05/22/2009 - A Lesson Against Shopping While Hungry
by, 05-24-2009 at 01:48 PM (2084 Views)
Junk, junk, junk. I worked until about 8:30pm, and I hadn't eaten all day, and this is the consequence. It would have been cheaper for me to stop at a restaurant and eat dinner and to then go grocery shopping than it was to just go straight there. I literally had about six items on my list, and this is what happened instead. Brace yourself. It is ugly.
Frozen corn (3 bags on sale) $10.47
Prepared macaroni salad (on sale) $2.50
Half and Half (2 quarts) $5.98
Frozen mixed veggies (2 bags) $5.78
Organic monterey jack cheese (2 pkgs) $11.18
Prepared potato salad (on sale) $2.50
Organic frozen corn $2.69
Organic frozen peas $2.69
Spice (cinnamon stick) $5.99
Yogurt (6 cartons on sale) $3.00
Yogurt (5 cartons on sale) $3.25
BBQ spare ribs (prepared on sale) $7.99
Sushi (2 containers) $13.89
Potato chips (4 bags on sale) $10.88
Organic salad mix (2 containers) $9.98
Shredded carrots $1.19
Organic bananas (5.16 lb) $5.62
My prepared list was Half and Half, bananas, frozen corn/veggies, cheese, salad, and cinnamon stick. Everything else was impulse. Granted, the yogurt is something I eat every day, and it was on sale. The two different types are because Yoplait was on sale for less than the type I normally buy, so I bought a few to try them out.
The corn/veggies are for chickens and parrots. The salad and carrots are for the bunnies.
The Half and Half is for my coffee and the cinnamon is for the baklava. The bananas are to freeze for smoothies. The yogurt is for a quick meal with granola, usually breakfast.
Everything else was junk. I took a couple of bites of the ribs, then threw them out. They were WAY too sweet and WAY too fatty. The chips have been tucked away so I won't look at them. My "justification" was that they were on sale, but that is really more a rationalization than a justification. I have decided that I can't have any of them until I drop back below 145 lbs. The salads and sushi are sitting in the fridge, and I will ration them out to try to make myself feel a little better about spending so much money on prepared foods. Maybe one of my skills for the upcoming month should be to learn to make sushi!!
Oh, well, everyone is allowed a crazy binge once in a while, right? This was mine, warts and all.