Hey guys!! I’m taking a break from the computer this weekend, but I did want to check in real quick and do my weekly weigh in. Mostly because I had a really good weigh in and I’m super pumped about it!
Last week’s weight: 174.6
This week’s weight: 173.4
Change this week: –1.2
Total weight lost: 36.6 lbs
Yipee!!! I didn’t really have a stellar week or anything but I guess my body was just being nice to me. Whatever- I’ll take it!!
This week’s weight watchers meeting was about being successful at the grocery store, which of course, I’m pretty great at! I was able to throw lots of tips in for other members. I couldn’t believe how many people went to the grocery store without a plan and then complained about how expensive groceries were!
I thought I’d share a couple of the tips I shared in the meeting for a successful grocery shopping trip with you!
- ALWAYS go in with a plan. Do not go in without a list. This is when you come out with a gazillion items and nothing to actually make for dinner.
- Stick to the basics. Grocery shopping doesn’t have to be expensive! We’re on a pretty tight budget- sometimes I’m able to leave the store for $40-$50 with a weeks worth of groceries. Sometimes it’s a little more. (I don’t use coupons- they’re a pain in the butt to me, but if you can find some good ones utilize them. Otherwise scour your circulars that you get in the mail and build your meals around what’s on sale that week!) The basics are fruits, veggies, beans, grains, nuts. Most processed foods do NOT fall into the basics category and you don’t NEED them!
- Set a routine. This makes a grocery shopping trip easier. Here’s my routine… on Saturday mornings I go to my weight watchers meeting, then I go to Barnes and Noble (I usually have an hour and a half to kill between my meeting and kickboxing and B&N is right by my gym) and sit in the café and have some coffee and do a meal plan and my grocery list for the week. Then I go to kickboxing. I hit up the grocery store on my way home. This makes my life so much easier because it’s become part of my Saturday morning routine!
These are just a few tips. I’m sure you guys have plenty you can share with me too- let’s hear them! I’m always looking for good tips for grocery shopping!!
Hope you guys have a great weekend- I’ll be back on Monday with another great Meatless Monday recipe!