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Minefield of a Kitchen - Sheeesh!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Yesterday my hubby went to the grocery store. He has been our usual grocery shopper for about the last three years. After I switched to a healthier lifestyle, he was not happy with my shopping. So he goes in order to get the things he wants, but has done a pretty good job of getting me the things I need to eat healthy.

Yesterday, though, he got carried away. He bought two packages of double stuff Oreos, two packages of Berry Newton cookies, two packages of Eskimo pies, a half gallon of Blue Bonnet Banana Pudding ice cream and triple berry ice cream as well as sugar free vanilla which I did not want nor ask for, 6 or maybe it is 8 packages of Hershey's Bliss dark chocolate, a cherry pie, a peach pie, Milano cookies, peanut butter cracker package, two kinds of cheese filled crackers, one "fudge" filled crackers, two boxes of Cheez-It crackers, honey nut Cheerios as well as regular. We already had Milano cookies and Pop Tarts (that I despise) in our house. And I know there is other junk food here, too. He even bought already made mashed potatoes instead of our usual fresh potatoes. He got bacon and sausage. Sheeesh!! He always has some junk, but this is ridiculous. I am trying to teach the kids to eat healthy, but this is a challenge for them and me, too!

On the positive side, he bought red raspberries, blackberries, a fresh pineapple, a crate of clementine tangerines, navel oranges, bananas, golden delicious apples, sugar free applesauce, and canned peaches and pears in extra light syrup ( I'd rather have juice pack, but okay.) He got lean meats and fish. I have fat free milk on hand. He bought fresh broccoli, green peppers, green beans, lettuce, and carrots. We have tomatoes and lots of canned and frozen healthy veggies.

Yesterday I baked the cherry pie and half of it was eaten by hubby, daughter, and son in law. The kids chose to have Oreos - two for Natalie and one for Gwen. I stayed away from everything in the second paragraph above except one 40 calorie Hershey's Bliss. This is a victory. I now have 3 good days in a row of sticking to my food plan. Yesterday hubby had me fix cheeseburgers on onion rolls and french fries for him, daughter, and son in law. I had a boca burger on a 100% whole wheat sandwich thin. No fries.

Despite the minefield of my kitchen, I intend to see that middle two on the scale again soon!! (131.0 this morn)
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  • OPTIMIST1948
    I've been doing the Jennie-O Turkey Burgers in regular rotation without a complaint (cheers actually!). Also, you can make roasted sweet potato fries that may pass muster with the fam which are healthier than regular. You can either buy them frozen or just cut up a sweet potato or two into the correct shape and roast. Make take a few tries to make successful converts, but this was totally my entry into the world of sweet potatoes.
    1988 days ago
    that was incredible willpower - i wonder what the total calorie count for that much junk food could be! you did terrific!
    1989 days ago
    I gather he got carried away with the buy one get one deal!
    1989 days ago
    I totally understand how hard it can be. But you can always make sure that if he can't bring home more good stuff and a few snacks you are more than happy to go back to the store. Not to meantion him making him healthier decisions makes it possible for you BOTH to spend a long life together. Or else tell him next time he goes to the store to bring you home your next husband too as nobody wants to spend the last 15 years of their life alone because their partner didn't take care of themselves.
    1990 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/11/2012 1:11:24 PM
    Good for you. emoticon
    1990 days ago
    I couldn't survive among so many junk food ... got tired even to read trough the list...

    I like to talk to people around me how healthy life is important to me, and ask for their support. I don't try to convince them, but ask them to support me. Many of them became a convert over time, that's my luck! :-)

    Courage for the holiday season!
    1991 days ago
    He must be DH's twin. He does the same thing. You
    would think there is no food in the house fit to eat
    unless it is what he wants. Oh, well!
    1991 days ago
    You have a will of iron! emoticon
    1991 days ago
    Wow! Gotta say, I'd find that really really tough -- especially being required to prepare the fatty stuff for other people to eat!

    But truthfully, of everything on the list, it's the fresh red raspberries that I love the most!

    1991 days ago
    That's determination! Wonder if you're feeding DH enough, sounds like he went shopping hungry!

    I know how determined you are not to lose the health you have worked so hard to achieve... and to take good care of that tender back! Extra weight going back on sure won't help it, any.

