I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an anything. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..
Take out was my favorite night to cook.......at least 5 of them a week. Along with the soda, chips, ice cream, cakes, brownies, candy, etc, etc, etc..
Only thing is now I'm paying out more in copays, vitamins and gas to all of the appointments.........LOL..
I can relate we are saving aloy a money by not going out to eat .. heck hubbie and I would go out to breakfat almost every weekend and spend $25 easy. And spend another $35 or $40 going out to dinner once or twice a week. I may not get rich but it sure helps fatten up the old wallet....lol Needless to say slim us down in the process..
I have noticed a change also, just out almost 5 weeks and already seeing I can put more towards bills I want to pay off ;)..
We didn't go out for months after my.
....but now we share a meal, especially dinners...which tend to come in large portion sizes, no matter where you eat these days, right?.
The savings is nice, and we can eat out more often, should we want to by saving each time. Also, I find appetizers make good meals...
We are cheap dates arn't we....lol..
No big slap up dineers, no copious ammounts of alchol....
So my theory is were becomming pretty low maintenace in the Medifast food and drink department....
Sounds like a penny jar is needed for that extra special treat... a day out, a holiday, some clothes...most things..
Now, what to do for valentines...hmmmmm...
A dear friend of mine of 25 years now laughs about picking up the tab when we go out to eat (we always used to go dutch). We meet about once every other week at a cute Italian place and I now order ONE meatball with sauce and mozerlla cheese. My bill comes to 59 cents, she insist on paying. She is definitely one of my cheerleaders and always calls me the day after we meet to tell me how great I look...
I used to get a big boy platter for lunch with a double deck burger, onion rings and salad, blu-cheese and top it off most of the time with a piece of cheesecake. Now a small Wendy's chili lasts me two lunches. yea..
I love your comments. My mom always used a phrase called "false economy". It describes a mindset where things which appear to be beneficial on the surface really are not. This applies to attitudes about money, self-care, and all kinds of other choices. It is one of the reasons I cringe when folks talk about how expensive they think post-op high-quality supplements and protien foods are and do not give themselves the best. My experience is the same as yours: I have soooo much more money in my pocket even with the supplements and such and eating higher-quality foods.
Besides, what price do you put on successful post-op outcomes, including keeping your hair and resolving all the health issues you took pills for before.
? Most importantly, I am sooooo worth all the time, money and effort...
Okay, I came up with some new things. I don't buy clothes anymore, because I fall out of them too quickly. I would rather be active and.
Than go shopping. I'm not depressed and don't NEED to shop. I save money at the movies....no, popcorn and drinks..