Category Archives: economies of the scale

Price Tag Realness

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Today’s food choices, from upper right: scrambled egg with ham and cheese; Boar’s Head Maple Glazed turkey slices; barbecued boneless chicken thighs with pinto beans; Rudy’s smoked ham with pinto beans; Trader Joe’s dark chocolate caramel wedges (I ate 1 serving, which is two pieces); multivitamin and calcium supplements x2. Not pictured: a single serve container of organic applesauce.

I gave into my hormones and ate some chocolate today.  Not chocolate nibs, some actual chocolate.  I know there are some that during this phase of their sleeve life would gasp in horror that I am eating chocolate (OMG WTF U DOING), but the dark chocolate actually quelled any craving I had to eat any more food this evening.  AND I was under 800 calories today, so I don’t feel the least bit bad about eating the damned chocolate, especially since I ate a single serving and not the entire friggin’ container.

One of the things no one ever talks about is just how much this sleeve REALLY costs.

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I’m Gonna Dress You Up

I went into a clothing store, and the lady asked me what size I was.  I said, ‘Actual.’  I’m not to scale.–Demetri Martin, comedian

The biggest thing politically within fashion is that the clothing should be displayed on different body shapes.–Zac Posen, American fashion designer

If you’ve ever had the privilege of having to buy plus-sized clothing, then the two quotes above probably resonate with you in some way.

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Cost Savings and Shifts

I've been saving since the beginning of the year for the new clothes I know I will need once I've lost a significant amount of weight.  What you see here is the result of saving a dollar a week, increasing by increments of $1 weekly.

I’ve been saving since the beginning of the year for the new clothes I know I will need once I’ve lost a significant amount of weight. What you see here is the result of saving a dollar a week, increasing by increments of $1 weekly. The idea here is that I’ll put away money weekly and by year’s end, there will be over $1300 in the jar–plenty for a great new wardrobe!

I was dumping a load of laundry in to wash while my husband put away the groceries this afternoon, and after I finished filling the washer, I said to him, “You know, once we have surgery and start losing a lot of weight, we won’t have to run the washer as much.”

He said, “Yeah, this is true.”

I said, “We’ll be able to fit more clothes inside the washer and then we’ll have less laundry to do at a time.”

Then he went on to say, “And our grocery bill won’t be as much either.”  I said, “Well, it might be the same since we’re going to buy protein powder and stuff, but the types of things we’ll be buying will be different–we’ll still buy milk and meat and veggies, but not breads and pastas and stuff like that.”  Then I thought about it:  we won’t be eating nearly as much, so yes, we will save money there too.

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