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?
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