    I know you can do this, and as long as you view those healthy foods as reward, not deprivation, you've got it cold! emoticon
    1991 days ago
  • GABY1948
    You are such an inspiration! My dh doesn't care for any junk food...I am so blessed by that...the only thing he really likes is ice cream and I have sworn off sugar totally and am on day 103 today so no way I'm going there.

    I feel so bad for you having to live with all have done so well, that I actually expect this to just make you BETTER!

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    1991 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    emoticon I know how hard it can be to not eat the tempting things when it is there but these past 3 months has taught me I can skip it-the compliments about the weight loss are a lot better any day in the week than that food would be!!
    1991 days ago
    Way to go lady! You husband must have been starved when he went to the grocery! Keep up the good work, it has to be making an impression on the others involved. Proud of you!!
    1991 days ago
    My husband does most of our shopping and will buy me the things I ask for. He buys a lot of junk for himself which I sometimes end up eating because it's in the house. I wish it wasn't here, but he doesn't exercise and doesn't gain weight so I just have to try and avoid it. Some days it isn't easy.
    1991 days ago
    Since I started Weight Watchers, I've made an agreement with myself that before I put junk food into my mouth, I have to know how many points it has. This process has almost stopped my consumption of junk. Amazing! You are doing an awesome job Marsha. Keep up the good work!
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    1991 days ago
    Your husband even put me to shame. I couldn't buy all that junk at one time. Maybe over the period of a month or two.
    You do know the rule that states; the more junk food you see and don't eat the more weight you loose.
    Best of luck staying away from all this stuff and reaching your middle 2.

    1991 days ago
    1991 days ago
    You are amazingly strong - dealing with temptation on that scale!
    Good for you.
    1991 days ago
  • _LINDA
    WOW! My eyes are bugging out! I can't believe he bought all that junk! you'd think he was feeding a kid's summer camp or something!
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    Unreal is all I can say. Its a shame, you want to provide a good example for your grandchildren, but it looks like their parents are on your hubby's side :(( At least he did get some wonderful freggies and lean meat.
    Very well done resisting this stuff. I suspect it would send most people into sugar shakes.
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    1991 days ago
    You do amazingly well. I would have trouble with all that in the house. It would talk to me louder than the healthy food that has become my mainstay. Be strong!
    1991 days ago
  • ANDY_54
    Hey, you did really well! My downfall is about three quarters of all you listed, lol. My hubs usually confines himslef to bringing ice cream into the house--which I can easliy avoid--not so much the other stuff, lol.

    Great job! Keep it up!
    1991 days ago
    I don't know how you can resist all that junk in your house. I struggle mightily with that. I do the grocery shopping however, so I don't bring much of it home. I do buy potato chips occasionally for granddaughter and Cheez-its for Grandson. The potato chips are quite a temptation. I also bought some candy to add to the candy drawer for the grandkids. It started out just being the leftover Halloween candy, but then they grew to expect there to be something good in the candy drawer, and I hate to let them down. Now if it was my OWN kids and I was responsible for instilling healthy eating habits in them, I might not have a candy drawer, but I get to spoil the grandkids. Now if I can just stay away from those chips and that candy drawer.

    It's easy to splurge at Christmas-time. I used to buy a variety of mixed nuts at this time of year, then we would crack them open and enjoy the variety of yummy goodness. I also did a lot of Christmas baking, not only sweets but lots of cheese balls, crackers, sausages, ham rolls, cheese puffs, etc. I do NO baking now. I bought stuff to make ONE batch of Chex mix, the day before Christmas. I used to make batch after batch of that stuff starting in the Fall and we would literally inhale it. But if it's not around I won't be tempted. At least--that's the plan! Good luck with your plan!!!
    1991 days ago
    Whoo..that would put me over the edge. I wonder if they make eyeball scanning food safes?
    1991 days ago
    Great job of staying out of temptation. The more I eat healthy, the less I want junk and bad foods. It gets easier all the time to stay out of families treats! emoticon
    1991 days ago
    Even gthe most dangerous minefield can be crossed with caution and knowledge of the location of the mines.

    emoticon Make Today a Great Day!
    1991 days ago
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