My eating habits for the month of March have been bad. I’ve had fast food and/or sweet tea/soda almost every single day. I was wanting to keep my food budget under $100 for the month and I’ve already spent over $150 for the month with a day to go. I wouldn’t feel bad about the money spent if I had spent it buying healthy food. Most of my food expense has been for junk food though. There has only been a couple days this month that I didn’t buy food. I need to get much better at eating the food I have rather than going out and buying whatever I crave at the moment.
My goal for April is to buy as little food as possible. Since I already have a lot of food in my apartment, my purchases should mainly be limited to fresh fruit and vegetables. I am going to allow myself some junk food. My work does cause me some anxiety and sometimes I really need a caffeinated beverage to make it through the work day. I will get a drink if I really need one,but I’m going to try to keep that at a minimum. I’m only working the first half of the month so I won’t have the work excuse for the last half of the month. Also, when I go out with friends or family I can buy food although I will try to keep it relatively healthy. Mystery shops won’t count since I’m not technically buying the food because I’m reimbursed. That may sound like a lot of excuses to buy food, but I think that will be just enough to allow me to stick to my no buying food in April experiment.
I have had quite a few food challenges or experiments before and haven’t been too successful with them. To help motivate myself I’ll be updating how I’m doing every weekend. And to provide more motivation and too keep me honest I will be sharing exactly what I eat for the month. You can visit myfitnesspal.com/tightfistedmiser and click on diary to see what I’m eating. I was tracking my food earlier this month but got tired of documenting how bad I was eating. Maybe if I know that everyone can see what I’m eating I’ll be motivated to eat a little better.