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Grocery shopping with DH - UGH!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

DH and I have very different eating habits - his favorite vegetable is french fries. Really, I'm not joking. He will actually say that.

So when we shop for groceries, he picks out one thing, I pick another. At home, we often have two kinds of bread, two kinds of mayo - you get the idea.

But in a camper van, we compromise.

Today, we're wandering around the supermarket - he grabs a loaf of scone bread. Yes, it looks yummy. Sounds wonderful. Looks like nice thick rich bread. "And," he says proudly, "it only has 225 calories a slice."

A slice!!!!!!! A SLICE!!!!!!!! One slice of this bread has more calories than two slices of normal whole grain (whole meal) bread. And much less nutrition.

So no, I wasn't compromising on that. I grabbed another loaf, said look, this is only 125 calories a slice. Look at this, only 130 calories for two slices.

Eventually he got the idea - 225 calories for a slice of bread - for ONE slice - was just insane. No matter how yummy it might be.

He went and put that loaf of scone bread back, all on his own.

He also didn't like the apples I picked out - sundowners, which are very tasty, and were half the price of the others - but at least he picked out a few red delicious apples for himself.

He's learning. Slowly, kicking and screaming, he's learning!

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GINIEMIE 6/29/2013 10:34AM

    Hello my friend. I hated shopping with Steve. I would find chips, sodas, fried chicken, summer sausage and sometimes fresh fruit if he saw something we might both like.
I'd give a million to have your conversation w/ my DH, but since that's not possible I'll cheer you on. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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MAMAJAHMAI 6/28/2013 3:04PM

    lol!!! You deserve a high five GF!!! You are re-wiring the thinking!! emoticon

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POPSY190 6/28/2013 3:30AM

    But will he REMEMBER? emoticon emoticon

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ARTJAC 6/28/2013 12:26AM

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GOANNA2 6/27/2013 10:29PM

    You did good girl - he will come around. emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 6/27/2013 7:36PM

    That's great! Although I use that Pepperidge Farm Very Thin bread, and it's even lower in calories than regular bread.

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PLATINUM755 6/27/2013 6:16PM

    Oh does that bring back memories...I can so relate! Hang in there. As my mom would say, He may be kicking and screaming, but he's taking steps in the right direction anyways. That works too! emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 6/27/2013 3:53PM

    Love that your DH put the bread back all by himself emoticon .
So funny !
Love your descriptions, they made me laugh ...
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    I'm so happy that you threw your lot in with a man who is educable. It'll take some doing, though, to get him to understand that sugar, fat, salt and starch are not the four major food groups.

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-AMANDA79- 6/27/2013 9:01AM

    I've solved that problem with my DH. He isn't allowed to go grocery shopping!!

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RDEE22 6/27/2013 8:34AM

    Mine is trained, it has taken 45 years to get there. emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 6/27/2013 8:25AM

    Sounds like my husband only he wouldn't have rolled his eys at me if I pointed out the better bread.

Sounds like yours is coming around. Good for you!

I hope you are having a great trip!

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MARYJOANNA 6/27/2013 8:25AM

  That is the #1 reason I prefer to grocery shop by myself. I go by calories and my hubby looks for bargains. It is ok sometimes but not always.

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WENDYJM4 6/27/2013 8:22AM

    they sure do not realise how many calories are in some foods. emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 6/27/2013 8:17AM

    It's a hard road but eventually DH will learn. Enjoy that trip.

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