We are still holding strong. No dairy, no grain and no sugar has passed our lips. We are eating way more eggs than a human should. I may never like eggs in the same way in the future as I did 24 days ago. Grocery shopping has become a different kind of challenge. No longer am I reading every label. 90% has ingredients to be avoided. Now I spend my grocery time filling the cart full of meat and fruits and vegetables. Then I try not to be shocked when the total is $25 more than the last week.
I am still making condiments like mayonnaise and salad dressing. It is required since salad is a staple that is being eaten for lunch daily. Everyday by most of us. One of us, *cough* H *cough* has discovered Applegate hot dogs that meet the requirements so she has had those to break up the boredom she feels.
I have started making an effort to make things pretty. I’ve always been a throw it on the plate and just get it on the table kind of cook but not any more. Pretty is easy and makes people think they are getting something nicer than lettuce, again. Typical lunch with things arranged nicely in a box. See those slices of turkey, over $10 a pound. Yes, turkey. See addition $25 a week on groceries. N asked if I would make him lunches like this all the time, even when our 30 days is up. The good mother in me said yes. The bad mother wondered why he wasn’t asking for Twinkies.
Not all is doom and gloom. It is obvious that some of us have slimmed down. Pants are loose. Faces are thinner. I have even slipped a few treats in. We’ve had bacon and it was very good. It almost made the eggs tasty.