I just had to do the giant sized picture, doesn't it all look vibrant and healthy.
I'm on a real health food kick at the moment, hopefully the homegrown will kick in any day now and save me lots of money. We have Chard, Rocket and Spinach ready for eating and any day now the Radishes in the Tin Bath will be big enough to pick. At last we are off and
This was the shopping bought for the final week of May, I managed to spend a total of £23.05 on this little lot, luckily I had vouchers to the value of £9.50 so the total went down to £13.55 ...phew!! Its safely tucked in the fridge and we'll see how long we can make it last us. I'll be updating the £2 house Keeping Challenge page in a minute.
The reason for my health food kick, well last week the doctor gave me permission to stop taking my high blood pressure tablets on the condition that I do everything I can over the next five months to bring the levels down naturally. It's something I've really wanted to do for a while, I hate taking any tablet on a regular basis and he finally agreed to let me go for it, I think he could tell from my determined attitude that even if he didn't say yes I would do it anyway!!
So I now have five months to bring my weight down by between one and two stone, get even healthier and keep my blood pressure readings at normal or just slightly above. It's a challenge but you know how much I like a good challenge!!
Some folk say it's expensive to eat healthily I say NO IT'S NOT!!
If you miss out all the aisles in the supermarkets that contain the crisps, biscuits, snacks, ready meals, and aim for the fruit and veg first and then selectively go into the tinned aisle for your tinned tomatoes and purees and then head over to the frozen veg section, skillfully sidestepping the icecream, pizza and ready meal freezers you can do it really easily. What you save on junk food you can spend on real food.
And I may be sad but I am proud of my shopping trolley when it's full of lovely fresh and healthy foods like these, and I look at other folks trolleys piled high with pizza boxes, lots of small boxes of ready meals and sugar laden fizzy drinks and I want to say "are you really going to eat all that junk?" ...... but I don't. I simply pay for my goodies with my £2 coin stash and go on my way.
Somehow I have managed to claim back my normal email account and reset all my passwords and improve my security settings so I am now back on my normal email address, what a palaver over the Bank Holiday weekend.