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Land Mines in the Grocery Store

6 Sep

I finally got off my butt and went grocery shopping for the week, normally I go on saturdays so waiting till monday evening seems like a really long wait. lol. I had a really lazy long weekend (as anyone who read my last couple posts knows lol) and it seemed to take all my energy to get there and work my way around the aisles.

Since starting my “healthy lifestyle” I have had to start shopping in areas of the store I usually avoided and now have to avoid most of the aisles I usually took my cart down. sigh. It’s quite the change.

I gotta say, I really miss the bakery section, Safeway has croissants that have been turned in to donuts and have chocolate drizzled on the top…o.m.g. …soooooooo good! Probably all my daily points tho so I just don’t go near them, I am not so sure of my willpower when it comes to something like that. 😛 And why oh why do ice cream and frozen veggies share the same aisle? That is just tortuous cause now I am down that aisle for the vegg and not the ice cream…I never thought that would happen! lol. I noticed today that random things I can no longer buy seemed to be everywhere, everywhere! I was looking at soup and came across Ichiban (which I love but can’t have anymore, sigh) and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese was in the same aisle as…hmm, I can’t remember anymore but it was in an aisle where I was getting something healthier and man did I want to get the KD. Also, I was looking for something I had a coupon for and ended up in the cheese aisle…cheese!! I miss cheese. I was never a huge cheese eater, I know some people who eat it everyday, but I do at times like to have cheese n crackers with some tomato soup or as a snack or somethin. Since I was in the cheese area I took a look and found this one from Cracker Barrel that is pre-sliced to fit perfectly on to a cracker, awesome! I can’t remember how many points it was but I did calculate it at the store and it was quite a lot for just 3 pieces, and I’m sorry but who eats just three tiny slices of cheese? Nobody! I decided to not buy it because it would either (1) take so long for me to eat it would go bad and it’d be a waste of my money or (2) I’d end up eating too much of it at one time and it’d wreck my points for that day. It seemed easier to just not buy it, sigh.

Also, my cart is usually filled with a high ratio of fruit to all my other stuff but fruit season is at an end and almost everything looked bad. ugh. The strawberries were all smooshed and the grapefruit were all really soft…nothing else was looking all that great either. I did escape with a small container of raspberries and a small container of blackberries (they were on a mix n match sale) but that’ll probably be my last of the season, sad. 😦 I think I will have to start looking at canned fruit. I know some is canned in syrup so that’s a no-no but some is packed in um, non syrup, lol, and that might not be so bad. I will have to find something because fruit makes up a huge part of my diet now. I could use frozen fruit on my cereal in the mornings…that should be ok, right?

Oh! Speaking of cereal I tried All Bran Flakes today for breakfast, I only managed one spoonful they were that gross! Cardboard! Total cardboard taste and smell! Never again! So I swapped out that cereal for my normal Special K Blueberry which I am not all that fond of either but least it’s not bran flakes. teehee.

So today I ate:

3/4 cup Blueberry Special K = 2 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

2 pieces toast = 2 points

2 tsp margarine = 2 points

1 tblsp raspberry jam = 1 point

2 prawn salad wraps = 6 points

1 whole wheat tortilla = 2 points

1 tblsp Nutella = 2 points

1 tblsp Light Peanut Butter = 2 points

1 cup 1% milk = 2 points

Total points used today is 22. I did absolutely nothing that could be called exercise today so no exercise points for me but that’s ok cause I ate only my normal daily points. 🙂 I didn’t think I’d manage to eat all my points cause I was up late and didn’t have as much time to eat as normal so I am happy I reached my points – I am also happy I got my peanut butter and nutella wrap with the full amounts of pb and nutella instead of the 1/2 tblsp of each I usually end up with. It was Yummy! 😀

The grocery is filled with land mines that are the foods I used to eat and really like. I know I need to not eat them and I am usually able to look at them and pass right on by without feeling too tempted to look over my shoulder at them as they fade in to the distance but just when I think I am strong I notice something (this week was Ichiban) and I have to really struggle to not buy it. Only by sheer force of will did I manage to leave it in the store, eesh, I sure hope if it’s a low will power day next time that happens I’ll still be able to resist!

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