My money was decreasing, waistline increasing, food extras in cabinet/refrigerator that seemed to be expiring before being used and blood pressure beginning to spike. Perhaps you can relate to one or all of the areas that I just mentioned. hmmm…
Living my smaller life, I now tend to notice areas of true unnecessary extra’s – my food spending habits became a neon warning light. Here is what I decided and my personal challenge to self:
By cutting out most unnatural sugars and prepackaged processed foods, keeping an eye out on ‘deals’ and coupons, perhaps I could eat on $25 dollars a week. In buying exactly what I need for the week, I would have little to no waste in food or money and would eat healthier and deliberate.
Benefits to myself of this challenge: stewardship of money, eating healthier, feeling better, naturally bringing down my blood pressure, naturally losing weight, and being kinder to my body. True benefits befitting to living life in a huge way.
I decided all this just after Christmas 2015. Knowing my weekly paychecks would be smaller with the holiday season over, Friday, January 1st, 2016 would be a great time to start. This is not a New Year resolution. It is yet another way of life that I’m taking on. Out of financial necessity partly; also because it will be a fun learning experience, and for sure a challenge.
I love to cook, eat, create, work numbers and share by talking and blogging……
I hope you’ll follow this small part of my journey. I’ll be posting each week on how my personal $25 weekly food challenge is going, the things I’m learning, what works for me and what doesn’t. Perhaps you’ll be able to use some of it in your own life, have a suggestion for me – afterall, this is an open university for us. Feel free to join in – look forward to hearing from you ~ Brenda