I am creating this blog to reach people who are like me. People who work all day, and might not have the time, or patience to cook some 5-star meal with fancy ingredients. This is for the person who shops at Walmart, Aldi, or Bi-lo (Stores may vary due to your location). I am, by no means, a chef or food professional. I am just the average 20-something year old trying to save money from stopping the fast-food rampage that my life has become.
I tallied up how much money I have spent of fast-food for the last 6 months. This is not including what I paid in cash.
- December 2015 – $151.57
- November 2015 – $179.64
- October 2015 – $247.43
- September 2015 – $120.78
- August 2015 – $237
- July 2015 – $100.99
- June 2015 – $261.36
From June 2015-December 2015 I spent $1,298.77. If we wanted to round up and just go ahead and times that by 2.
$2,600 on fast food last year. You’re welcome Mcdonald’s.
It’s crazy to think that all that money could be going to the house I am trying to purchase. Or even a vacation! I dare you to look and see how much you have spent. You could have the same eye-opening experience as I had. I can only imagine how all this fast food has effected my body, and how much of it has contributed to the 50lbs I gained. Now what ways could I fix this? Obviously the best choice is to completely cut out fast food all together. Eat in more. Instead of spending close to $20 on a Large Dave’s Hot ‘n Juicy 3/4 Lb. Triple Meal (Max) and a Large Dave’s Hot ‘n Juicy 1/4 Lb. Single Meal (Me) from Wendy’s, I could spend the same amount for 6 chicken breasts (roughly $13)and then the rest of that assorted vegetables (give or take $7) that could feed us for 3 nights. But I’m sure your thinking the same as me “Oh Taylor, but Chicken and vegetables can’t even compare to the wonderfulness that is a juicy burger from Wendy’s!”. That is true, me. It can not at first glance! What I am going to try and achieve for myself, and everyone who has decided to stick with me on this blog, is to elevate basic stuff with basic ingredients on a basic budget to Wonderfulness. Can it be done? I’m sure it can! Will it be done? Stick along for the ride and I guess you’ll find out!