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 […]

How I Lost 4.2 Lbs In 2 Weeks

How I Lost 4.2 Lbs In 2 Weeks

Since my last post about how I lost 36 lbs over 7 months on April 1, I’ve had another update for you: I’ve lost another 4.2 lbs (from 120 lbs to 115.8 lbs) over the past two weeks. I jumped on the scale on Friday, April […]

How I Lost 36 Lbs With A Cheaper Diet

How I Lost 36 Lbs With A Cheaper Diet

The weight gain During my pregnancy with Baby FAF, I gained a whopping 57 lbs, going from 115 lbs to 172 lbs. Even after giving birth, I was still 46 lbs over the pre-pregnancy weight. I breastfed Baby FAF until he was one. My main […]

Why We Eat Out While In Debt

Why We Eat Out While In Debt

Mr. FAF and I are in debt. We’re still trying to pay off the mortgage on our primary residence. Many people treat a mortgage as part of life and consider it a good debt. To us, however, debt is simply debt. And we want to […]