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Trying to Keep My Head in the Game

January 22nd, 2013 at 03:54 pm

Today has just been one of those days where I have been thinking expensive thoughts. This morning as I took my daughter to school I thought about going over to McDonalds because they have the 2 egg Mcmuffin special right now. I am not sure why I thought this. I have not eaten food from McDonalds in almost a year. But it seemed enticing this morning and the egg Mcmuffin is one of the few breakfast items there made with actual eggs and not liquid egg product. I did not do it though.

Instead I came home and DS and I made sustainably grown bacon and scrambled eggs fresh from our own chickens and toast from homemade bread. And it was the best breakfast. In no way would that breakfast sandwich have compared to it.

At lunch time I again thought about going and grabbing some burgers. But we had leftover bacon from breakfast so instead I made some toasted cheese and bacon sandwiches and some fries. And again, it was simple, but so delicious.

Then after school as I was picking up my daughter I was very tempted to call for a pizza. But then I thought that it would be a simple enough thing to start dough for dinner in the bread machine when I got home and make pizza for dinner instead of my planned dinner of pancakes and eggs.

I do not usually have such persisting thoughts about eating out all day long. If I had spent the money at each meal, I would probably have spent around $60 today. And it would not have been worth it. Besides, if I had spent it today we would not have the eating out money for our planned lunch out on Saturday at an Italian place. And I have been promising DS we would go there while his father was home (he comes home tonight).

So I guess I kept my head in the game, but my thoughts sure wanted me to go off track today.

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This morning after breakfast DS and I went for a walk because we are trying to get into walking shape for Disneyland. It was really foggy and really cold out. I told him in the future we would have to wait until after lunch when maybe it wouldn't be so cold. Or else we would have to take turns on the treadmill. The highest it got up to was 35 degrees F and even with my parka, gloves, and scarf it was not comfortable. And I don't want to catch pneumonia just in time for Disneyland.

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I received another $5 Amazon gift card from Swagbucks today. My balance at Amazon is now $80.

5 Responses to “Trying to Keep My Head in the Game”

  1. Carolina Girl Says:

    I know you are proud you made good choices today. This may even make your Italian meal out even better. Smile This is what it is all about - making one good choice at a time. Great job on the Swagbucks also. I would welcome tips on how to build them up so fast. Thanks and have a great evening!

  2. PNW Mom Says:

    Nice job on resisting temptation!

  3. Mike Hotel Says:

    I used to slip quite often and eat at Good Times. Grass fed beef was always the reasoning. Then I found out I was allergic to wheat and haven't had fast food since. It's absolutely amazing how much this food allergy is saving me in the form of money not spent on fast food. Wink

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    CG--I usually just do the daily poll and have the SBTV running whenever I'm on the computer. I read a lot of blogs so I can keep it going pretty consistently for a couple hours a day. Others have had luck with their surveys but I find them tedious. Oh, and I do enter every website I go to into the swagbucks search engine instead of going there directly. It's an extra step but it pays off.

    Mike--I can believe it. We used to eat out a lot at fast food places, but after changing our diet we do so rarely and at places we know won't give us allergic reactions.

  5. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Good Job resisting! Sometimes those urges can be really strong!

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