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Can You Do It

  1. mom101 profile image60
    mom101posted 5 years ago

    As the New Year is upon us, many will be making their New Year's resolutions. If you haven't decided on one as of yet, I invite you to join a challenge.

    The challenge: Make and follow a 3 meal a day menu for less than $200.00 a month. This has to include all things eaten for one person for a month. In this you may include one bottle of one a day type vitamin unless you can compensate with food items.

    Are you up to it? I hope all will try.

    Good luck to you and I hope you will share your results with us.

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image69
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like a good idea to me. I could stand to lose a few pounds.

      1. mom101 profile image60
        mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Me too.

        Let us know how this turns out. I have been doing a pantry list, and I may just be able to do an entire month for 100 a person.

        No prepackaged foods though. Things like hamburger steak, baked potatoes, homemade pizza, bbq chicken, baked beans, deviled eggs. I am getting creative. It is doeable. 

        Save money, lose weight, help others. Yeah, I CAN do this.

    2. nightwork4 profile image61
      nightwork4posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      one-a-day vitamins aren't as healthy as many think. our system will only process so many vitamins per day . as for eating 3 meal a day menu, that isn't really healthy either. the human body works better and more efficiently if we eat 5 times a day in smaller amounts. eating 3 meals a day doesn't mean you will lose weight, in fact it will probably cause weight gain so i'm thinking i'll pass on this challenge.

    3. FalconSays profile image60
      FalconSaysposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, done and done.
      I already spend less than $400/mo for myself, daughter and pets that I feed.  Being a single mom for past 16 years, I have bargain shopping and penny-stretching down to a fine art.  Didn't mean to put a kabbosh on the topic, just wanted to post my 2cents worth . . . .

      1. mom101 profile image60
        mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It is a tough thing to do, and i normally spend around 250/275 on groceries a month which includes tissue, soaps, h&b products for my family.

        I am going to try to do a budget for as close to 100 as I can, not any more than 150.

        the idea behind the challenge is to gain ideas on how to save. Maybe, this would be information that others could use. Like recipes, substitutions etc.

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    And, you put this under social issues why exactly?

    This is a personal issue, not a social issue. Secondly, many people are unable to take vitamins due to the fact that they are prescription medicine for others things.

    1. mom101 profile image60
      mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Top of the day to you Cags, hope you are enjoying it to the max.

      I put this under the social issue category for the fact that many are forced to live on much less. We have a problem that is not being met with a solution and it is an awful one.

      With this challenge, I was hoping that we could gain some much needed ways we can start to fix the problem.

      It is no fun when a person, man woman or child, is forced to lay down with a tiger.

      Cags, part of the problem is there is also fraud or flaws with the system.

      As far as the vitamin thing, ideally one should get their dailys from their diet. Again, one faced with not much food would fall short on a simple, yet needed thing.

      You see, even with this challenge, you noticed right off the bat, the hidden, meaning.  It is a choice one or the other. Food as all need or medicine which all need. Vitamins I believe would fall under the  medicinal category.

      So Cags, are you up to it? Want to join the challenge? You can do it. I know it.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Good day to you too and hope you're enjoying it as well.
        You seem to be misinformed, as like many others are also. No one is forcing people to live on much less and to think that they are being "forced" as you say, is pure distortion and misinformation.
        Want to fix the problem, then I suggest taking a stand on fixing the educational system in this country, because without it, things will only get worse.
        I'm figuring your use of "tiger" is a metaphor. Now why don't you tell me it's implied reference?
        Yes, there's always fraud and flaws in any man-made system. But, that fraud is less than you might think, not more than it appears.
        Then there would be no need to take a vitamin, so you've just contradicted yourself, which means there's no sense in continuing to have this conversation with you.
        Everything begins with choice. Food is needed, there's no doubt in that and at times, so medicine(herbal or prescription) is also needed. Vitamins don't belong in the categorizing of medicinal. It belongs in personal health. It's not medicine per say.
        No, simply because you're misunderstanding of the economy, it's products available and unrealistic goal of $200 per month isn't rational or make sense.

        1. mom101 profile image60
          mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I must have indulged just a bit too much.  (not alcohol)

          Education: Agreed.

          Tiger: Yes, one can't focus when their stomach is growling at them like a hungry tiger.

          Fraud: Here, from where I live, what I see day in and day out, it happens. Less than what I might think? Just the opposite Cags, I would have argued til blue in the face if someone told me they bought that big diamond ring with food stamps.

