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My Refrigerator is Full

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Last night I went grocery shopping and I am so proud of how it turned out. My normal staples of mac 'n cheese, pasta, pasta, pasta, and quick-fix meals from a box/bag are all but gone. Instead of heading for the high-carb/heavily-processed aisles, I started with the veggies and stuck pretty much to the outside aisles. My fridge is full of fresh produce and non-processed meats and my pantry only has whole grain pasta, in limited quantities.

The big fight was with my son - he didn't understand why he couldn't get candy. But, thankfully, by the time we left he was on the bandwagon, too, asking 'Is this good for me, Mom' instead of 'Get me some cookies'.

It's going to be a hard road to travel getting used to cooking actual food everyday. The one hour I have between me getting home from work and hubby leaving for work doesn't lend itself to healthy habits. However, my crock pot and I are about to become very good friends and the hubs is gonna have to learn to at least boil water.
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ANDYINBC 9/13/2012 8:43AM

    Way to go! You have started with a great first step. With this determination, you will have great success!

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WHERERMY62KEYS 9/11/2012 1:06PM

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ELOQUENTZ 9/11/2012 12:54PM

    Planning ahead works wonders too. Don't get home, tired and hungry and think "what should I make for dinner?". Make a plan the night before, write it down and if your husband is on opposite shifts, get him involved in some of the prep work, or better yet, get him involved in cooking....even simple things at first.

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