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9/10/08 12:54 A

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I don't go shopping much anymore...my husband does most of it...but I'm working on getting back to doing that. Karen...nice to see you posting...how are you doing? Maybe you could get your granddaughter to help plan and fix things for you both.

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9/9/08 12:54 P

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I really hate going to the grocery store. Especially around lunch time. The smell of cooked chicken. I get so frustrated at times reading labels and checking for calories. You know, I did a mental shopping trip and wow, what a concept. The outside edges is where the healthy foods seem to be.
I have my 13 yr old grdaughter living with me. She is so skinny and she likes alot healthy foods but she also likes fast food. Sometimes its easier to stop and grab something than go home and cook. Its just her and I. I am use to cooking for alot but thru the years and kids grown and life in general, my cooking is not what it should be. Am working on it.

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9/5/08 4:52 P

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Robin - I don't know if this is much of a tip, but some time ago on our chat thread Anna made a comment about shopping the perimeter of the store. I had to stop and think about that. I later read an article here about the very same thing. Most of the healthiest stuff is located all around the outer edges of the store, meat, fruit, vegetables...Seems like if we try to shop mostly on those outside edges, we will eat much healthier.

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FARABOVERUBIES's Photo FARABOVERUBIES Posts: 355
9/5/08 3:06 P

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Wow, thank you! This is awesome. It calculated right down to grocery shopping with a cart, carrying groceries, and putting them away. All tolled, for 2.5 hours doing this chore, 901 calories burned? Who'd thunk it??????? Thanks again! emoticon

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9/5/08 1:21 A

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Robin...here's the site I said I'd find and post:

CaloriesPerHour.com

There are several things to look at there...to help calculate calories burned.

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I work in a supermarket and I don't know about many tips, but I think planning your trip and what U are going to buy is half the battle. I do better if I stick to my list and also eat before I do my shopping. My one tip would be to try and make it a fun adventure. Your taking time for U and knowing what we are putting in our bodies by reading the labels. I would love to start my own shopping business for others Anna emoticon

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9/4/08 7:58 P

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emoticon Hi all,
I work as a case manager for a mental health organization. My main job is to teach adults with mental illnesses how to function in the community. One of the things I do with them is grocery shopping, some weeks I may go 3 times with clients and once for my family. So yes I count it as exercise! I use it as excersise for my clients too. I make sure we walk up and down every aisle. A shopping trip usually ends up with at least an hour of walking. It may not be fast paced but both me and the client are moving. I also try to teach healthy eating but sometimes it is hard when they are all on fixed incomes. Sometimes less expensive has to out weigh healthy but I'm real good at doing cheap and nutritious. Many of them either don't like to cook or are lacking cooking skills so that all has to be taken into consideration but I try! Marcie

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9/4/08 5:08 A

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I know how hard grocery shopping is, and it definitely qualifies as exercise. I, personally, have to use a motorized cart in order to shop. There is no way that I can walk to do it. I can't even walk into the store for one item, unless it is at the front of the store. Robin, doesn't it make you feel good inside to know, though, that you have spent so much money on good healthy food. I just love doing that, and even though cooking is very difficult for me, I love to fix healthy meals. It makes me feel good about myself. So, I applaud you Robin! Good job!

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9/4/08 1:55 A

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Robin...Shopping and housework certainly do count as exercise...I'll find and post a site where you can track those things. We ( my DH and I)spend a lot of our grocery money on fresh veggies for big and filling salads....filling for fewer, but healthy calories.

Kathy from Oregon

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9/4/08 12:43 A

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After having cleaned out my frig and pantry to the bare bones, in an effort to start eating healthy, I made my meal plans and grocery list. I spent two solid hours and almost $200 at the grocery today. Arggggggggggggggh!

This is a lot of effort for me, but when I break it down, stopping at the store every day for a thing or two, or eating out 5-6-7 times a week, much more money spent and far less healthy. A lot of today's time and $ went into staples, spices, brown rice, etc. and fruits and veggies. But it sure was a chore for me.

Then I had to carry it all in and put it all away. Does that count as exercise????????

Well, now I'll have to be sure and make my healthy meals and refrain from eating out, since I spent so much money, I certainly don't want to waste it.

Any tips for easy grocery shopping?

Thanks, and have a blessed day.

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