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Identifying unhealthy habits: "Waste not, want not"

So, last night I had a really busy day, Joey and I went shopping! I got new jeans for 25$ at target! I'm starting to grow out so fast that spending 50$ every few months is not worth it. I got a new tank and best of all, a new camera! I got this for anyone who cares, I like it, I'm electronics impaired and this is an easy touch screen:

It's a Sony Cyber-shot T99 and I love it! Expect better food pics! 

Anyhow, we didn't want to eat out, it's too difficult for me with the gluten thing most times anyhow, but we ended up being out much later than expected. After we were done shopping, we decided to hit up the salad bar at eat n' park. I had one plate of salad with fat free italian dressing, a few pieces of fruit and a scoop of sunflower seeds.

I hadn't looked at the menu so I asked the waitress afterwards how much the salad bar was.

It was too much for what I ate, that much was true.

This is another reason I don't see the point in going out much anymore. I can buy a lot of veggies for 8.00 from my online grocer. It ended up costing us 22$ for two salad bars, one iced tea and a tip. Ridiculous. Anyhow, I started thinking about that 'waste not, want not' mentality. I hear it was started by people who lived through the depression, and that they then handed the mentality down to their kids, who then in turn handed it down to their kids...

We have this idea that we need to 'get our moneys worth' too. I said, "at fridays I could've gotten a huge platter for almost as much as this cost." While that is true, I would be paying for it in other ways. In the cholesterol and sugar spike, in the fat sticking to my hips, in the way I'd feel horrible and shameful after eating way too much. I then said to joey, "I'd rather pay someone to give me less food at this point, than more." It's really worth a lot more to me in the long run that way.

We ended up leaving, and neither of us got more food. Then we came home and played with our new toys from our shopping excursion and then I cooked dinner:

Cream of Broccoli soup, this is hearty and low cal, posting the recipe later today:

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