I lost this week! I passed the 30 pounds gone for this year mark!!!! (shopping for my new charm will commence shortly!) 1.5 for last week. I'll TAKE IT!
I committed the gravest of grave errors the last time I went grocery shopping. I hit the store many hours after I had eaten. Not only was there a long stretch of no food, but an hour or so of that time had me involved in running my daily mileage. So I was HUNGRY! We all know what that means!
I walked into the grocery store and the first thing I noticed was the table of cupcakes. MMMMM they looked so good. My mouth watered, just thinking about the yummy icing and the taste of a delectable morsel of cake in my mouth. My mmmm, turned into a moan as I kept moving. I didn't even break stride. I was focused.....I was heading to the produce department. The next table I passed held the containers of sugar cookies. You know the type. The pale sugar cookies with the thick icing on top. Many times they even have sprinkles. Have I mentioned lately that I love sprinkles? I never really bought much stuff like that. I would rather make my own cookies. But I have had these goods.....people bring them to work for potlucks and customers delight in feeding us. I looked at the cookies and a feeling of sadness settled upon me. I wanted the cookies. I don't want to have to guard against the cookies and the cakes for the rest of my life and I admit that the sense of sadness bore down upon me the whole way through the grocery store.
Did I buy any of those delectably tempting snacks? NO, not a one! I headed straight for the produce department and I purchased lots of fresh foods. I bought dairy products. I bought healthy foods. I may have been sad, but I did not waver in my mission!
I don't mind sharing what I purchased in the produce section. I bought strawberries, (soon we will be picking strawberries..yippee), avocados, kiwi, carrots, sprouts and cherries. I saw the cherries and I WANTED them. I didn't think anything of it....UNTIL I hit the check out line. Do you see that in the picture??? I paid thirteen dollars and fifty four cents for that package of cherries. Holy cow, they should be gold plated for that price. My mouth dropped when I saw the price on the cash register. Eii Yii yii! I can guarantee you that there will be none of those cherries that end up in the compost pile because they got overripe before I could eat them!
There are people out there that say that eating healthy is cheaper than eating junk. I beg to differ. Seriously? $13.54 for maybe 6-8 portions I could have bought a bag of chips for three bucks and had it last me the same amount of time.
No matter. The cost is worth it in my book. I am worth it! (Hopefully I won't be craving an out of season expensive fruit next week though!)