Friday, August 6, 2010

Money and calories and yummy food.

Mr. Moose and I are trying to do a couple of things.  First up is save a little money.  Or, just stop spending so much.  It isn't like we're deep in debt.  We've got the line of credit and that's it.  Only we put the car on the line of credit back in May and that brought it back up slightly.  So Mr. Moose is wanting to pay it back down ASAP.  Not a bad idea at all.

We did a quick budget and the amount we were spending on eating out was shocking.  You want a shock and awe campaign?  That'll do it.  Seriously.  If you ever wonder where all of your paycheck is going, add up your restaurant bills - including coffee, and lunches.  Sweet mother of all that is holy, that is a terrifying number. 

No.  I won't tell you what it was.

Second on the list is lose weight.  We're both looking more moosish than we really want to.  Yes.  I just made up the word "moosish."  Just now.  It's ok.  Funny thing about eating out.  It is hard on your pocket book AND your health.  So, this week we've made a concerted effort to cook at home.  We've done well.  We even ate leftovers which is quite an accomplishment for us.  We love cooking, but apparently we don't love reheating things in a microwave quite so much.

End result?  We've decided to cut down our restaurant meals to 2x a week.  One night and one breakfast on weekends.  Mr. Moose looooooooooooves his breakfasts out.  I'm ok with that.

We had delivery Chinese on Tuesday night and it was SUCH a waste of our one meal "out" that I'm still sad and disappointed about it.  (Yes.  I realize that it's ridiculous to still be sad and disappointed about food 3 days later.  There's a reason I'm moosish.)  Because of that, I'm still craving Chinese food.  So tonight, we're making our own.  Yup.  Making our own.  And it isn't going to be deep fried.

We're having Chilled sesame Green Beans, Asian coleslaw and Pork and Pineapple stir fry.  Yum.

Leftovers will be made into a fantastic picnic lunch for tomorrow.

Want to know something awesome?  I've lost 1.5 lbs this week. 

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