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MISSION: OUT SMART THE GROCERY STORE!!!!

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Today was grocery day!!!!
I sat down and planned out my meals for the week....
Tweaked and re-tweaked my list......
Nothing was allowed on my list that wasn't healthy!
Carefully in my mind I plotted my adventure.....
Aisle by aisle in my head...cause I know my local grocery better than most of their employees!! Come on, you probably do too! Just think about it...
I always use the same route every time I go, cause I have always bought the same ol' items!!!! But not this time!!!
I knew that I would have to treat it different if I was going to buy the healthy items from my new list! So I tried to play by play the shopping out in my mind!! That made it a challenge!!!
I love challenges!! They keep me on my game!
Finally I was ready!!! I felt like I was on a mission!!!
With list in my hand I headed to the store.......
All the way to the store....12 miles away...lots of time to think......
I kept playing it out in my mind over and over again...
I was determined that I wasn't gonna let the store control me with all their sale gimmicks, and strategically placed items that love to tempt their way into my basket...No sir, Not today!!!
I got this!!!!!
(to be continued.....)



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MAYBER 9/7/2013 5:40PM

    Great plan and attitude
Our favorite grocery store just closed so now shopping for a new one
Found two Aldi's and Almstads neither carries all the name brand products
but have great fresh foods and choices
looking forward to enjoying my food shopping trips
right now am emptying my pantry
one day at a time
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WHITEANGEL4 9/6/2013 2:45PM

    Great to know what you are planning when you go into the store. I have my list. I print it from the grocery ads and it tells me by departments which saves me time I have my coupons clipped to my list so I will not forget to use them

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LEANMEAN2 9/3/2013 7:01AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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OAKASHANDTHORN 9/2/2013 3:51PM

    Looking forward to the Continued portion of this!

I would like to be adventurous and try new foods; so I saw a Yucca root/Cassava root at the grocery store. Looked like a nice vegetable to add variety. Brought it home, peeled it, cooked it in the microwave.

It was delicious! And different. THEN I looked up the calories at www.ndb.nal.usda.gov (my go-to place for nutritional values).

OMY!!! It was 300 calories per cup! I had eaten the entire two cups for lunch @ 600 calories!

That certainly wrecked my calorie count for the day!

Never, never again will I buy Yucca root. emoticon

Comment edited on: 9/2/2013 3:52:46 PM

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 8/31/2013 6:42PM

    emoticon Good to have a plan !

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KKKAREN 8/31/2013 9:43AM

    I stay along the health perimeter and do not do the center isles.

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SKINNYROBIN100 8/30/2013 5:10PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Going into a grocery store is like walking into a minefield! You have to be focused, you have to have a strategy, you have to wear your armor and bring weapons!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JIBBIE49 8/30/2013 10:09AM

    emoticon Great seeing your blog featured in the Spark Mail. emoticon

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LKS2GAB2 8/30/2013 8:12AM

    Good blog. Looking forward to the outcome.

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ELINTY 8/30/2013 8:06AM

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MARYJEANSL 8/30/2013 12:13AM

  Outsmarting the grocery store is for me a regular contest. More than outsmarting the store, though, it becomes outsmarting the marketing efforts of all the mega food companies. You can do it!

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BROCKJUL 8/29/2013 11:03PM

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CLAYARTIST 8/29/2013 10:46PM

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CHERYLHURT 8/29/2013 8:30PM

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LIVELYGIRL2 8/29/2013 7:42PM

  I never thought of making it a game or challenge. Hope it works out!

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LISA_FRAME 8/29/2013 6:00PM

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GRAMMAJUDY1 8/29/2013 4:10PM

    I am looking forward to the continuation.

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BOSSONBABE 8/29/2013 2:35PM

    Outside aisles! emoticon

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NONNAOF2 8/29/2013 1:10PM

  You've got the right plan going for you!! :-)

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SHOAPIE 8/29/2013 12:34PM

    Great.

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NVR2LATE2BFIT 8/29/2013 11:58AM

    Good job! I will be looking forward to the rest of your "adventure."
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SDEHNKE 8/29/2013 11:06AM

    I went to the grocery yesterday and I can say that nothing unhealthy went in my basket. Now if I can just keep my husband from bringing it home! His junk isn't tempting to me at all though.

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Suellen

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SUSIEMT 8/29/2013 10:22AM

    Good job!

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SCRAPBECCA 8/29/2013 10:00AM

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LAINYC 8/29/2013 9:22AM

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CIRANDELLA 8/29/2013 9:17AM

    Nicely done!! emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 8/29/2013 9:12AM

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LOL I love how grocery shopping becomes an event to get all pumped up for by us sparkfolk. :) Take THAT, grocery store stock managers! We can walk right on past your junk food selections, and we want fresh fruits and veggies and HEALTHY foods, thankyouverymuch!

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GOOSIEMOON 8/29/2013 8:31AM

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TEDYBEAR2838 8/29/2013 8:02AM

    can't wait to hear the ending

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NELLJONES 8/29/2013 7:46AM

    I have been making my grocery list for decades now. Grocery stores have come and gone, changed completely as a matter of fact. You can fit two of the old grocery stores into one of today's stores. I walk the whole store except certain aisles: the bulk candy, snacks, bakery. Over the years of lists, I don't even SEE the endcaps anymore. If I see something that catches my eye (it happens) I write it on my list for next time. Sometimes I'll work it into the new menu plan, mostly I just forget it. I know the new aps are in, but give me good old paper and pen.

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WATERDIAMONDS 8/29/2013 7:17AM

    Did you make it? Let us know.

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PENOWOK 8/29/2013 6:57AM

    hmmmm...

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GARDENCHRIS 8/29/2013 6:50AM

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LINDAJOYWK 8/29/2013 6:40AM

    I need to PLAN-thanks for the reminder!

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ASMARTERWAY 8/29/2013 6:02AM

    Sometimes I make the challenge into a game and it's quite fun learning what I can actually live quite comfortably without!

Happy healthy shopping

Jonathan

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ROXYCARIN 8/29/2013 12:24AM

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GRACILU 8/29/2013 12:01AM

    Keep up the good work!

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NEWTINK 8/28/2013 5:12PM

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MRSRIGS1 8/28/2013 3:52PM

    Can't wait to hear more..... emoticon

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MYAKAYAH 8/28/2013 2:02AM

    good job sticking to your list~

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ITSABSURD 8/27/2013 11:18PM

    Great!

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ITSABSURD 8/27/2013 11:17PM

    Way to go!

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ENJAEES 8/27/2013 10:38PM

  Planning out the week's menu and making a grocery list from that menu is the best way to shop! It really works! Good job!

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HEALTHYPRIYA 8/27/2013 9:51PM

    great

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NIKO27 8/27/2013 8:03PM

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RENATA144 8/27/2013 7:01PM

  Shop the perimeter of the store : fruit, veggies , meat & dairy. Processed food only if necessary.

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AJB121299 8/27/2013 5:26PM

    nice

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