Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-24-2008, 04:54 PM   #21
gone traveling
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3,864
Originally Posted by Zipper View Post
ER's who go into their 50's fat and out of shape are in all likelihood in their last decade.
Excellent quote.

Westernskies is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-24-2008, 05:49 PM   #22
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,020
Originally Posted by Walt34 View Post
I tried the same line, with I suppose the same result. I didn't try it again either.
Mine was "Name one, I'll send it to him"

That didn't turn out well so the next time was "that's because they don't know how bad this tastes".

I was mostly reformed by my teen years.

Marquette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 06:08 PM   #23
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Texarkandy's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,281
Originally Posted by ladelfina View Post

Similar articles here:
Half of US food goes to waste
What a waste: Britain throws away 10bn of food every year - News, Food & Drink - The Independent

I also read that some people in the UK were outraged over "privacy concerns" related to their government's having analyzed their trash for this study.

A little off-topic, but once you put your trash out to the curb for pickup it's legally fair game (in the US at least) for investigators (govt & private), graduate students doing studies, papparazi, etc - whoever wants to grab it & go through it.

(a lot of people don't know that)
Retired 2009!
Texarkandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 07:11 PM   #24
Full time employment: Posting here.
shiny's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 673
Wasting food is anathema to me! Since I'm home at lunchtime most days I love it when there are leftovers in the fridge - a quick easy meal. When I'm cooking something that keeps well I always cook extra to make sure we have leftovers.

In Seattle we lived 2 blocks from Trader Joes and now, in Tokyo, we actually live in a building that has a grocery store in the basement, so it is much easier to pick up things we need daily than it was when I had to do all my shopping for the week - that really keeps the waste down.
I'm made of atoms, you're made of atoms, and we're all in this together. Ben Lee
shiny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 08:21 PM   #25
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
simple girl's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2,358
Originally Posted by DangerMouse View Post
What I have found the biggest help was to menu plan a couple of days ahead. I select my recipes, I use, I print them out then make a list of the ingredients I need to buy. When I go to the supermarket if it is not on my list it does not get bought. AllRecipes is good in that it allows you to type in ingredients and it will give you recipe suggestions further cutting back on wastage.
I forgot about that feature on AllRecipes and haven't used it in a long time. Thanks for reminding me! It's really cool how you put in what you have on hand, and it comes up with a recipe you never would have thought of.

simple girl
less stuff, more time

(48, married; DH 52. I am fully retired as of 2015 (well ok, I still work part-time but only because I love the job and have complete freedom to call off if I want to travel with hubby for work), DH will fully retire 2018 when he turns 55 to access 401K penalty-free)
simple girl is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
One thing you should buy American - Food dex Other topics 10 02-05-2008 02:54 PM
Can You Waste Money? boont FIRE and Money 47 06-21-2006 05:31 PM
Don't waste your money rebalancing REWahoo FIRE and Money 48 07-08-2005 11:38 AM
Food! yakers Other topics 47 06-18-2005 12:24 PM
Organic Food Spanky Other topics 16 01-14-2005 08:35 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:26 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.