          How do you figure I contradicted myself? We need food. We need vitamins. Period. Without either, the body, over time, will start to fall ill. In a perfect environment, we will get the proper nutrients from the food we eat, however, there are some who do not have that luxury, and as a thought, and to help the body compensate for the lack of vitamin/mineral, one might want to think of a supplement.  Either way, the ingestion of which usually comes from food, and the reason why I included it with a dietary budget.

          Choice: I have echoed this for years. With the exception of children, they do not have much say so in how their parents ignore their needs and with the elderly. No explanation needed there, I hope

          Cags, I am one who lived 2 years after the death of my parents unable or mentally stable enough to return to the workforce. I lived on a lot lot less. It can be done. No, you will not eat steak and eggs three meals a day, no you will not have to live on noodles, even though they are good, ....you can have 3 meals a day, balanced, probably for 150 a month per person. This does apply to those that have the means to prepare food. A homeless person may or may not have a way in which to prepare food, therefore, his/her budget would have to include prepackaged food. Oh, I can hear it now, a loaf of bread and a roll of bologna. YUK. for starters.

  3. profile image59
    geordmcposted 5 years ago

    Most one-a-day vitamins are OTC but the cost will delete much of the $200.00 budget. If you break down into daily amounts this averages out to about $6.00 a day. Most pay near that for a cup of starbucks coffee.

    1. mom101 profile image60
      mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      geordmc,

      What about those that come in big bottles of at least 30 pills? If I am not mistaken, they cost around $10.00 to $12.00 bucks a bottle. It is my understanding they provide the needed vitamins and minerals for a day.

      Coffee. That isn't in my budget. (I do not drink it).

      Seriously, geo, how bout it? Gonna plunge with me?

      1. profile image59
        geordmcposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry but I only get $100.00 per month that's only $3.00 a day. My budget is stretched too thin as it is.

        1. John Holden profile image61
          John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, $200 a month for food and I'd be as fat as a pig!
          And they reckon everything is so much cheaper in the US too.

          1. TMMason profile image73
            TMMasonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Not any more John.

            Everything is expensive these days.

            1. mom101 profile image60
              mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Hello Mr Mason,

              Hope you are enjoying the day today.

              Are you up to the challenge? It's tough. I have been thinking a lot lately of the misfortune of others. It is sad.

              I am right now trying to "build" a pantry list.
              This is doeable but will take some creativity. We can.
              Up to it?

              1. TMMason profile image73
                TMMasonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                That is pretty much the budget now.

                There are two of us here and we spend four hundred a month for food and pretty much all personal necessities. There are times when I splurge and we get a lil more food or other items. But it pretty much has been about 200 a person for years now.

                I should probrably designate a lill more money for it though. My mother is old and diabetic so her diet is med condition approp. And since the heart issues and hypoglycemia, I have been trying to eat a lil better and a lil more.

                But so far so good.

                1. mom101 profile image60
                  mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Good luck to you and your mom.

                  I miss mine every day more and more.

                  1. TMMason profile image73
                    TMMasonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I am sorry to hear she is no longer with us.

                    Yes I try to spend as much time with her as possible. I know all to well how quick it ends.

                    We do alright though. We are not poor, but not rich, we do fine.

          2. wilderness profile image94
            wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Me, too, John.  My wife and I have used a $300 per month budget for some time now, and although it's getting a little thin sometimes we still stick to it.

        2. mom101 profile image60
          mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          If you indeed only spend 100 a month on food, would you care to give us a sample of  one days worth of meals.

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            geordmcposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Breakfast-2 eggs, 2 slices toast, 1 glass water
            Lunch- 2 packs Ramen noodles mixed w/1 can soup
            Dinner- Same as lunch
            Total cost $3.25
            Per day
            This leaves about 1 week of even less

            1. mom101 profile image60
              mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Ok, but where are the nutrients? On this diet one will fall ill quick.

              I like a little corn with my ramen.

              1. profile image59
                geordmcposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                What ever nutrients are present. In order to eat properly for my hieght and weight I should eat between 2500 & 2700 calories per day( those numbers are from a registered dietician in town. Try to find a place that will let you but that much food for $3.00 a day and I'll buy my food there!

                1. crazyhorsesghost profile image85
                  crazyhorsesghostposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Great post. It is all but impossible to live on what you are trying to. I hope that in the future something happens to improve your situation. May peace be with you.

            2. John Holden profile image61
              John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I don't know where to begin!!

              That is the biggest waste of money I can think of.

              How much do onions cost? Rice and lentils? Tins of tomatoes? Greens?

              1. profile image59
                geordmcposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                John
                Let's start at the beginning. Onions are ok but not in every meal.
                Rice and lentils are mostly starch and nutrient low. Tins of tomatoes cost about 1.25 per( more than a third of my daily budget) not cost efficient. Greens? at 2.25 per pound way too expensive and they spoil quickly.
                Anything else I can clear up for you?

