We got back today from our modified staycation (e.g. free nights at a local hotel) and I was ready to sprint to the store and get started on our All You Grocery Challenge. In my opinion the first trip to the store, sets the tone for how the rest of this challenge is going to go. So, I had my coupons, had my list, had everything I needed. And then...I was attacked with stomach cramps that I have been looming for the last 24 hours. They make me in the mood only to lay and hope someone will come along and take out my insides because I am sure I don't need them any more.
Which brings me to what I have been thinking about regarding this challenge. Always be ready with PLAN B. Drew, unbeknownst to me (due to my prone passed out state), went to the freezer, grabbed one of the many convenience freezer meals we have (purchased on sale, with a coupon, and got a giftcard, thank you), and made dinner! What a wonderful husband I have!
So my tip for the day: Be prepared for plans to change.
This can mean having convenience foods on hand to make for a day when you are under the weather.
This can mean having snacks in your purse, when the day stretches a little further than you were expecting.
If you have a secondary plan, it will prevent those desperation trips to the drive-thru and help preserve your waistline!
Check back tomorrow for details of my late-night trip to the grocery store.