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  1. Fixing the grocery budget!

    by , 01-07-2009 at 05:51 PM (Travelling on the frugal path to Freedom)
    After reading Hollyhills blog on her budget feeding 3 preteen/teens on $200 per month. I'm rising to the challenge!

    Now I'm feeding a few more, 5 days a week I have to feed 8 kids, plus friends, and us 2 adults. The other 2 days it's just 4 kids.

    This month I had allotted $600. But, since my pantry is some what well stocked, and meat in the freezer. I'm going for $400, and if I can do it lower, I will. And from there, I'll see what I can do for next month! Maybe I can ...
  2. Grocery Shopping

    by , 01-07-2009 at 05:41 PM (a step in the right direction)
    Well I had to pick up a few items yesterday, and I had to do it in the next town. which is about 15 mins away. I usually do my grocery shopping an hour away 2 towns away. Better deals and buys well worth the money to drive there.

    Anyway when I went in one of the stores I needed to get juice packs for school. I found a case of them that were left over from halloween, they were packaged fruite juice - pure fruit juice but they were called "Toad Broth". They were 9.98 ...

    Updated 01-07-2009 at 06:17 PM by Gibs

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  3. More on the $200 grocery budget & A very busy day...

    by , 01-07-2009 at 02:41 PM
    Some background info about me...

    I am a homeschooling mom of 3 (17,14,11). Eldest is a high performance athlete and 14 year old is a wannabe (he is getting there).
    They eat like horses. On tough training days they consume easily 6000 calories!

    Last September I was spending $900 a month on Groceries and our debts were slowly increasing rather than decreasing and I panicked. I began to work on getting our debt under control but I didn't have alot of leeway in ...
  4. January 6th

    by , 01-07-2009 at 02:17 PM
    Today was the longest day...EVER!

    It was our first payroll run with the new companies, so I was at work until 9:30pm, I was at work since 8:00am and I didn't leave for lunch. Thankfully, the company paid for lunch (Hog Wild Pit BBQ) and dinner (Chipotle). So at least I got something out of the deal. I missed the hockey game and I missed working out.

    Debts Update
    The monthly payment was posted to Dh's car loan and after $264.74 was put to principal, the balance ...
  5. A non-scale success!!!

    by , 01-07-2009 at 11:39 AM (Travelling on the frugal path to Freedom)
    Ok, yes I have been weighing myself. I do every morning, dumb I But whatever.

    HOWEVER, today I put on a pair of cotton pants that I hadn't been wearing as they had shrunk, and were too tight! Today, they fit! Even a little room in the thigh! That i find amazing, as I only committed to weight loss a couple weeks ago. I only started weightwatchers on Saturday. I wonder if I was retaining water? Regardless I feel great about it!

    I'm still on the hunt for more recipes. ...
    Weightloss Journey