Yesterday was another of those cheating days. The ones I can't afford and keep telling myself I need to stop. But when I got gas the Doritos were there and I could not resist their siren call.
So there went $4 that would probably have been better spent on toilet paper or more gas ($2.58/gallon? srsly?). Oh, they were yummy though.
After not eating much, then eating just junk I started to feel like junk. The junky feeling might have been helped along by the allergy pills. So I took some vitamins (multi, C, B12) and swore off cheating (again...).
I'm not going to take the money out of my food budget. I'm sure I should, but if I start "punishing" myself for cheating or making mistakes I'm really not learning anything. That and this becomes one long list of things I'd love to eat but can't afford because I blew my veggie money for the next 5 months on falafel. Ok, and because I have things I want to get with the rest of the money for this week ($1.99/lb asparagus???!!!).
This is week 5, after all, and Sunday morning I get a crisp, dirty, new(-ish) $20 bill to spend on more veggies. Meanwhile I have $18 left over from my starting-out money, about $13 of which will go toward the purchase of a huge sack of (not super healthy) white flour, and the rest toward veggies. Like sauerkraut, which I've been craving since I watched people demolish plates of it on The Amazing Race last week.
Or, you know, a couple zucchini and a bottle of catsup.
Ok, off to finish my breakfast before it becomes permanently sealed to the bowl, and plan out my eating of potatoes and cabbage. Not just because it's st. patty's day, but 'cause I need to eat them before they learn to walk.