Okay, I'll back up a bit....a couple of weeks ago, I posted about my "Dollar Diet". A lot of Facebook friends and some local friends have asked me to show how I am playing the Dollar Diet game. (By the way, that is a term we gave it....it's not really a diet because no foods are off limits, but we didn't know what to call it. I'm open for changing the name if any of you can think of something better.) :0)
How we play is that every dollar represents one calorie. (I play with $1,200 each day, or 1200 calories.) Everytime you eat, you move the amount of calories that you "spend" from the 'available' section to the 'spent' section. When you've spent all your money, you brush your teeth and stop eating for the night. (That's a tip from Dr. Phil's book. I like it because it's a good signal that says "I'm done" for the day.)
Here are a couple of pictures of my food "wallet" that I made last month. My daughter is playing with me and she has a tri-fold wallet with a spot called 'reserved'. If she knows she's going out to eat with friends, or has plans for later, she will look up her calorie count of the food she wants to eat later and then put that amount in her 'reserved' spot. She is doing great too! I'm so proud of her!