But if you didn’t eat that $876 worth of McDonalds, what food would you have eaten instead, and how…

You may have replied prior to my last edit, where I mentioned I could probably have done without those calories altogether, but in general I am very economical when it comes to groceries (shop the sales), so it would only be an incremental increase to the $170/month I spent last year on groceries. (The McDs was only just over 1 meal per week, and was the bulk of my eating out.)

And this is bad (good?) but I don’t really regret it and plan to spend it again this year, since I really enjoy it.