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6/28/14 3:51 P

My kids say, "Why can't we ever buy REGULAR food?" As if healthy, unpreserved, & natural is irregular?!?!?

Maybe I fed them Ding Dongs too much when they were little . . .

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6/28/14 3:33 P

Most of my food shopping is done at the farmer's market, so mostly in cash -- with trips to Whole Foods, Safeway, and the corner market for "other stuff." We tend to eat out somewhere nice about once a week. I do a moderate amount of clothes shopping, but with debit not credit. I tend to use credit cards for travel only now -- we had issues with credit card debt when we were younger, but paid it off and want it to stay that way.

Starting Weight: 268 lbs. (November 2010)
Quasi-Maintenance: 165 lbs. (June 2011)
Goal Weight: 150 lbs. (reached December 8, 2011)

Size 22W to Size 4

Currently maintaining within 5 lbs. (+ or -) of goal. I weigh daily, but also use a tape measure and the fit of my clothes to guage how well I'm doing.
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6/28/14 2:39 P

They would see much healthier eating habits than just 2 months ago with a lot of produce!

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KKKAREN Posts: 12,153
6/28/14 1:54 P

First of all I gave up credit cards and health insurance over 20 years ago. I pay with cash for everything I buy and unfortunately, due to the new rules, I just got on health insurance again. I can't stand an insurance company telling me what I can or cannot do to my own body. If they could following my shopping habits they would see that I purchase 99% healthy foods and like Meek said I cook the same meals over and over and usually buy the same foods.

ETHELMERZ Posts: 8,711
6/27/14 4:03 P

That we buy a lot of so called healthy foods, lots of produce, diet type foods, and then also buy some regular, tasty foods, and no telling who in the family is eating what. Lots of coffee, fat free milk, and also Hamburger Helper, lol. There should be a law against doctor's and their minion's and especially insurance companies doing this, those companies CEO's should be prosecuted, but they own the politicians who make the laws. Too late now to cry about it.

JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,274
6/27/14 3:11 P


They would see that I buy almost everything on credit, but pay it off each month. Groceries, gas and tolls are my main charges, but that I tend to buy clothes, etc. in batches. And that right now, I'm being very careful with my spending.

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6/27/14 2:47 P

They are going to see that I have bought new clothes in smaller sizes!!

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LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,332
6/27/14 2:46 P

"if they could track your supermarket store cards (maybe in the future),

They would see that I am neither a patient nor do I use a supermarket store card.

If someone could look at the last 6 months spending habits then they would probably see a difference depending on who did the shopping for the household. They would probably notice that we are buying food for multiple people and they wouldn't know who actually consumed it. They might conclude that we spend about the same amount each time. They might notice that we buy certain items pretty consistently. They could notice that we do not buy tobacco products at all, alcohol rarely and soda pop rarely. They would notice we buy books and don't have cable tv. They would notice we aren't paying for a gym membership but never had one. They would notice that only one person in the household is on a medication.

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6/27/14 2:15 P

I eat a lot of salad, grapes, green banananas and greek yogurt. i don't buy cookies, chips or other snack foods. I LOVE ricotta cheese.

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6/27/14 1:42 P

They would probably wonder how someone could subside on such an impossibly boring (but reasonably healthy) diet - I generally eat the same 4-5 meals over and over again, so I'm pretty much buying all the same things every time I go shopping.

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6/27/14 1:29 P

That I am careful with my purchases and always buying on sale. Some might say... cheap. LOL

Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 6/27/2014 (13:34)
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6/27/14 12:51 P

I'm an analyzer. Always check for quality and value.

TINA8605 SparkPoints: (70,798)
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6/27/14 12:40 P

Healthy and sensible

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6/27/14 12:30 P this tied into my husband's credit cards?? He does most of the shopping, I bring home the bacon. They would see that I spend a lot on TRAVEL and nothing else.

My husband gasses both cars, shops at Costco and Walmart, and we put EVERTHING on AMEX to get flight miles.

Oh........I do spend at Ulta.

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6/27/14 12:22 P


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6/27/14 12:20 P

They would see I buy the same series of ingredients, don't smoke, don't drink, and have a few splurges like movies and video games etc. and that I haven't bought new clothes in forever.

Feed your head.
KKLENNERT809 Posts: 9,208
6/27/14 11:47 A

I have good shopping habits--conservative and health conscious

I did my best today, tomorrow I will do even better.
LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 17,409
6/27/14 11:39 A

If "they" track my credit, they would see that I carry no debt and have a great credit score.

"Doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies are beginning to use credit card data and other private information to track patient behavior. "
Obviously, it is not PRIVATE information if it is available to those places...

Edited by: LUANN_IN_PA at: 6/27/2014 (11:40)
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SHERYLDS Posts: 13,730
6/27/14 11:01 A

Doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies are beginning to use credit card data and other private information to track patient behavior.

if they could track your supermarket store cards (maybe in the future),


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