The long and winding road to fitness, day 46

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A day off work…very nice.  I had to go back to the eye doctor…come on…I’m getting more than a little tired of this…one more trip to pick up the contacts that they had to order (should have just ordered them online…oh well), then I hope I don’t have to go back for a year.

After the visit with the eye doctor, I stopped at Kroger.  I really did need to do some grocery shopping after skipping it Saturday.  Once again, I spent a little more than I wanted to, but did buy a lot of fruit and veggies, more dark chocolate almond milk, cheese, bread, black beans, fish, frozen fruit bars, flatbread for pizza, a new coffee (that was my reward for writing every day in July) and creamer.  I’m going to take the coffee to work tomorrow and drink it iced.  Something new for me.

I also bought a bag of PopChips.  I think I’m going to have to stop buying those for now.  Over the course of the day, I ended up eating four servings…not disastrous, but not good either.  So I think they’ll just have to be off-limits for a while.  That usually works for me.  For some reason, there are certain foods that I have trouble just eating a single serving of…apparently PopChips are one of them.

One positive thing about my shopping trip, there were several products that I thought about buying until I read the nutrition label and saw either how many calories or how much sodium per serving.  Before I would have just tossed them in the cart and worried about it (or not) later.  Progress in baby steps…

I walked for 40 minutes today, intended to do more, but got wrapped up in other things.  Tomorrow is truck day at work, so that means a day long workout for me (and everyone else).  We’re going in early, so I’m sure I won’t get up early enough to work out before I go.  I suppose working the truck will have to suffice as a workout tomorrow. 

Do you read nutrition labels when you shop?  Does it influence whether or not you’ll purchase a product?

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2 Responses

  1. It used to take a long time to get through a shopping trip when I had to read all the labels. Now I tend to buy familiar items, but do check out new item labels. Label information has caused me to put the item back on the shelf. I weed out high saturated fats, partially-hydrogenated oils and too much sodium, and am starting to consider sugars…one step at a time. I think I saw PopChips the other day, I didn’t know about them until you mentioned them. I might have to try those. Oh, that extra pound was gone this morning…probably had too much sodium. I was surprised at the number of calories in some of the flatbreads.

    • Oh, I know what you mean about how long it takes to read every label while shopping. Yes, some of the flatbreads have a ton of calories…sometimes it’s really surprising to see how many calories are in foods that you think should be relatively low cal…hey, way to go on dropping that pound.. I’ve found myself more sensitive to sodium lately…another change in my body due to age?

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