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Donated blood

September 18th, 2012 at 01:59 am

I donated blood today for the first time. I assumed wrongly that because I am on a few differnt medications that I couldnt donate. I am so glad that assumption is behind me! Smile

Today was a no spend day. Our meals are planned for most of the week. Actually, this week is our planning week at work- so breakfast and lunch will be provided Tue-Thur and dinner is provided tomorrow night. Makes for a cheap week when so many meals are provided!

I will need to get gas this week...which will run around $65- this line item still has over $100, so its covered when I fill up.

I am using an online tracker for my meals and I am pleased with the results so far. I dont seem to have a problem staying at or under 1200 calories each day...but I do have a problem getting enough protein. I am trying to follow the 40-30-30 plan which is carbs, protein and fats. I picked up some Zone bars at Costco this past weekend. They were on sale, $14 for 24. I plan to only use them when I am in a bind (nothing on hand and hungry) or when I am really craving chocolate.

I went over the budget with the hub tonight. I keep my budget on a spreadsheet and keep it updated several times each week -and the budget is roughly calculated through next March...roughly because the hubs paychecks fluxuate so much. I estimate low on income and high on the bills that vary (electricity, etc.) He would like to pay more on the country house each month...but it makes so much more sense to eliminate the credit card debt first. I think he understood and seemed happy with how the budget looks.

4 Responses to “Donated blood ”

  1. Monkey Mama Says:

    That's awesome! Today I donated hair, but usually I donate blood. It's a lot easier. Big Grin

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Thanks for donating...for some of us the blood is really hard to do mentally and physically!

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    To be clear, I mean it's easier to donate blood than grow hair for 2 years... Can donate blood much more often.

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    It was easier than I thought. It took about 7 minutes in 'the chair'...the rest of the hour was spent on paperwork and waiting 10 minutes to make sure I was ok. I will donate more often now. Getting my hair to 10 inches is probably not likely now...it doesnt get much past my shoulders before it splits and becomes a mess.

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