Late last week, I went to the doctor to discuss some issues I have been having. The doctor very bluntly told me that my body would function much better overall if I lost some weight. I am overweight as I stand 5 foot 11 and weigh in at … [Read more...] about How Much is Your Health Worth?
Summer vacation meant being outside all the time. Riding bikes for hours, playing baseball in an empty lot, and building forts at the edge of town were the norm for me. But this summer isn't working out like that at all for my fourteen … [Read more...] about I Will NOT Let My Son Waste His Summer Vacation, Or Our Gym Membership
Stacie is having some trouble at work. Well, technically, it's trouble with the commute to work, the management at work, and some of her coworkers. She puts in too long hours for too little reward, especially compared to her fellow dietitians. The … [Read more...] about Can we be a single-income household?
So I've been at my new job for 3 weeks now, and I still don't have a badge. That means that someone needs to escort me everywhere. Basically, by security's rules, I can't even be unattended in my office without a badged employee or another contractor … [Read more...] about Being Trapped at Work Saves Me Money!
Stacie at Building Nutrition posted an excellent article about how you CAN eat healthy food for low cost, where she highlights four meal-plans prescribed by the USDA and how much you should expect to pay for groceries each month based on a singles, 2 … [Read more...] about Eating healthy for low cost
This past year, I elected to contribute $500 to our FSA (Flexible Spending Account). It's a pretax account most employers now have for (at least) salaried employees to contribute pretax dollars to health-related expenses. It's a use it or lose it … [Read more...] about Using the last of our flexible spending dollars