Friday, June 4, 2010

When to stop?

Lately I've been struggling with falling back into my old habits of picking up fast food or going out for lunch instead of bringing my own. I get frustrated when this happens because I am trying to live on a budget but the healthy foods are not budget friendly and the dollar menus are. For example today I have to run errands for lunch and I didn't have a great start to my morning so I left the house without a lunch. This means I have to get something while I'm out. Not only do I have to spend money, I have to eat something not entirely healthy for me either. So how to I avoid pitfalls like this one you migh ask? Well, on days like this I rummage through my restaurant coupons to see if I have anything good, if not I usually will head to Subway or something that might be a little on the healthier side of life. I have days when Wendy's or Taco Bell is unavoidable just because its convenient or cheaper but if you have to go out try to avoid them as much as possible. Also as for condiments to either be completely taken off or add them to the side, this way you can control how much you eat.


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  2. It is definitely hard to choose between fast food and healthy food, I think we all know exactly what you're talking about. And mmm, sometimes Taco Bell just tastes so good...

    Thanks so much for joining us for Friendly Friday, I hope you have a great weekend! :)

  3. I know it is hard. It takes a lot of time to make meals...even on the go....We all have this problem in the States. France is different. No fast food and restaurant are WAY too expensive. So no choice. We have to plan. I find myself tired here a lot and driving to get a sandwich instead of making it...Yeah totally understand :)
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  4. I struggle with the same thing! Since I use my lunch break to go out to get the deals, I usually end up stopping somewhere to bring a lunch back....I need to stop!!!!

  5. Thanks Kara :) Ugh! I'm so glad I'm not alone. My whole goal with my blog is to create a great forum to help each other with tips and tricks to keep us all motivated! Oh, that and save money at the same time -always :~)