(Closed) My awesome crash diet!

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

It’s times like this that cup of soups and mac n cheese come in handy

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Time to scour the lectures for free food. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ramen noodles and mac n cheese baby. That’s how I got through grad school! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do you have a BJs or other wholesale store around? They are always giving out samples, esp. on weekends!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Awww….I ate peanut butter sandwiches constantly throughout law school. Now that those loans are starting to come up due, I may have to go back to that!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@menobride: I was going to suggest the same thing.  Find a friend with a Costco card, and hit it up for sample lunch!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

This post is making me hungry for ramen… Haven’t had it in years!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I hope you have some stuff in the freezer or pantry that you can cook for the next few days!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

This is hilarious to me, especially the Costco and scouring lectures advice b/c I am a starving grad student and that’s exactly what we do.

We also paw through the department and library couches for change. Once in a while we come up with enough for a cup of soup. What’s sad is that’ll like, make your week.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

By The Way… If you live anywhere near NYC I will totally take you out to lunch. I remember only too well what it’s like to be a starving grad student!!!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I used to always go to Costco during lunch time while I was at college to have all the free samples! Its a good rounded meal!!!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I totally lived on ramen in grad school…it’s pretty much a rite of passage. my grocery store seemed to have frozen veggie burgers on sale a lot so I ate a lot of those too…sometimes with no bun, because those were too expensive. at the time I was living with a friend who had a good corporate job and she wouldn’t understand why I would flip out when she ate my food…she never bought groceries so it wasn’t like I could eat her food to make up with it, and I don’t think she really got the concept of being a broke grad student. I have a vivid memory of coming home to find a diet coke that I had splurged on and put in our fridge gone…and I cried.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ugh, I had a roommate like that in University too.  She was an exchange student from Turkey, and apparently somehow royal, but her parents wanted her to experience “real” life.  She never cleaned, because she didn’t know how (the servants always did it growing up) and she never bought her own groceries.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yep. That’s a lot of Ramen. I also went to TONS of boring presentations/meetings because my school would always put out free food.

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