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A Non-Scale Victory At The Grocery Store

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Friday, July 18, 2014



I got up bright and early this morning to go grocery shopping with my youngest son. I had my list written out, and I was ready to only buy healthy foods. No junk!






But as I walked up and down the aisles with my son, it seemed like at almost every turn, there was some "treat" that was calling my name. My determination to stay on track started to fade, and I thought "I'll just buy one treat....and I'll track it, so it'll be okay."



Well, a funny thing happened. As I shopped, I picked up various treats, and then read the nutritional information on the package. And I would say "Nope, I don't want that, the portions are so small and the calories are enormous" or "hmmm, the calories aren't so high, but look at all that sodium!" or "Yikes, too many sugars in that!"



Finally I decided that if I was so concerned about calories, fat, sugar, sodium, etc....then I'd be better off without such a "treat!" I don't want to put garbage like that in my body. Eating junk food isn't really a treat, after all. The real treat is that little bag of Ranier cherries that I got for myself instead...healthy, low calorie, and most important of all, REAL food!



I'm not going to call junk food "treats" anymore. I'm going to call it what it really is... junk!

I'm proud of myself because I didn't buy JUNK food at the store this morning, and that is my NSV for today!




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LORIVIOLA 9/13/2014 6:44PM

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~KINDREDSPIRIT~ 8/31/2014 5:51PM

    So true.

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GOODYBAR58 8/25/2014 11:39AM

    emoticon Thank you for the reminder. There's too much "junk" food around here lately.

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K1TT3N 8/23/2014 10:45PM

    i find myself doing the same thing

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MEREDITHB51 8/21/2014 10:32AM

    Hey Pixie (yes, I'm back!)! Excellent job at the grocery store. I also find that if I really look at the ingredients I also get so disgusted that I put the item back on the shelf. Now I just need to stop making treats out of real ingredients at home!

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GIRLINMOTION 8/17/2014 10:03AM

    Nature provides the best treats and food as long as it stays in its natural state. Once the processing of natures bounty starts, that is when it becomes junk/not good choice.

Reading the labels is always a good idea when buying packaged food. It is amazing how much chemicals are added (to make your brain think it taste good and we tend to overeat it.)

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GENRE009 8/11/2014 12:38PM

    You gave excellent advise. how are you doping on your life style change of eating healthy? just recently I was only 20 pounds from my goal. But at a function, I slipped up and ate something that I didn't know how it was made. It had splenda in it, and that is toxic to me, and causes me to eat non-stop until I detox with a probiotic for that situation. it took me a week and a half to figure it out, and by then I was up 125 pounds! It really brought my ego down, but I am back trying to get back to where I was. eva

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MRSRIGS1 8/8/2014 3:44PM

    That is quite the VICTORY! Woo-Hoo! Cheers to you!

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LISAN0415 8/6/2014 4:17AM

    Great work buying good fuel for your body!

We only get one body, we need to give it the proper fuel to help it run well our whole life!

Great work!

Lisa

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CANDYMOUSE 8/5/2014 11:07PM

    Often lately, I've been telling myself, there is nothing any good in the grocery store. emoticon Wish we could all get back to growing our own food on our own land.

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CHERYLHURT 8/4/2014 7:05AM

  Excellent advice!

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 8/3/2014 9:55AM

    A W E S O M E !!!!!!!

I need you to go shopping with me! emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 8/1/2014 2:47PM

    I have fallen off the wagon since my computer is in the shop and I can't spark. I don't know what it is. It's like I am not being held accountable so I can do what I want. It has to stop before I do anymore damage. I have gained 5.6 pounds but I can feel the difference. I have been eating junk and can feel it. I feel tired and just crappy.

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DEBBIE19580 7/30/2014 3:44PM

    That is awesome Pixie, so pround of you!! emoticon

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ANGELN325 7/29/2014 12:05PM

    Woohoo! Great job!

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JC____ 7/27/2014 1:04AM

    Love the pics you post in your blog. Pictures really reinforce ideas for me, and I like what you've done with your blog post. Great job on facing the facts about your desire for "junk" food!

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THINANDFITEMILY 7/25/2014 12:28PM

    I just got back from a similar trip! I found that I did not go into the store just around the aisles and spent plenty of time in produce- did get a few strange looks too with my carriage piled high with green leafies! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AUNTALICE2 7/24/2014 10:23AM

    I keep it out of the house!! Your blog is spot on!! emoticon

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GOCALGAL 7/24/2014 3:05AM

    emoticon I always enjoy your blogs! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOSPARK45 7/23/2014 5:19PM

    Good for you! I'm finding it easier and easier to say no at the store. I started running a few months ago. Now I ask myself if I'll feel good running with all that garbage in me. I know it'll make me feel sluggish-- poof! I no longer want that junk in me, taking away my energy. Now if I could just keep portion control in better check....

Spark on friend!


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LAILATN 7/23/2014 3:36PM

    This is fantastic. I am at war with myself every time I go grocery shopping. if i reframe my thinking to "junk" instead of "treat" maybe I will be better about resisting.

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GODIV4 7/22/2014 11:32PM

    Victory! Im so glad you fought off the temptation. I have that happen to me every time at the store as well. I almost thought I was the only one. My trick is being extra picky!

I went crazy for a week buying donuts. Gained 5 lbs! I decided I would be a snobby eater when it comes to "junk". Now I only get the donut if its freshly made, chocolate covered and has pecans. (For some odd reason the HEB bakery I go to only makes them once a month, that or they're gone so fast I never even get a glance at em.)

Its tough to stay away. Im glad one of us is winning!! emoticon

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CICELY360 7/22/2014 9:38PM

  Good blog

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QTEALADY20031 7/22/2014 9:18PM

    Good for you Pixie. You are right! junk food is no treat! You should be very proud and you showed your son how you can make healthy choices! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon June

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LUVTOBOWL 7/22/2014 8:38PM

    So proud of you Pixie! emoticon

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CINDYCHARLENE 7/22/2014 6:05PM

    Excellent!!!! I loved this blog. You are amazing. Always were and always will be. Thank you for your wonderful self.
Love, Charlene

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SECONDCHANCE58 7/21/2014 10:57PM

  I call junk food, garbage food. If I'm going to go out for lunch or dinner I plug in the calorie search and that helps me make a wiser choose on where I go.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/21/2014 10:26PM

    hi love this is what i needed at the moment.being in rehab and missing hubby and the kids is tempting me to eat the wronf things luckily i have only given in twice but that is two times too many,lol emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EMMACORY 7/21/2014 10:20PM

    I find reading the labels often prevents me from buying a treat too. emoticon on a great NSV! emoticon

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EJB2801 7/21/2014 9:52PM

    My head knows that these are not treats. Now I have to train my taste buds.
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PJB145 7/21/2014 8:47PM

    WTG! Congrats on a marvelous breakthrough.

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SLIMMINGSHAY 7/21/2014 7:37PM

    That is some fantastic will power! WTG Pixie!

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REALTYLADYLISA 7/21/2014 5:41PM

    good, good, good for you!

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AJDOVER1 7/21/2014 4:57PM

    awesome! I buy my treats at the Farmer's Market. This week I have a gorgeous, organic plum to eat with lunch each day.

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DONNELDA22 7/21/2014 4:02PM

    emoticon You have one a big battle. Congratulations.

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TJMOAG 7/21/2014 4:00PM

    That's so awesome!! emoticon

It's amazing when you really look at what's in the "treats" that it just isn't worth it. I show my kids that stuff so they will learn young and they sometimes are even amazed at how un-healthy some of their treats are.

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