Today I hit the grocery store to stock up on healthy food so I can start the woman’s weight-loss program at the gym I go to. The program is called Weigh Way Less (cute name huh?). It was created by the nutritionist at the gym. It’s fairly easy to follow but it will be a huge change for me (which I need!!).
Here is a photo of everything I got at the store:
I have NEVER spent so much money at the grocery store in one visit – it was a bit overwhelming! Our usual budget for groceries is only $40-50 per week because I use coupons. Sad thing is that no one has coupons for fresh veggies or fruit!
The great thing is now I am stocked up for at least 2 weeks of healthy meals. I got a good deal on bulk tilapia, steaks and salmon, which I will cut up and freeze. The veggie steamers were only $1 each (usually I would have coupons for these and get them for free, but alas, I had none!). I also scored a yummy Kashi meal for free! I think next time I’ll hit Aldis first for the Veggies, at least until the farm stands are open or our garden is growing! It’s all worth it!
I’m going to work on writing up a menu for the month of April (Yes the entire month!!) I’m hoping that this will help me to be prepared so I don’t fall in to my old habits!
One trick, if I can call it that, is that I cook up a bunch of meals on Sundays for the week (mainly for lunches) so that all I have to do is pop the meal out of the freezer and heat it up! I also try to pre-package some healthy snacks into little baggies.
More on all of this soon!