Yesterday was a great shopping day! We happened to go in on a 20% off natural foods day, which included the bulk bins. I was able to negotiate a 20% discount on a 50-pound bag of rolled oats (it wasn’t in the sale section) for the dogs, so I only paid $30, which is $.60 per pound and less than we would have paid at Azure if Azure had bothered to have it in stock, which they didn’t…again.
Since we were in the bulk section, I stumbled upon massive cans of pumpkin, over 6 pounds for around $6.50, so we bought two of those. Frozen veggies were on sale for $1 per pound and we got 12 of those. Even with all the dog food, we only came out over budget for groceries $22. Our current budget is $100 a week, so we did pretty good I think.
This morning when we mixed up the meal, I weighed and portioned the veggies and pumpkin for the next week so all we have to do is dump it into the mixture every morning. This will save a lot of time. We’ll start doing it for the meat too. The oats are easy, just 3 tumblers full into the bucket.
There’s no hesitation with eating this way. Every dog loves it now and gobbles it up. I think the pumpkin helped a lot, but in general, this method just seems to work. Like I said yesterday, it just feels right. The dogs agree.
Today is Sunday and in the future we plan to continue fasting on this day, but I want to be sure they’re getting enough and that we have this routine down before I do a fast, so they’ll get their normal amount today.