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2/10/13 5:14 P

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2/9/13 10:33 P

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We find such great deals and fresher products at our local farmers market We save from50 to 75 percent over the local supermarkets. This last week a farmer from 45 miles south was at the market All her product came from the fields that morning and was beautiful . I got a large head of cabbage, 4 bell peppers, 6 tomatoes and 3 large onions for $6. Cannot beat those prices

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JENAE954 Posts: 7,020
1/29/13 4:52 P

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Produce is my mainstay these days.
If it comes in a box it doesn't go in my cart.
Then it doesn't go in my mouth.
So grateful junk food is out of my life.

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1/29/13 7:39 A

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I spend the majority of my time in the produce aisle as well. The temptation aisles don't bother me as much because I can't stand paying so much money for junkfood so I usually roll right down and not even look. And the left side of the aisle is the tea and coffee which makes it easier to focus on that side instead of the snacks.

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JENAE954 Posts: 7,020
1/23/13 7:18 P

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I just read my last post about grocery store experience.
Would like to update that post.

I now simply avoid the aisles that are filled with temptations.
I usually do perimeter shopping and avoid the bakery and frozen sweets areas.

Bulk of food budget is spent in produce, then dairy and a little fish.
Since my last post I have stopped all red meats and don't miss them.
I seldom use canned goods.

These changes have made my life so much better.
My body thanks me.


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1/23/13 11:12 A

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Jeepers, I must be the oddball; I actually love going to the market! I have my list, my marked up flier and my coupons but I never thought of it as combat. I love looking at the produce and buying what's on sale and/or locally grown and thinking of what I'll do with it that week. I'm always on the hunt for new or exotic produce to try and I love finding neat new ingredients to experiment with.

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10/25/12 9:27 P

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Today I ran out of flour, yeast, milk, and eggs. Tomorrow is definitely a grocery day!

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10/25/12 1:21 P

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I need to go to the grocery store and get myself some whole grain bread, eggs, and vegetables. I will be walking for an hour to get this chore done (no car). Wish me luck!

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10/22/12 6:31 P

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Another good tip for writing out your list is to do it in the order that you go through the store... keeps you from going down the cookie aisle :) I've also found when I go to the store when I'm not in a hurry and can take time to find things on my list, and it's not busy, like Saturday mornings, I'm less likely to grab extra stuff... not sure why but it seems to work for me.

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10/3/12 10:28 P

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So sorry to hear thatyou live in an area that has such a small choice. Fortunitey I live in an area with large choices. I check the ads, buy the best quality. Hubby and I go into the store and only shop the permeiter except for the paper and pet food isle We have a great farmer's market that is open 24/7/365 so can always get fresh fruits and veggies......We also coupon and check out the bogonf in the ads. If we need, we purchase, if not we pass that one by

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10/3/12 8:55 A

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I've never really thought of grocery shopping as combat before, but I like the idea!

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JENAE954 Posts: 7,020
10/2/12 10:57 P

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Grocery shopping is like entering the combat zone.
I am usually armed with healthy food in my belly, coupons & shopping list in hand.
Calculator is in my purse which is in the reusable grocery bag.
My keys have a big hook on them which slips over the handle of bag where purse is kept.
Then I hook the bag to the front of my shopping cart.
Now I am ready to do battle.
The last thing before checking out is to scan the cart for forbidden contraband.

This way of shopping has saved lots of money, time and budgets.

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10/2/12 10:03 P

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930 calories for a *serving*?! It must have the density of hematite!

It seems like companies would be ashamed to sell such things. But apparently not.

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10/2/12 9:05 P

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I made out my list, had a budget, and headed toward the market. Unfortunately, I live in a town that has a total of four grocery stores (two of them Wal-Mart), and the farmer's market is only open 2 1/2 months during the summer. Oh, yeah, we have a tiny natural foods store, which I support any time I can. Let me count how many temptations there are, like the Marie Calender Pepperment Cake which has 930 calories for a serving, which is 1/6 of the cake. Forget it, I could chomp 1/2 of the cake at one setting.
I did really good buying what was on my list, and was able to compromise for the items I couldn't find (like won-tan wrappers). I also stayed within my budget.
My body hurts from all of the work I did the last two days and was not able to go back and enter it.
I lave lots of what I call "food tricks" which let me eat food I really like but increase the protein, decrease the fat, carbs, and overall calories. Time to finish more entries. Shaun

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