What’s in your grocery cart?

I finally gave in and made a trip to Kroger this morning.  I ran out of bread a couple of days ago, but didn’t want to stop at the grocery store after work that day because it was snowing. The snow itself didn’t keep me from shopping that evening.  I just didn’t want to deal with all of the crazy people who hear the word “snow” and decide they need to go out and buy enough food for a month.  So I did without…no big deal…

I’ve got plenty of oatmeal so I took some to work and had that for breakfast.  I had soup and salad for lunch for a couple of days.  I had a baked potato and cottage cheese for dinner.  I’m really making the effort to eat the food I buy and not throw things away just because I was too lazy or too tired or too whatever to prepare something.

This was the second week in a row where I bought only healthy foods…no frozen pizza, no chips, no candy, no cookies…wow!!  Now I’m not saying I’m not eating the occasional piece of candy.  I have some candy left over from Christmas and I’m allowing myself to have a piece if I’m still within my calorie range at the end of the day.  But the funny thing is, I don’t always want a piece.  How cool is that?

I came close to staying within my $50 a week food budget…spent $53, so not bad.  I did buy a couple of things that weren’t on my list when I saw them on sale.  I try to stock up on things that won’t go bad when I find them on sale for a good price.  One of the crackers I really, really like is this flaxseed cracker by Back To Nature…

Then, in the dairy case, I  came across these Laughing Cow spreads that go perfectly with the crackers for a healthy, fairly low-cal snack…

So those were my two purchases that put me over my budgeted amount for the week…hey, I figure it could have been worse!!

What else did I buy?  Let’s see…grapes, green onions, bananas, Greek yogurt, skim milk, coffee creamer, cottage cheese, whole wheat sandwich thins, tuna, diet Pepsi (uh..yeah…I’m still drinking it…one thing at a time…get the eating under control, then think about kicking the diet Pepsi habit), eggs (wow, has the price of eggs gone up?!), a couple of boxes of Morningstar Farms products (I tried the bacon for the first time last week and I am hooked!)…and my Saturday off indulgence…a newspaper.  I used to subscribe, but ended up not reading more than half of the papers that were delivered to my house…I decided that was a waste of my money and a waste of some perfectly good trees.  So, on my weekend off, I treat myself to the newspaper…not such a terrible indulgence, is it?

I’m feeling pretty good about making healthier choices..oh, and have I mentioned that I’ve lost 8 pounds since the first of the year?!

So what was in your shopping cart?


8 Responses

  1. There are certainly healthier choices in my cart these days, however, I must confess when I don’t feel like preparing I engage in deceptive behavior. I’ve noticed that people really look in your carts these days.
    Not only at the check-out but when it’s positioned in dairy or meats while you’re looking for something else in proximity.

    Patti, I hide the food products that you put in the microwave or oven for a quick meal now under the healthier ones. I’m not proud of this and one of my goals is to stop it and make more of an effort in meal preparations. Wish me luck.

    For some reason I’m not getting on the scale but that too will improve.
    I must say that the I’ve tucked in the waists of a few of my skirts and pants. I feel good about that.

    Congrats on your weight loss!

  2. LOTS of leafy greens, bananas, apples, pineapple aka a TON of produce! I love making fresh vegetable and fruit juices! Good luck your weight loss! I actually have a great blog post from today about eating REAL food! you should check it out! http://manfonhealth.wordpress.com/

  3. Yay for your loss! Isn’t it the most amazing feeling in the world to not want a food that six months ago you couldn’t get enough of? We are so evolving!

    Have you started running yet? The weather has been a major deterrence for me!

    • No I haven’t started running yet…I’m having a lot of pain almost every day (still exercising tho) and with my weight where it is, it’ll probably be closer to summer before I start running again…looking forward to that great feeling tho!!

  4. I made a kidney bean recipe in the crockpot, so I had that along with salads, and fresh fruits for the most part this weekend while hubby was away. I also got a whole wheat pizza crust and made one with turkey pepperoni and lots of veggies. I’ll have to look for the Morningstar Farms bacon; I like their mini corn dogs.

    • Ooh…that pizza sounds like a good idea. I may have to make one tomorrow and take it to work for the rest of the week. It sounds like you’ve been eating well…

  5. Those flat bread crackers are one of my favorite items! Delish!

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