Thank you for all the “Ask Us Anything” suggestions on future topics that you want us to talk about! We will be addressing some of the topics as a group and some separately after we sift through them. This month, we chose the request on what a typical shopping trip looks like.
I took pictures on 2 different weeks. There are just 2 of us in the household and we spend an average of $100 a week. We pretty much buy the same stuff each week – I guess like most people…
John and I actually shop together on Sundays after we go out for breakfast (unless he is out of town). The above is a little less than normal because this was the week John went to Vegas and I didn’t need to buy as much. We always buy yogurt, I get the Fage and John gets the Cabot. We are very brand specific on our yogurts LOL!
John eats a lot of protein bars, so those are on the list every week. I have them occasionally, but not as often as I used to. There are some ‘trouble’ foods for me that we buy because John enjoys them and he puts those high up to keep them out of my mind. Those would be the chocolate nuggets, cereal and pretzels (which are sometimes potato chips).
Canned staples that we buy frequently would be pumpkin, diced tomatoes, peanut/almond butter (not really canned, but similar), evaporated milk (for mac and cheese) and baked beans (for John – I don’t eat those… ick).
I drink almond milk in the mornings with my coffee to cut calories, but drink 1% with my lattes.
Not sure why in this photo I included Pixie’s canned food, since we obviously don’t eat it!
This trip was last week. A little larger and more typical.
I eat a lot of fruit. John eats mostly apples and sometimes clementines or strawberries, but I eat usually at least 3 servings of fruit a day. You can’t see the bag of frozen broccoli florets, but they are behind the 4# bag of Wymann’s blueberries.
Lots of protein choices today. Chicken for me. John eats more fish/shrimp and less chicken. As you can see, we do enjoy our dairy products. Usually not fat free dairy. Sometimes I get 0% Fage, which is the only fat-free yogurt I like. Normally I get the 2%.
There are no oats or oat bran in either picture, but these are always in my cupboard. I just don’t need to buy them as often because of the large container.
Something that we do get every week is also a gallon of 1% milk, which for some reason did not make it into the pictures. I must have put it away since I see the refrigerator door open in this picture…oops.
So, pretty average. We don’t have any specialty grocery shops up here in Tiny Town like Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. I think our local stores (Hannaford) do a good job at stocking pretty much everything I care to get.
Make sure you read more at my fellow AIMers’ blogs for their thoughts on this topic!
AIM: Adventures in Maintenance is Lynn, Lori, Debby, Shelley, and Cammy, former weight-loss bloggers who now write about life in maintenance. We formed AIM to work together to turn up the volume on the issues facing people in weight maintenance. We publish a post on the same topic on the first Monday of each month. Let us know if there is a topic you would like us to address!