I really don't know why I freaked out so much. I go to the grocery store every week. Sometimes more than once. It isn't a difficult chore. I bit the bullet and went to a store that isn't my typical haunt because I knew that this store had coconut oil at a better price than my typical store.
I got almost everything on my list, including the coconut oil, at my first stop. It was like any other shopping trip once I settled down and actually started shopping! I only got what was on the list, although the thought passed through my mind to get one last treat. I let that thought pass on by. It wasn't so hard to let it go because I wanted to only buy what was on the plan to get a true picture of the cost.
I had to stop at my regular store to fill in a few gaps. Since I had my list, I checked to see if they had the items already purchased. They did. The coconut oil was more, but I won't have to buy that every week. So, I can go to the store I'm used to and get what we need as we eat it. I feel good about shopping now.
The best part is, the cost was in the range of what I generally spend at the grocery store. Some trips are more than others because of stocking up. I was fully expecting this trip to be more, and it was only marginally so. This could wind up being a cost savings without trying to if we stick to our plan.
We are still easing in to fully eating on plan. We have a few no-no foods that we'll finish up in the next couple of days, like 65MD's instant oats. I think by this time next week, we'll be doing three meals a day on plan, rather than taking three weeks like I read on one site.
I'll share more of what this plan is like tomorrow, Timothy. I want to leave with this little tidbit - I won the family competition this week!! Of course, I'm still behind in total because my weight is still up from when we started, but I feel like I've turned things around and soon enough the little doggie on the ticker at the top of the page will start moving across the screen like he should.