Saturday, May 1, 2010
High Price for Health
Yesterday I finally made it to the grocery store. I don't really love Walmart for groceries but it is more economical and I had some other things to get that I couldn't really get at Kroger. I had been wanting to go all week but I am still wondering how you go grocery shopping with an infant and a toddler. The toddler sits in the front of the cart, you put the infant in the cart...where do you put the groceries? I still have no idea how single parents with more than one child make this happen. It is commendable. Hudson goes to preschool on Tuesdays and Fridays and I knew that I would be able to go much easier if I only had one child so I went yesterday.
I picked up some dairy items, produce, healthy snacks, meat for the grill, almonds, etc and my grocery total was $200. Just the groceries. Wow! It is expensive to eat healthy. I did get quite a bit of stuff and a lot of it will last us for 2 weeks but still..$200?? While it seemed like a lot of money, we used to spend $30 almost everyday going out to eat and now that expense is nearly gone.
After spending this, I started to think about the expense of being unhealthy. Eating out, buying junk food, medical bills, medications, loss of work, etc. While I haven't experienced all of this, I was on the path to destruction and it could cost a lot and ultimately cost you years of life. So, I am just going to smile about my grocery tab and know that it is saving us in the long run.