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groceries are striking here

October 18th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

The union for 4 biggest chain grocery stores in Seattle has put in their 72 hour notice to strike. I sympathize so I'm going to see if can avoid breaking strike lines. I don't really have good alternative cheap places to get meat but I think I can do okay on the produce. We'll see.

I've been going back to the gym several times a week, logging in my food, etc. I've been bouncing around 175-180, and I would love to lose 10 pounds. My latest health check had my blood pressure at borderline hypertensive, so its another reason to exercise. I also swapped out my table salt for salt substitute. I don't eat too much processed food but even reading the labels on the stuff I do eat: phooey.

With the condo, my friends had a standing bet that within a year I'd be running the condo. Well, I've been asked to run for VP on the board. I don't know whether I really want to do it. I always think that "well do it for a year and stop" but I have serious problems with disengagement. Its the flip side of stick-it-tuitiveness.

But the intimate emergency fund (what the found money account morphed into) is doing well: $19.20. And I am still ahead on the 2013 death bet.

4 Responses to “groceries are striking here”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    How long do you think the strike would last? Could you stock up on meat beforehand so you wouldn't have to get it from other sources?

    I hear you on the up/down scales. I've been focusing on losing weight/eating better and my scale keeps going up/down between the two same pounds no matter what.

  2. baselle Says:

    I can and am, but my freezer is relatively small. Target isn't on strike. I'll take a look and see if it will work for Plan b.

    Two pounds? That is tight. You are at your set point!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I sure hope I'm not at my set point!! I'm a good 70 pounds over the high end of the "healthy" weight for my height/bone structure.

    A small freezer could be a problem. Hopefully Target will meet your needs.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Too bad you have a smaller freezer! Hopefully the strike will end quickly and the workers won't get hurt too badly financially. I've been through two strikes in 28 years of teaching and neither time did it help me financially. I'm pro union, but sometimes you have to use some common sense. Fortunately, both times I had money saved back so it didn't hurt me immediately...I just didn't gain much after the strike.

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