                1. John Holden profile image61
                  John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Onions not every meal but two eggs a day is acceptable!!

                  Rice and lentils are stuffed with protein and not nutrient low. How are noodles for nutrient?
                  A tin of tomatoes will easily do two meals, and how much do you pay for a tin of soup or a packet of noodles?
                  And I suggest that you buy greens in much smaller quantities.

                  1. profile image59
                    geordmcposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Soup- in can-$.89 or more
                    noodle packs- $.20
                    Too much starch in rice and lentils to offset for the little bit of protein in them.
                    Peanut butter is also a main staple I use a lot of.

            3. rebekahELLE profile image92
              rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              The amount of sodium in this diet is extremely high with the ramen noodles and a can of soup. It could be contributing to your health problems.  I think John has given some good advice as far as lentils and rice. Pinto beans are also a good source of protein. The sodium content is much less and these foods provide protein which helps give your body a healthier 'fuel'.

              http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sodium/NU00284

              1 package of ramen noodles contains 1960 mg. of sodium, which equals 82% of daily limit. The daily recommended limit is 2300 mg OR only 1500 mg daily if over 51, black, have high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease.

              1. profile image59
                geordmcposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I, for one, do NOT use the whole of the flavor pack. Only about half, most of the time I just use the noodles plain as a filler.

              2. auktionator profile image61
                auktionatorposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Firts of all: Congrats to all contributors for these lively contributions :-))  As for your "diet", geord, it could easily be popped up with just a small portion of vegetables and a fruit once per day. Bananas would do too. No vitamin pills needed.

          2. Michele Travis profile image68
            Michele Travisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Can you do it for a month and then let us know how it works?
            What kind of food to eat?
            Vitamins to take?
            There are three people in my family.  You can give us a list and directions.
            I would read it.   I will be leaving soon, but would look at it, if you do it and let us know the results.

            1. profile image59
              geordmcposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I've been doing it for five years. It's NO FUN and you get sick of ramen noodles quickly. Also this is not by choice, but by what I get to spend for food.

              1. Michele Travis profile image68
                Michele Travisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I am sorry about that,  I pray that more good things happen for you.  I will do that.

                1. mom101 profile image60
                  mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Geo,

                  This is the reason behind the challenge. Many people do not realize what others go through just to survive.

                  Some say it is by choice one lives this way. In some cases, yes, I can see how, but the majority of people who are forced to live on less, much less is not by choice.

                  I lived for 2 years, raising a teenaged son, (not old enough to work) on less than 300 a month. That had to include utilities and food. My home is paid for. If I had had to pay rent I would not have been able to survive.

                  This is a hard challenge for many, but for just as many it is a way of life.

                  I would like for everyone to see if they can do the challenge and let us know things like meal plans and so forth. Many people could use this kind of assistance.

                2. profile image59
                  geordmcposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  @Michele
                  Here is a recipe for a ramen based meal that tastes pretty good but is a bit more expensive.
                  2 packs ramen noodles
                  1 pound ground beef
                  1 bag frozen veggies(I prefer broccoli and cauliflower mix w/ carrots

                  Put beef into boiling water with the flavor packets to cook
                  When beef is almost done add the noodles( I break them up)
                  when noodles are done add veggies
                  heat until veggies are hot through out but still crunchy( adds a little body to the meal)
                  serves 4

                  1. mom101 profile image60
                    mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    geordmc,

                    Do you mind me asking what your disabilities are? I work for a company who may can be of help to you. Are you able to drive?

              2. auktionator profile image61
                auktionatorposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                geord, why musi it be RAMEN noodles? Did you consider any kind of pasta, there are so many varieties, makes some change and they might even cheaper than ramen. Cook them in the soup, adds flavor!
                Wish you all the best from Switzerland :-))

                1. profile image59
                  geordmcposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  @auktionator Here Ramen cost only $2.25 for a dozen packs. Other pastas are a bit more expensive.

                  1. auktionator profile image61
                    auktionatorposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    OK, didnt know :-)) Things may seem very different here and there. Keep up struggling :-))

  4. crazyhorsesghost profile image85
    crazyhorsesghostposted 5 years ago

    Mom101 great post to start with. I have already done the challenge and it can be done but you will live a very frugal life style. I see figures from people that show that NC must have some very high food prices because you can't buy food here for some of the prices I see posted.

