As you all know, I've pared my grocery budget down to the barest essentials. The unintended consequence of this is that I have not been eating well at all. I only have enough money for fruit and veggies for my kids, so I haven't really been eating them. I don't drink anything but water or coffee, I don't eat cheese, I try to make free lunches out of oatmeal raisin cookies I found in our office and grapes left over from retirement parties. I feel like crap.
Yesterday I went for a physical, and I am basically healthy. But the doctor said, and I agreed, that I need to eat better. I was talking about this with a friend the other night, and she was suggesting things like drinkable yogurts, which for someone with a morning like mine, are ideal. The problem was, when she said it, I got this awful feeling in the pit of my stomach, because I just can't afford to eat well. I spend money on my kids, and I blow money on weird things like signed copies of Little Bear's Bad Day (4.95, thank you David Wenzel!) but I won't buy myself breakfast. I need to stop it.
Tonight I'm going grocery shopping and I'm buying the yogurts. And probably some salad stuff too.