But mostly, I've been in bed.
I'm in the process of being diagnosed with lupus. I guess it's early to say that, as it can take years to diagnose. But all my symptoms seem to point to lupus. I'm exhausted all the time, and that's the worst part. I see the rhumatologist at the end of March. Hopefully, he will have some treatment for me.
Until then, please be patient with me. I'll do everything I can.
My weekly shopping trip. $20 just doesn't go very far these days when you want to buy only natural foods, does it? Sure, I could coupon myself to death and get huge deals on dry cereals, cake mixes, cookies, and stuff like that. But try to stay on the outside of the aisles and stay in budget. Tricky stuff! It takes planning and sale hunting! Here's what I got for just under $20 this morning:
I could have used some lunch meat but I couldn't afford the natural stuff so I went without instead. Here's my list with prices:
- cheddar sliced cheese, 8 oz $1.69 plus 50 cent coupon on the shelf
- whole wheat tortillas (8 pack) $1.29
- Rudi's organic whole wheat bread $1.99 plus a 50 cent coupon on the shelf
- pure maple syrup $4.09
- pummelo (giant sweet grapefruit from what I gather, first time trying) $2.00
- cantaloupe $1.68
- Empire apples on sale for 50 cents a pound - 2.95 lbs $1.48
- cucumber 69 cents
- gallon 1% milk $2.79
- family size orange juice concentrate $1.89
total with surcharge $19.57
I am really trying to stay away from processed foods as much as possible. I can't stop buying them completely (I mean, I could, but my quality of life would decrease) but I am careful about which ones I spend my money on. I don't do diet foods at all. Doing Weight Watchers without diet foods is not only more satisfying, but it's also showing me superb results on the scale!