Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Confessions of a Food Shopaholic?

Today is Day 2 of my Wallet Busters Challenge: To not spend ANY money during my WORKDAY. Meaning, yep I am packing my breakfast, lunch and a couple snacks instead of going to the coffee bar and stopping by the taco shop! No going to the burger joint or the pizza parlor to grab a quick (unhealthy) lunch.

My problem is this: It is only day 2 and I am eating my oatmeal out of a cup from our company kitchen. Trying to enjoy each bite. Realizing that I suck at making instant oatmeal. I mean really, who messes that up? I either put too much water and it is a runny mess or not enough water and it is too clumpy. Is it hot enough, if it is not hot enough it will not thicken as it should and suddenly my mouth starts to salivate for that fresh hot breakfast taco from the deli downstairs or across the street. WHAT? Yes, I am itching to just go buy a taco and give up on my oatmeal. It sort of reminds me of an addiction. I am addicted to buying food. Ha ha.
In all seriousness, my favorite part of any day is breakfast. I could care less what I eat for lunch or dinner. Some nights I make dinner for the kids and I just eat a bowl of cereal.

I love breakfast and oatmeal just isn't cutting it. I may have to come up with a new game plan. Perhaps I can make my own breakfast taco and pack that or maybe add something to my oatmeal to make it more fulfilling. This is going to require some game planning. I am very happy to say that I am staying strong and sticking to my guns. I guess I will update you all on my progress next Tuesday.

Spent on food during the workday: $0.00. Now that feels good.

PS-I am still hungry. If anyone has any good "bring from home" easy and good breakfast ideas, let me know although I have never been a cereal bar person or a pop tarts fan. I like substance for my first meal of the day.



Stephanie said...

I buy the breakfast sandwhiches or breakfast tacos at the store. They are much cheaper and are still good! They have one that is called D'lights (egg, cheese and sausage english muffin) that is on my weight watchers, so I really like those!
I am about to be bad and go buy lunch b/c I really need to get to the grocery store. Bad girl! Atleast one of us is being good!!!

Lovely Lalo-Cha said...

Great ideas, I will have to be more creative and look at the stores and what is out there. Today I did cereal and let me tell you, milk is hard to transport. It spills out of every container. I am doing good this morning and ready to go heat up my lunch. Thanks Stephanie!