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Bringing the groceries in is exercise

Saturday, May 19, 2012

I have been on the site for 4 days. I joined and threw myself into all of it. My family is super supportive. I am the mom of 4 kids, but only have a 16 year old daughter at home. She is hardly ever home.

I started this journey this past Tuesday and not when I had ton of good healthy food in the house. Today I went to the store and 1) fresh fruits and veggies are expensive and 2) they are heavy. I arrived home at 7:00 pm. I left the house at 7:00 am. to go to work. Thankfully young daughter that lives at home called and is staying at school for fun events to lighten the mood pre exams. I am no longer going to cook the dinner she requested. I went onto the Spark recipe site and found a baked honey mustard chicken that she would love (similar to what she wanted) and planned to make extra to top salads in the future. I will freeze some for that.

Can I count lugging the groceries in (apx 20-30 yards...I will measure at a later date) SINCE THERE WERE NO TEENAGERS TO HELP CARRY THEM IN as exercise? I mean, I did the big shopping trip. It seemed like it took forever to get everything in and put away. I felt like I had a workout. Maybe it was because I am so out of shape.

Even though there are 5 baskets of laundry to fold I am changing into workout clothes (old and crappy) and going for a walk before I do anything else. I had a houseful of kids and was busy last weekend and the laundry fairies never arrived...that is whole other story.

Moms of teens....I salute you! Is it too much to expect more help? I miss having them all here for WAAAAYYYY more reasons then help bringing groceries in. Maybe its empty nest syndrome.

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    Try only buying the fruits and veggies that are on sale instead of always getting the same ones each week (like getting whichever apple type is on sale or a head of lettuce instead of bagged lettuce) And we still carry groceries, we just do it at our own houses emoticon We help carry them when we come to visit though :)
    2495 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/22/2012 1:38:48 PM
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    Fresh veggies and fruits are a little more expensive but the benefit far outweighs the cost.

    Hope you enjoy your walk.

    Have a GREAT weekend.

    2498 days ago
    We have been empty nesters for 6 months and LOVING it. They visit often but there is a lot to be said for no teenage mess. Lol. But, all good things must come to an end. 2 of the three moved back last week. Laundry pile is huge. Dishes have reproduced in the sink and can't find there own way into the dishwasher. Driveway is a maze of cars.
    But I am destined to continue to take care of me for a change and SP is the place to keep the focus. Good luck. One day, one step, one lb at a time

    2498 days ago
    I have 4 children also. 18 year old son officially at home. But have a daughter who has moved back home with her son, while she finishes school. So she lives upstairs, son lives downstairs - it's like an apartment complex with my floor as the common area :P So anyways, I havent experienced empty next syndrome yet, thank goodness.

    But yes, carrying groceries, doing laundry, etc is all great exercise. I try to do squats, calf raises, etc. in order to try to make it double duty. emoticon

    Good luck on your journey. I am anxious to watch your progress!


    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (gopintos)
    Country Living Team
    2498 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/19/2012 8:46:34 AM
    I here you loud and clear. I have one more home too. I'm not looking forward to that day. It makes me sick at my stomach. I'm glad its not only me.

    Good luck with your weight loss journey ! emoticon emoticon
    2498 days ago
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