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No-Spend Day

April 9th, 2018 at 07:46 am

Yesterday was a no-spend day. I got my last bagel, picked up a freebie at Jewel (a package of hot & spicy ramen), and went to the gym in the morning.

I have three bagels in the freezer that I did not eat and which I will save for future breakfasts. I did manage to pick up a bagel every day but one during the two-week promotion.

Around 2 pm I started making bread. It wasn't until 9 pm that I was all done with the process. The yeast was very slow to rise. However, the loaves did turn out fine. I used up every bit of flour and yeast I had, so there will be no more breadmaking for a while. (Note: I make bread the old-fashioned way, no bread machine, and I knead by hand. Very therapeutic.)

I woke up to snow on the ground this morning! "A winter's da-a-ay, in a deep and dark ... April" -- to paraphrase Simon & Garfunkel. I had had a bad night's sleep -- and Iggy does not let me sleep in -- so I decided, all things considered, I would take a day off from the gym and just stay home this morning.

That said, I am really hooked on the gym now. I can feel the difference in my core muscles and my carriage. It hasn't resulted in any weight loss, but I feel it is doing much good for my general health.

I had a frugal breakfast this morning -- I used up the last of the pancake batter I made on Saturday, and I made home fries from the leftover fries I brought home from Five Guys.

I'm planning on making a tomato-bacon sandwich for lunch (I have no lettuce!) and for dinner I will heat up leftover stir-fry which I made yesterday out of all my bits and scraps of vegetables in the fridge.

I will pick up the boys after school today, so I will have to go out eventually!

4 Responses to “No-Spend Day”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good for you being consistent with the gym - even with taking a needed break once in awhile. Smile

  2. Sallyr70 Says:

    So exciting to hear about your fitness results! In the last couple years, feeling good in general, having good balance, and muscle tone to stay active are my priorities. Although I don't do a gym (introvert= hate being around people); I work out at home. It's my time to take care of my body.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I'm an introvert, too! Although I am around people at the gym, I don't interact with them much. I am focused on my routine. I just say hello to few people I see often, and that's it.

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