So now that the holidays are over, I can completely forget about all the stress that revolves around them for at least the next 10 months! I had an amazing Christmas with my fiance and his family. So it has put me in a fantastic mood and I am ready to jump into 2009!!
To make things better, my fiance has decided to change his eating habits along with me. Not only will this make things easier for me but it will be cheaper doing our food shopping so I won't have to shop separately for some meals. I am going to plan my meals every 2 weeks, portion lunch sandwiches and snacks every Sunday [thanks to PhotoChick
for her words of wisdom on this amazing idea!]. I thought I was crazy to want to do this, but it seems to work! I invested in a slow cooker, so I can make homemade meals more then 4x a week. I will no longer have to dread coming home during night shift and having to prepare a meal - I will come home to nice meal! I can even make my own soups and portion them for lunches.
I also invested in a BJ's wholesale membership. I was blown away by the prices. I have been in a BJ's before and have shopped there (STILL HAVE BOXES OF PASTA, MASHED POTATOES, ETC from March!). But now that I am cooking more meals, I haven't realized the money I would save. Especially since I recently moved to the city. A pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast is about $6!!! At BJ's they had a 10lb bag of boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $22. That is my whole month of chicken dinners + more. Not to mention they now carry a lot of healthier items that are low-fat, made with whole grains, and so on.
My fiance and I also are getting a gym membership together (a yet another expensive piece to this puzzle for $70 a month, thank-you Philadelphia!). I believe it is worth it and I'll kick my butt if I slack off and waste that money. It has a lot of amenities such as 100 free classes every week, a full pool, jacuzzi, sauna, tanning/massage/tailoring, a rock climbing wall, tennis/basket ball courts, it's open 24-7, and much more.
So I am fulling super positive about this year and I'm ready to shed the pounds. Who is with me?!