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What We Ate and Grocery Shopping and Some Miscellaneous

This past week’s grocery shopping trip was small again. I went to both Top’s and Super Walmart. They are less than a tenth of a mile apart. Pictured is all that I purchased. Eggs are cheap right now so I purchased 2 dozen at $.89 each. I already had 2 and 1/2 dozen in the fridge. The cucumbers were on sale 4 for $5.00. I only needed 3. The hot dog buns were $.87. The 3 lb. package of Sahlen’s hot dogs were on sale for $7.99 with a Top’s coupon. The sea salt refills were $3.83 each. The Sugar Free popsicles were on sale for $2.99. They are a treat for me once in a while. I needed to stock on the sugar Free BBQ sauces. We love these and they go quickly at my Walmart. So the 4 bottles were $ 3.26 each. The 2 Tic Tacs were free after doubled coupon. My total grocery shopping cost me $ 38.08 .

I ate the same breakfast every day this past week with the exception of our family Sunday breakfast. We had regular bacon for that. It was my usual Canadian Bacon and one egg each morning. I skipped lunch every day so that I could fast a little longer between meals. Hubby had either a ham or turkey sandwich every day for lunch. He is a late riser so he does not eat breakfast.

For 3 dinners, I roasted a big pan of chicken thighs and roasted broccoli and cauliflower along side of them. I just coated everything with a drizzle of olive oil and garlic salt. For 2 nights we ate one hot with the veggies. I warmed 2 of them up quickly in our air fryer the second night as to not overcook them. 

The third night, I took the meat off each thigh and put it on salad. I eat mine with a spritz of olive oil and lemon juice and top with some feta cheese. Hubby likes Caesar dressing.

For 2 nights we each ate 2 hot dogs. Hubby had his on rolls. Those hot dogs aren’t really on my diet but I was craving some. So I decided to eat them without rolls. I served tomatoes and cucumbers for a side.

One night I made Apricot Pork Chops in our toaster oven. I followed this Recipe but substituted the pork for chicken. I also used both sugar free BBQ sauce and sugar free apricot preserves. This was so delicious! I made corn on the cob for Hubby and I had brussel sprouts. 

For Memorial Day, we grilled NY strip steak for dinner. After I took the picture I realized that I forgot to put the sauteed mushrooms on top. I also made Caesar salad for Hubby and some apple, cheddar, and walnut salad for me. We had a very nice peaceful day and I hope you did too. 

When I am not fasting, I eat sliced cucumbers, pepper strips, turkey pepperoni and soft cheese for snacks. This way I get extra veggies and protein. Once a week, I eat a snack bag of popcorn with no butter.

My diet may sound boring to some of you but it works for me. It is mainly meat and veggies. I keep my portion of meat to about 3-4 oz. Hubby and I share things like steak. I have now lost 34 pounds so the diet is working. When I get down to the weight that I want to be, I will never go up again. If I gain a couple of lbs. I will go back on the diet for a couple of days.

I have to share with you my clothes shopping adventures. My clothes were hanging off of me so I had to finally break down and buy some. I had lost three sizes. I could only find one pair of jeans that fit me properly and two tops that I liked. So I ordered two more online along with three more tops.  I purchased some new underwear but also special ordered two more bras. Well, the bras are going to be another 2 weeks or so before they come in. But I am managing with 3. The online clothing was ordered on May 18th and I still haven’t seen it. I got an e-mail informing me that it was stuck in Texas due to the tornadoes and weather across the country. I had no update until this morning and it looks like the order hit my town early this morning. I have no idea as to when I will see that package. It could be today or tomorrow or later. I am hoping for today. I am also hoping not to have to buy anything else until I get down to my proper weight. Then I will buy an entire new wardrobe at the outlets.

It has been a problem working with only 1 pair of jeans and 2 tops that fit. I only wear them in public and hang them up the minute I get home. When I am at home, I resort back to my really baggy clothing. UGH! 

Please feel free to leave a comment or ask a question which I will try to answer in a timely manner.

4 replies on “What We Ate and Grocery Shopping and Some Miscellaneous”

Hi Kim,

That is so thoughtful of you! I so appreciate it! But it looks like my new clothes are arriving today. All of these ones that are so big are going to Goodwill.

That is so great on your weight loss! Over what period of time have you lost the weight? I have been eating as you, fewer carbs, and lost 81 pounds so far over 10 months. I am getting frustrated with the weight loss so slow but due to a disability I really can not do much exercise or walk. I am hoping to try swimming this summer but afraid I will have problems getting into and out of the pool myself. Are you going any type of increased physical activity? I know the pounds come off faster with some exercise, but sometimes t here is not that option. Congratulations and I hope you keep motivated.

Hi Karen,

Congrats on your weight loss. 81 pounds is terrific! I have taken off 34 lbs. since February 28th. So it was 3 months yesterday. It is slow sometimes but I don't let it get me down. I just keep doing what I am supposed to be doing. For the first 8 weeks I couldn't do much. But now I am back to exercising at least three times a week. Are you able to walk at all or ride a recumbent bike?

I will keep motivated because if I don't, I could end up having more surgery and I am not doing that again.

Good luck to you!

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