@moonhat@OnionSoup For me? Pretty easy. But I’ve done Atkins before. The trick for me is to clear my cupboards, freezers and refrigerator of all the high carb crap. Then restock with suggested items.
I’m keeping a spreadsheet with prices because they can vary wildly, almonds, for example. I don’t shop the fancy schmancy places, just Aldi, Walmart and Sams mostly. Sometimes Costco but they’re pretty far away from me.
I just kinda have to plan ahead for my meals but eating out isn’t a great trick as long as I get a friendly server. Fast food even isn’t hard–this morning I ate at Burger King with a vegetarian friend–she had the french toast sticks and I had their new breakfast burrito but had them give me the tater tots that they usually put into it on the side. Gave the tots to my friend and ate the eggs, cheese and sausage using the flour tortilla as a plate. Easy peasy.
While we are asking rhetorical questions – WHYYYYYY do kids argue with you about when the car is leaving the house? I say, 1/2 hour warning – get ready, have your coats on and zippered! EACH has to question why that time is earlier than what s/he expected.
@mikibell DHS also takes a dim view of chaining teens to their beds when they are planning to wander out windows weekend nights. Of course they then take a dim view of kids picked up underaged with fake ID’s at clubs the same said night too. It’s a no win - your situation or what mine was.
Seems to me the lesser of two evils is chained to the bed. . Mine was not thrilled with the consequence of being caught making a night time exit which was her mattress of the floor of my room, her door removed and everything she valued being taken away.
When mine would forget something such that I needed to bring it to school she owed me twice the time it took me to do that in hard manual labor of my choice. My choice always included the things she hated the most like cleaning toilets, cat dirt boxes… Tended to improve her memory.