Friday, May 24, 2024

Healthy Eating is Expensive


          Healthy eating is very costly. Some say it is not, but I call B.S. on them. Compared to the price of fast food, eating healthy is ridiculous. I can get a large fries for half the price of a salad. There are always deals on the burgers, fries, and soda but never on a salad with a bottled water. It isn't smart for big companies to want people to eat healthy. If they did then fast food places would be out of business and pharmaceutical companies would lose their profits because a lot of diseases and illnesses would be reduced, especially diabetes and heart disease. It is sad that people care more about money than they do health.

          Yesterday I decided I needed to get really serious about losing weight just so I can walk easily again. So first thing, go to store for some healthy options. It is not that my house if full of junk food, I just wanted some variety in my salads. Ice cream, hot dogs, chips, all of those were BOGO, and the veggies were not. Very frustrating to my bank account, but I have to rationalize the cost of the food now versus medical bills later. 

          I got me some celery, cucumber, sweet peppers, tomatoes, and lettuce to make salads. I also got some tuna pouches to add for protein. For breakfast I have hard boiled egg and light bread with sugar free jam. Dinners I am not sure about yet. Most likely some sort of meat for my kids and veggies for me. I have popcorn and sugar free popsicles for treats. I think I just need to focus on one day at a time for now. Yesterday I did good. I think I stayed within 1500 calories and I did my chair workout. Today, I will do the same.

          Work is not going to be happy with me, though I really am not sure they will even care. I am not going in to work again tonight. I want one more day of rest on my foot. I should be able to survive Saturday night as long as I go slow. Hopefully this will be the last week that I have this issue. So, for today it is taking it easy again and enjoying time with both my kids.

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