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Saturday at the YMCA and More…

Don’t ask me why I suddenly love to blog on the weekends. I’ve been doing this for nearly a decade (over seven years on this site,) and I know that nothing really happens on the internet over the weekends. I also know that after taking a pretty significant break from blogging regularly, there’s not much happening here during the week either. I’d like to think that someone still reads what I write, but right now I’m here because I want to remember how I felt today.

YMCA New Orleans

One of the perks of working at the Y is that I can go in and exercise at any time, and today I decided I’d go in and sweat for a bit. I’m still not ready to talk about what I’m planning, but I will say that I set aside my fears of looking silly today and did a personal, impromptu aerobics class with myself.

I warmed up, did some cardio and some compound movements, and by the end I was drenched in sweat. (I know that’s gross, but I love the feelings that come with being a sweaty, post-workout mess.)  I own a Garmin Vivofit 2, but I think I’ll need to invest in a heart rate monitor soon.

After my workout I bought a few groceries before heading home to make lunch. I’m tracking my food in the Weight Watchers app, and it’s interesting to see how they’ve adjusted since I was a member before. I like the way they seem to be taking more into account, and it’s been pretty eye-opening to realize how much I’ve been allowing myself to eat. No wonder I gained so much back. Good grief. (Obvious, I know, but it helps me to see it and acknowledge it.)

I love having yogurt for breakfast when I get to work. I typically have vanilla Greek yogurt with various toppings, but when I learned that I could buy Noosa at Sam’s Club, I went for it. I already know how much I love the strawberry rhubarb flavor, so I’m pretty confident that I’ll like the others as well. I like that they’re smaller than the individual ones I’ve seen in grocery stores, and the price tag was pretty great too – $9.48 per dozen. (We just talked about how much I appreciate the little things. Ha..)

Noosa

Tonight I’m going out with friends, so I’m going to shower and relax a bit before my person comes to pick me up. I’m feeling pretty good about my day so far, and I’m looking forward to a fun evening.

Until next time…

Grocery Shopping and Racist Remarks at Wal-Mart

I was inspired to do some meal planning and grocery shopping over the weekend because my goal for the next week is to prepare every meal and snack at home. I’m healthier when I do that, but it does require a bit more effort and planning than I’ve been accustomed to lately.

I don't know if I'll have a sandwich and chips during the week or not. I didn't buy stuff for that, but it sounds delicious.

I don’t know if I’ll have a sandwich and chips during the week or not. I didn’t buy stuff for that, but it sounds delicious.

It’s much easier to eat out since I’m often 15 or 20 minutes from home when it’s time to eat dinner. It’s also easier to order take out on my way home at the end of a long day than it is to go home and cook, but that convenience has led to major weight gain on my part.

Saturday I went to Wal-Mart to buy groceries. I prefer to go to Target or Whole Foods, but I have a gift card (that I forgot to use.) It was also easier for my aunt, who’s here with my uncle because he’s in the hospital, to get what she needed there.

When the cashier was ringing me up she laughed at the way I shop. I don’t use plastic bags for my produce, but I used one for the chicken breast that I bought. I apologized for inadvertently creating more work for her and explained that I didn’t want to waste bags for produce because they’d end up in the trash as soon as I got home, but I definitely don’t want chicken juice all over everything.

Walmart

I thought that was pretty solid reasoning, but she laughed, pointed at the iced mocha latte in my cart and said, “You’re young and white, baby. It’s all good.” I can’t imagine what my skin color has to do with my shopping methods, but I think it’s nice that she thought I was young. I don’t think she said it to be offensive; it was just an odd response.

Am I the only one who skips the bags when buying produce? Do you think socioeconomic status  plays a role in our shopping habits?

 

 

Friend Makin’ Mondays: Groceries

Am I the only one sitting at my desk and wishing the weekend was longer? Sigh…I hope everyone had a good week.  Mine was low key, but there were some pretty dynamic moments.

I’ve decided to change the way I eat so this topic seemed to make a lot of sense this week.  I’ll probably discuss food again this week, but right now let’s get to FMM.

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

In the Kitchen

 

1. How often do you cook at home? I’m rarely home so I don’t cook at home nearly as often as I should.  I’m going to try to change that this week.

2. Do you eat more fresh produce, frozen or canned produce? I eat fresh produce.  We didn’t have a lot of it growing up so I didn’t realize I loved fruits and veggies until later in life.  I like it, but I like it fresh.

3. What are a few unusual staples that can always be found in your kitchen?  You can almost always find pickles in my fridge.  Is that unusual?

4. Look in your fridge, then tell us about the healthiest thing in there. Hmm, leafy greens.

5. Now share the most unhealthy thing in it.  Mayo and sodas.  I cannot stand mayo, and I haven’t had a soda in over three years so those things don’t tempt me.  The chips in the pantry are a different story.

6. Do you eat leftovers? Not always, but sure.  I like things like soup and chili better the next day, but if it’s breaded or wilted I skip it.

7. Do you use coupons at the supermarket?  I use them occasionally, but I should make an effort to use them more often.

8. How often do you try new recipes? I haven’t tried a new one in months, but I’m making something new today. We’ll see how it goes.

9. Do you make grocery lists?  Do you stick to them? Sometimes I make lists, but not always.

10. If you could buy one food item that would magically be calorie-free, which item would you choose? Cupcakes, of course. 😉

 

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions.  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!  Happy Monday, friends!

 

 

How Often Do You Buy Groceries?

I find myself at the supermarket at least a few times a week.  I things like chicken breast and turkey burgers in bulk, but I stop in regularly for fresh produce and other things that sound good one day and not the next.

This isn’t a great habit because I often buy unhealthy foods on a whim, then I eat them.  I’m trying not to do that right now, and I’m okay at least today.

How do you handle it?  How often do you find yourself at the grocery store?