven't priced out others, but they look pretty inexpensive, too.

Thanks, Linda!

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KADYSMOM11 11/3/2012 8:38PM

    I love her recipes! emoticon

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ARTIELLE 11/3/2012 6:19PM

    Love love love the spinach lasagna. And the kulgogi pot roast is the cats meow. Do try out some of her recipes. But I get most of my recipes from Sparkpeople.

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NAYPOOIE 11/3/2012 12:57PM

    I love Linda.

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Friday, Day 18

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Friday's food -
B - bacon and eggs, all scrambled up with tomato, onion and mushrooms
L - a huge soup of homemade broth, kale (from the garden), tomato, coconut milk, butter, eggs, and parsley and chives (both from the garden)
D - pork shoulder steak, oven roasted green beans in bacon grease

Estimated cost of food eaten - $3.06

98 cents a pound for the pork shoulder steaks was a great price! I'm glad I stocked up on them, even if I am getting tired of pork.


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