I’ve been exhausted lately, so in order to bump up my energy levels (considering my training will only get longer and more intense) I’ve also bumped up my vitamins. I was only taking a daily multi vitamin. So, Sunday I went to Target and did some research on my phone while I browsed vitamins. With the exception of the multivitamin I added all this other crap. Any vitamin takers out there that recommend something else, as well?
Totally switching topics – I’m a reader and a researcher. If it seems plausible and leads to better health I’ll typically buy in. Now, I’m not gullible or naive. I’m not a “prepper”. There is no stock piling or hoarding in my house, rest assured.
However, I stumbled upon this, which I found VERY interesting. On the “thrifty” weekly cost of the USDA’s cost of food at home we should be spending $87.90, where as on the “low-cost plan” we should be spending $112.30. On average, I spend $100/week give or take $20. I have, however, decided to switch myself and husband to Organic – BUT not increase my amount of spending. I read some crazy study that discussed the amounts of pesticides we’re consuming on a yearly basis (20 pounds of pesticides…wtf?) Also, because it’s fun and I like a challenge, I’ve decided to start shopping at Whole
Paycheck Foods. I’m not some nutso couponer either, but I’m using some coupons (I got 3 Stonyfield Organic Yogurts for 19 cents a pop instead of $1.00), shopping in their bulk bins, and buying on sale. I got out of there with a week’s worth of groceries for $60 yesterday, putting me at almost $28 under the weekly “thrify” average. Any other budget/whole fooders out there?