Food

Dec 2017 & Last Monthly Food Expense Report – $1,346

Dec 2017 & Last Monthly Food Expense Report – $1,346

Here comes the last food expense report of the year 2017. Time flies! As expected in November, our December food budget just went through the roof for three main reasons: 1. We went on a four-day trip to another city and ate out most of […]

Our Food Expenses Increased Again! – $744.67 (Nov 2017)

Our Food Expenses Increased Again! – $744.67 (Nov 2017)

Welcome to our November food expense report! After experiencing a $487.9 food budget in October, I was ecstatic and hoped that we would continue to spend less than $500 in groceries in November. However, as you will see below, my hope and dreams didn’t come true. […]

How A Family Of 4 Feed Themselves On $487.9/mo – Oct 2017

How A Family Of 4 Feed Themselves On $487.9/mo – Oct 2017

I am happy to announce after after an all time high of food expenses ($1,106.2 in September and $844.26 in August), our food budget has officially gone down to less than $500 in October. Many of you noted that we had bought so many groceries […]

5 Similarities Between Weight Loss & Debt Payoff

5 Similarities Between Weight Loss & Debt Payoff

One year after having Baby FAF, I decided to make a drastic change to my life by dropping 40 lbs over 7.5 months. How I Lost 36 Lbs With A Cheaper Diet How I Lost 4.2 Lbs In 2 Weeks I went from 156 lbs […]

Sep 2017 Food Expense Report – $1,106.2

Sep 2017 Food Expense Report – $1,106.2

After publishing our August food expense report ($844.26), I got a lot of feedback from you all about how to cut our grocery bills (Thank you!). I thought Mr. FAF and I would learn some lessons from August. But as the story goes, our food […]

Aug 2017 Food Expense Report – $844.26

Aug 2017 Food Expense Report – $844.26

Welcome to our August food expense report! Summer is really coming to an end. I’m so glad I’m not in school anymore. When I go to work, September is just another month of sitting in an air-conditioned office. When I was in school, however, September would […]

3 Reasons Why I Love Instant Noodles

3 Reasons Why I Love Instant Noodles

Have you ever wanted something so badly that you think about it constantly and can’t think of anything else until you have it? I have. And for me, it’s instant noodles. It’s also referred to as ‘ramen.’ But for me, it sounds like the specific […]

July 2017 Food Expense Report – $511.93

July 2017 Food Expense Report – $511.93

Welcome to another monthly food expense report at the FAF family! I am happy to announce that Mr. FAF successfully defended his dissertation in mid July and now has a new title: Dr. FAF (but I will still refer to him as Mr. FAF). He […]

What To Bring To A Potluck

What To Bring To A Potluck

Being a frugal person sometimes puts me in an awkward position, especially when it comes to potlucks. A potluck is an event where people bring their own dishes to share with others. It’s supposed to be fun and stress-free. I personally love potlucks because I […]

June 2017 Food Expense Report – $467.21

June 2017 Food Expense Report – $467.21

Mr. FAF and I have been living in different cities as a married couple for almost four years. That makes it difficult for us to have a “normal” food budget like other couples and for me to keep track of all of our food expenses. […]

May 2017 Food Expense Report – $777.26

May 2017 Food Expense Report – $777.26

You may wonder how I went from spending only $87.52 in March and $80.39 in April to $777.26 in May. It’s because Mr. FAF visited me in DC for about two and a half weeks. Mr. FAF is currently finishing up his PhD in Computer Science and lives primarily […]

5 Unintended Results of My 40.2 Lb Weight Loss

5 Unintended Results of My 40.2 Lb Weight Loss

Last year, I went on a diet and lost 36 lbs over 7 months. My primary goal at the time was to lose weigh fast in a healthy way in order to reach my pre-pregnancy weight of 115 lbs. I went from 156 lbs to […]