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.