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Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Grocery Trip

Yesterday I went to the grocery store for the first time since implementing the No S plan.  Typically, I have a list of items that need to be replenished, coupon staples, sale items and the best yet, coupon on a sale item.  Most of the time, I walk in with a plan.  That isn't to say there isn't an impulse item here & there, like 75% off Valentine Candy.  Still, most of the time, I know what I'm doing.

The entrance to the store is right into the produce section.  I walked in and suddenly realized, I could have ANYTHING there I wanted.  The whole produce section was mine for the taking.  In fact, I could have anything in the store I wanted as long as it wasn't sugar.  But wait, I could have sugar on S days.  Woohoo!!  Time to shop!!

I bought bananas, apples, strawberries & potatoes in the produce section.  When I got home, I was disappointed to see that I failed to get grapes.  I still plan to limit these items.  While the No S plan allows anything but sweets within the confines of a meal, I don't think it means to eat three or four bananas for breakfast.  I still plan to be aware of my carbs.

I went through the rest of the store getting my list items.  I don't do much shopping up & down the aisles as I try to stay away from prepared foods.  So, I didn't binge buy anything there.  In the dairy section, I got only skim milk, which is a regular item.  I was tempted to look at the ice cream.  They have some nice low carb ones at the store these days.  I hurried past.  I was afraid, I'd start telling myself to get the Ben & Jerry's for the weekend.

Then came the Manager's Specials on the way out.  This is where I found the candy that put me in a tailspin.  I just gave it a quick once over because if there was candy I was going to have to run.  There was none, so I looked closer.  Nothing I wanted was on those shelves, so I escaped.

All in all, I was proud of myself in the store.  I can't help but believe that people without food issues eat fresh fruit most days.  They might even eat more than one piece.  Of course, I understand that I need to ease in to it.  One piece a day, until my body understands what is going on, is my plan.  It felt so freeing to be able to buy what ever I wanted.  It made it a little easier to hurry past the ice cream.

On a completely different topic - Spring break starts for 65MD tomorrow.  We have some major home improvement plans on tap.  I'm not sure how often I'll be around after tomorrow.  Don't worry.  I haven't fallen in to a box of candy or even a bowl of fruit.  I'm working on the house.


  1. Hi Lori just a new follower drop by to say hello.

    "... until my body understands what is going" I get that! I am the one doing the grocery, I go with a list and DO NOT look at nothing else. I don't even go near the bakery so that my no-will hands just go without my mind noticing and grab cakes, cookies or pies.

  2. Good idea to continue to limit your carbs. I was going to weight watchers when they made the fruit free years back....and people were not understanding how they were not losing weight....bu they were eating 5 bananas a day.....that's a lot of calories/carbs and whatnot!

    Have fun!!!

  3. luckily I don't like most fruit i'll eat maybe 3 apples a year and a banana once every couple of months it's nuts that call to me! lolol glad you're figuring it out and not driving yourself bonkers! you GOT this!

  4. I really thought I commented on this, but I'm not here so I guess not! Lol Hope the remodeling projects go really well! You've had two beautiful days as a start for it all! :)