    Most Americans don't get $200.00 in food stamps. Most get a lot less. Fraud is much more wide spread than you would ever believe. I have reported at least 50 stores in 7 states in the last year. Less than a mile from my home until recently you could buy tobacco products and gasoline with food stamps. In big cities like New Orleans for example people stand on street corners to buy food stamps for half price. In the tenderloin district of San Francisco it goes on on each day food stamps are issued.

    You see I have worked with the poor and hungry for the last 18 years. I live with these issues every day of my life and I appreciate your forum post Mom101 I really do. Thank You

    1. Michele Travis profile image68
      Michele Travisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I wish there was no fraud.  How horrible is it to steal from the poor?  The ones who are struggling to feed their children?  I cannot even immagine.
        I am on disability because of epilepsy.
        Had brain surgery in Sept. 2010.  My disability insurance would not pay for all of it because it was not in one of the hospitals that it covored.  It was at the Cleveland Clinic and was just a bit over $250,000.  So, I am also on bankruptcy..  I spend over $250 on medicine, $700 on bankruptcy payments, and also lost my house because of all these things.  My epilepsy is so bad, my seizures include breathing stopping.  The worst one was two minutes.  This one was in the hospital.  The nurse started to help me breath.  My heart did not stop, so it was not one of those starting to die incidents.  But, it is horrible that people fake problems so they can be put on disability!  I put my pictures up, but it is never a close up ( except for hub on epilepsy), because I have a large dent in my head,  where part of my brain was removed.  I still have to take a lot of medication, because there are lesions on most of the left side of my brain.  So,  I just do not understand why people fake, being on disability.  It hurts people who are on it because they need to be on it!

      1. rebekahELLE profile image92
        rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        When I read a post like this, I fail to have words. It's very sad what your disability has caused you. Perhaps that sentence doesn't read how I meant it, but it's not the fault of your disability. I hope things get better for you!

  5. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    Can I eat my own cows?  roll

    1. Michele Travis profile image68
      Michele Travisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Actually,  here in Ohio you can.  In the next county over one of the farmers sends his cows over to a butcher, who butchers them.  You can buy 1/4 or 1/2 of a cow.   Have not bought one yet.  My freezer is too small.  They are supposed to be good.  None of the problems cows in factories have.  They don't live on dirty floors.  Just graze on grass. smile

  6. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 5 years ago

    Wow!  You really touched a nerve with this one! Many seem to be really upset by any implication that there is inequality in our system. Whenever anyone brings up food consumption it stirs up a hornet's nest!

    You know, they say that 2 can eat as cheaply as one and we are proving it in this household.  We spend about $100 each week on food from the grocery store so we are averaging $200/month each.  However, I know our diet is not as healthy as it could be and I didn't include vitamins we buy in this figure.  One of us is over 80 so has special diet and medicine considerations.   Still I think we're doing very well, and can continue to do better.  Oh, and we go out to eat about 3 times a month and I know that puts us over the limit.  I'm pretty much satisfied with how we eat. 

    I see the point you make. I don't know why people want to argue with your challenge - either do it, consider it, or don't!  It's simple.  And yes, there are many people out there I know of who have to decide between paying their rent and getting enough food and medicines each month.  They are forced to make these choices because our social plans don't consider their needs important enough.  I blame it on the purity of our capitalism and the lack of planning for everyone, including better education to eliminate poverty.  Good luck to you and I appreciate your challenge because I am always thinking this way too!

    1. mom101 profile image60
      mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Mega1.

      Things have to improve.  I'm just trying to find ways to help improve them.

      Hope all is well with you.

  7. profile image59
    geordmcposted 5 years ago

    YEA!!
    I just found out that my food allotment has been raised since I lost my benefits. NOW I can eat like a real person.

    1. mom101 profile image60
      mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good for you geo.

      Enjoy. Now, what's for supper?

      1. profile image59
        geordmcposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It was a pot roast. With that type of meal I cook once and eat for four meals. I know what dinner is going to be for a week!

  8. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    After reading this thread, I see that hubby and I are spending WAY too much on groceries!

    1. mom101 profile image60
      mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Habee,

      That's me. I was major shocked to sit down and keep a tight count on what we spend on an average month.

      My new years thingy this year is goin to spend no more than 150 this jan. That will be for 2 people. I dread it already. I normally spend at least 100 on just sodas.

      1. habee profile image91
        habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well, I was thinking about low-carbing for 2012, but that's an expensive diet. Meats and cheeses are the foundation.

        1. mom101 profile image60
          mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          If you have a problem with blood sugar, you may want to rethink this.

          Too much protein for a diabetic, will cause the person to what is called, throw ketones.  Other than that, this is a great plan.

          My mom could eat 24/7. Anything. Evrything. Never gain an ounce. Me,, I just smell food and can feel the scales goin up up up.

