blah blah blah, (get off your soapbox Erin)
But I’m not just saying these things,
they are legit.
When I first read Shelli’s post, I was hooked by her story, it wasn't a sales pitch, heck, this post said, “it’s just my reality and I’m sharing it.”
….. then I clicked the site and saw the price! Um… $249 a month?!?! ouch
I scrolled down and saw the Basic Package, a shake a day for 1 month for $50. Since I like facts, I’ll put it this way, thirty meals for less than $2.00 a day. Plus I get to pick what type/flavor of shake I want.
(OK on to the PROOF)
My father is pretty amazing with coupons, not an extreme couponer and definitely does not have a stock pile in what’s supposed to be bed room BUT he hasn't paid for tooth paste in years & he is brand name guy. Rebates & Coupons are his friend.
I could be better at couponing, the closest I get is getting my 5¢ off my purchase for using my reusable shopping bags, (which I use because it’s easier to get groceries from my car to kitchen, not because I save $$$)
My point is, that he buys what he wants but is smart about it, waits for sales, clips coupons, does price comparisons. He buys brand name, sometimes-pricier products but he does NOT pay anywhere near retail.
So, why is my weekly grocery bill larger? (
Minus the fact, I’m impulsive, shop hungry and impatient.) It’s because I shop for what I want, I’ll look at prices after I decided I’m getting that item. I never have an idea of what I’m spending until I get to the register. Rarely do I put things back.
Not to mention about a fifth of what I buy goes bad before I get around to cooking it/eating it.
(I’m a person of convenience, bad for my budget great for saving time) Oh I don’t need any lectures on how I grocery shop or spend money I’m well aware of what needs work, there on the list, just farther down… priorities people!
Weekly shopping trip BEFORE I started the 90 day challenge.
I bought veggies and fruits (both fresh, canned & frozen), juice, milk, yogurt, pretzels, chips, soup, chicken, cookies, cheese….. and a few other things.
My total $77.68 with a few items on sale
Weekly shopping trip AFTER I began the 90 day challenge
I bought fruit (fresh & frozen), juice, milk, veggies, yogurt, pretzels, chips, ice cream, brownie mix (a few cheat items) ….and a few other things
My total $42.13 with a few items on sale
DISCLAIMER: Yes, I know I didn’t by the same stuff at the same store different days, but there is a point, look past some of the logistics.
That is a savings of $40 a month!!!
Not to mention what I’m saving in prep time & in calorie counts. Plus, I’m not always wanting to munch, so I’m saving even more money because my snacks last longer!
So after my 90 day challenge, I will have an extra tank of gas or a few cocktails for FREE!..... yeah that fits quite nicely in my budget!
I started with the cheapest package, because I saw a permanent hold on the withdrawal button from my checking account….. but after trying it, a bit of a larger desire to fit in and the convenience factor, I upgraded to the second cheapest plan they offer, without paying for extra supplements.
I am seeing results on their one of their cheaper plans!!!
Oh yeah, I love what I’m eating, because I pick what I want. It really does not feel “diet-ie” to me & yeah I’ve skipped shakes and gone off my “plan” but I’m still down in pounds & inches.