Trust me, I know what some of you may be thinking. That would be wonderful to do but how on Earth can I afford it? Organic food costs more. My income is limited. The economy isn't at its peak. Every penny counts. And don't worry, I am in that exact same boat with you and have the same concerns, even now as I am stating that this is my goal.
But I have confidence that by making good decisions about implementation and being budget-minded I can accomplish this goal. And if it is a big fail, I will let you know. So how do I think I can do this? Once again, I am implementing, or re-implementing, suggestions from the book.
Is this all going to be smooth sailing? Probably not. I think it will take time to get back into the groove on weekly shopping days. It will take practice to really know when I need to buy that gallon of milk to avoid a trip to the store to just pick up milk. And it will involve communication from dear hubby when he is running low on x, y, or z so that he doesn't have to go without and I don't need to make a special trip.
Why do I think this will work and allow us to eat greener and not kill our budget? Mainly because of the planning and not buying x-number of items just because they look good. Is that item needed next week? No, don't buy it. And darling daughter and I already looked through the Costco coupon book and pulled out the coupons for items that were already on our shopping list --- created from what was on our menu. And that menu, when I was thinking of it with my family I was going off of things I already knew I had in the house for many meals.
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for store discounts and coupons.
Daily Affirmation: I am confident in my ability to feed my family good wholesome foods while sticking to my budget.
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