Friday, January 6, 2012

I Eat Enough For Three People?!

When I lived at home during the summer and breaks in college, it was just my Dad, my sister, and me.  We would go grocery shopping once a week.  Honestly, it turned into my dad going grocery shopping and just asking us what we wanted (my sister and I worked at the grocery store so he'd just find us while he was shopping to get a list).  Anyways...  There might be a trip here and there for milk or some other necessity, but on the majority it was one grocery trip a week.  We (fine, fine! My dad...) would spend roughly $100 for our week's food.  It wasn't lobster tails and sirloins every day, but it also wasn't Ramen. 

Imagine my surprise when I finished this month's budget report and find that I spent $105/week on food in December.  I only spent $60/week in November.  Somewhere this month I spent $40 extra PER WEEK!  In college, I spent less than $40/week.  Holy Mother of Pearls!!  I'm eating more money than the entire household did in college!

In desperation, I am going to blame the holiday party, the return to non-Paleo "celebrations," and one pizza I picked up for a celebration at work.  Surely, that doesn't cover the extra $120, but it's a start.  I should also note that I made a total of 30 trips to the grocery store this month.  As surprising as that statistic is though, that's no change from previous months.  I work right next to a grocery store; it's easy and convenient to grab a couple things after work.


1.  How often do you go to the grocery store?

2.  How much do you spend on groceries in a week? (Feel free to clarify how many people it's for)
I average around $50-60/week

3.  Since training began this month, I'm not going to eat myself out of apartment and home, am I?!?!
I accept care packages and gift cards for groceries.  =D

Swim fast.  Bike smart.  Run hard. 


Lily on the Road said...

You will eat, eat and eat some more during your Iron training. When you're not sleeping or working out you'll be eating. Get use to it! LOL

Aimee said...

I like to plan my family's meals in advance, so I usually go to the store once a week. But, there's always times when I forget something and have to go back!!

During IM training I ate a ton was crazy! IM training definitely gets expensive!!

5 Miles Past Empty said...

ugh, I need to start keeping track actually but off the top of my head I'd say we spend about $140 a week. Yikes! That is for three people and includes three meals a day for all of us.

Sadly I have noticed that eating healthy is actually MORE expensive. Fresh fruits and veggies just cost more and you have to go to the store more often to get them.

I am going to make a plan to ensure I am getting the most out of my $$$$.