Saturday, December 3, 2011

Banning myself from grocery shopping!

I have come to the conclusion that I need to ban myself temporarily from grocery shopping. With all the free time I've had since being on uni break, I have seriously been to the grocery store FIVE times this week... there were so many new products that I had to buy... like, I actually can't leave a new product on the shelf. I'm beginning to think it's a problem!!! I have spent a ridiculous amount of money on food I do not need! Of course it will get eaten but there is already plenty of food in my house.

I am going to *attempt* to fill the grocery shopping time with going for a daily walk instead, every day of December (Unless I'm going for a run that day, in which case I will run). This ties in with my (again) efforts to try and lose weight. I want to do it, but there's no pressing need. I'm in the healthy weight range, it's just that I have put on 8 kg since last year (I have no idea how... but moving back in with the parents probably didn't help) and my clothes don't fit the way they used to. Losing the 8 kg again will still put me in the healthy weight range, considering I am right at the upper end at the moment.

My plan is to hopefully see a dietician, as all of this "eat back your exercise calories" "don't eat back your exercise calories" and conflicting information all over the place has confused the hell out of me, to the point where I seem to switch between the two and probably confuse the hell out of my body. Obviously 1 year of uni has not taught me enough yet to figure out how to do it myself!

As well as that, continuing on with increasing my running mileage should help + more weights sessions...

I'm sure this blog entry had a point, I just can't remember what it was... anyway, the sea breeze is now in so it's time for a walk. (36'C / 96'F today!!)


  1. When I first move to where I'm living now, I didn't know anyone or have anything to do so I grocery shopped all the damn time!

  2. Everything I've read says exercise is about 5% and nutrition is 95%. I work out and I actually love doing it, but where I put my main focus is consistently trying to make good food choices.

    You may hate this but I'll tell you what I have for a sweet snack. I cook about a cup of liquid eggs in a small pot, add a sliced up 1/2 banana, top with a little bit of almond milk and a scoop of peanut butter.

    Weird but it satisfies my sweet tooth (via the banana & nut butter) and is very filling (protein in liquid eggs).

    I know, very interesting.

  3. I'm addicted to the grocery store, too. Especially the one with free samples :-)

  4. I need to do the same! Its especially bad when I'm hungry... as Im sure is true with others too. Great post! I started following your blog. Follow me too!

  5. I always go to the grocery tore and then spend hours in there. It's like the biggest waste of my life because I buy everything on my list and then buy like 20 more things not on the list.