09 December 2011

Duh Mom

About year ago I would make menu plans, try to cook and bake from scratch as much as possible, and I started to educate myself on the food we were eating.  Lately, not so much.  When the hubby was deployed I turned to convenience foods and hardly made any meals.  Once the hubby returned home I continued to walk down the aisle of frozen food dinners and prepackaged meals. 

I was being lazy. 

Of course our life was turned upside down for awhile and I was trying to finish up my schooling, but I was using that as an excuse.  I finally opened my eyes this past week.  My daughter celebrated her 11th birthday and for her birthday we took her to Anchorage, which is about 7-8 hour trip during the winter.  We had a great time! We call it civilization.  Trust me if you saw the difference between Fairbanks and Anchorage you would understand. 

Ok back to the point.

The hubby and I decided that we were going to Anchorage and going to enjoy ourselves, which we did.  We did eat out quite a bit, and that is where it dawned on me.  "I feel disgusting!!"  We ate out about two to three times a day and some all of those choices were not healthy.  I knew if I felt disgusting from all the junk that my kids were probably feeling the same way.  Now that I think about it, my son mentioned a couple of times that his tummy was hurting. 

Well, duh mom!

We arrived home on Wednesday from Anchorage and yesterday I made my shopping list.  Also, I sat down with the blessings and we all made a menu plan together.  We then went out to the commissary and picked up our items from our grocery list.  I had a budget of $150.  Today I spent $107.99!  When I was being lazy I would spend anywhere from $200 to $225 (for my family, that is a large amount to spend on groceries).  The best part was that I was able to add in some organic items because they were at a discounted price. I had one of those "duh" moments.  I mean I use to shop like this all the time, and I was more conscious of the food we were eating. So why did I wait so long to get back into it?

That is easy; I was lazy.   

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1 comment:

  1. TOTALLY with you!

    It is amazing how junky you feel. I have been contemplating getting the organic produce delivery service (or pick up spot) here. I need to get more variety into my family lately.



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