I didn't get to start the Dr. Phil program today as planned. Steven told me we'd go to the store when he got home from work this morning, but I slept in and he went to bed before I got up so that has to be put off another day or so.
However, I am still doing good. I met my caloric goals today no problem and I walked to the park, around the park and back (3 miles) in one hour. It was hot but I did it anyway. I basically shut that chatterbox down before it could talk me out of it.
I am being bad in that I'm preparing one of those dessert mixes, but I figure get rid of the temptation now, before I start this new program.
As for the argument that healthy food isn't as expensive as the non healthy stuff, I really have to disagree. I've been buying food for a family of at least three or four since the early 90s and I can tell you - there were times when we had to resort to mac and cheese, pinto beans, the high fat hamburger meats, etc. Fresh fruit and vegetables cost more than canned stuff that comes with processed sugar and sodium. It's a matter of feeding my family on $75-100 every week, and that leaves me little wiggle room. Nothing can go to waste, everything has to count. I've gotten to the point I do spend a little bit more for things like specific cereals, low fat hamburger meat, etc. I do rely on the convenience and the cost efficency of boxed dinners, that will have to change as we embark on this new program, just because I can't afford for me to eat one thing and them another. We tried that with the Lean Cuisines back when they were cost effective (read: on sale).
So I will be doing my level best to find every good deal I can find when I get to the store tomorrow. I just want to dispell the myth that I use the excuses of not having the money to eat right - unfortunately that is a sad reality. There's a new study on the connection between childhood obesity and poverty, and I've said for years that I was too poor to be thin. Healthy foods have always been the luxury. I truly wish it were an excuse, then it would be easier to change.
However Steven is looking into another job, one with daytime hours, so hopefully that will help the finances a bit. That and finally paying off this stoooopid electricity bill.
In the meantime everyone can use my efforts to these changes on a shoestring budget as an economic experiment.
DAILY AFFIRMATION: Nothing will stand in my way to get to my goal.
Calories: 1838 / 27% fat
Exercise: walked 3 miles