          Good luck with the low carbing idea. It is a challenge to learn to not sandwich. I tend to be more of a salt/carb snacker rather than a sweet one. (That makes me sound like a bad person)..lol

  9. Hui (蕙) profile image58
    Hui (蕙)posted 5 years ago

    Reasonable but challengeable. People who can achieve it for a whole year is smart. Ok, then, why not? big_smile

    1. mom101 profile image60
      mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      OK> Got my plan worked out on paper.  Oh what a deal this was. Its not that bad, 4 days a month of "cooking" then, just heat n eat. I like it.

      Menu? Lots' s of  good stuff, and I don't mean diet stuff.

      Going to start it the first. You will be surprised at what the final budget amount is.

      I do however have to forego my "soda". But, I figured in a big bottle of  pain reliever to compensate and to keep the headaches at bay.

      1. John Holden profile image61
        John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Are you sure that your headaches aren't caused by your rather large intake of soda?

        1. mom101 profile image60
          mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Probably so.  Ya know, I prefer unsweetened tea over soda, the thing is, sodas are just more handy. This helps in a busy schedule.

          1. Hui (蕙) profile image58
            Hui (蕙)posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Since it is a deal, we should take care of it carefully. Heating leftover, or say, ready-made food, doesn't count. It is really unhealthy. I hardly use micro-wave. Many diseases, including fatal and non-fatal, are caused by little details of living, but people including doctors fail to find the reason. Is it sad? We should know: to prevent is over to cure.

            1. mom101 profile image60
              mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              No no Hui, no ready made around here. I share just about the same view as you on the microwave.

              Years ago, I bought one, and thought it was as handy as a button on a shirt. BUT THEN, I invited our local Dr. to give a presentation at the weight loss group of which I was in charge of, one of the ladies asked about how healthy microwaved foods were. His answer shocked a lot of us. He said, it is normal for those that use them to stand near them and maybe look inside as the food cooks. He said there had been studies to show that by doing this, they increased their risks of  cataracs (misspelled I know) two fold. So, out went my new found "foe".

              I am more or less an old fashioned cook. I grew up in a large family where the amount of food we had to cook at one time was enough for my son and myself to live on for at least a week. Those habits are hard to get away from. Things like meatloaf, soup, spagetti sauce and the like as well as several vegetables can be cooked say on a Sunday and refrigerated and are easily heated in a double boiler or so.

              1. Hui (蕙) profile image58
                Hui (蕙)posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Sorry about misunderstanding you. My mum always warns me of the harm of microwave, so I only occasionally use it for the necessary. You put a scene in my head with your big family cook. I guess you might have felt tired back then, but now you got warm memory. But keeping dinner for next days may not be a good habit. There used to be a TV health program talked a lot harm about overnight dinner. I assumed them right. smile

                1. mom101 profile image60
                  mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Warm memories indeed.

                  Several foods freeze very well and safe. All i do (or will do) is grab something out of the freezer that morning, lay it in the sink, and by evening it will be thawed enough to toss in a pot or pan or oven, whichever need be, for a few minutes while I get "undressed" from work and get redressed for dinner. (Usually shorts n tee shirt).

                  1. Hui (蕙) profile image58
                    Hui (蕙)posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    smilesmilesmile

  10. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    If you want to save money and improve your health, 'can' the soda and drink water.
    You will notice a difference in how you feel. I never buy soda or drink it. I notice people who drink large quantities often complain about their health.

    1. mom101 profile image60
      mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      rebajagELLE,

      I am with you on this one. I have gone without them in the past and did feel soooooo much better.
      I just can't drink unflavored water. I have tried so many times. Unsweetened tea if my beverage of choice. I have tried the green teas, but can't get used to them.
      On occasion, I can drink water and seem to not be able to get enough of it. But, that is rare.

  11. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    in general, the healthier the foods the more it is expensive so that makes it more difficult to budget the money.

    1. mom101 profile image60
      mom101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ok, half a month and my goal was $200.00.

      I have spent $75.00 and have been eating just fine.

      I plan to finish with around $150.00.

      Haven't been dieting, and haven't had the first box meal as yet. Kinda. I like to eat ramen noodles for a snack, so if you consider this box food, then that would be it.

      Tonight for supper we had BBQ pork ribs, baked beans, potato salad. brocolli/cauliflower with ranch for dipping, and deviled eggs. 

      For lunch, we had homemade chicken salad, ritz type crackers, and a pepsi.

      For breakfast, I was in a hurry so we had bacon and egg sandwiches.

      Anybody doing this challenge? If so, how you doing?

 
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