Food

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 […]

Eating out v. Home-cooked Meals – The Dilemma

Eating out v. Home-cooked Meals – The Dilemma

Mr. FAF and I love eating out. Sometimes I wonder if it’s because we’re Asian that we just love eating out at Asian restaurants so much. Of course, we do it in moderation – about once a week. There’s something so refreshing, exciting, and memorable […]

Why We Don’t Order from Blue Apron

Why We Don’t Order from Blue Apron

When it comes to eating, Mr. FAF and I have two main options: (1) cooking at home and (2) eating out. There’s a third option which we have never tried and don’t plan to any time soon: (3) ordering from Blue Apron, Hello Fresh or […]

Apr 2017 Food Expense Report – $80.39

Apr 2017 Food Expense Report – $80.39

In order to keep track of my food expenses, I have started a monthly food expense report series. A few things to note: — I currently do not live together with Mr. FAF and Baby FAF (only temporarily). My food expenses below are therefore counted […]