glorious gloria, of course we CARE!!! we all care about each other on here, and we want you to be successful in this, that's why we're all offering opinions LOL Robin's list is awesome print that out and take it with you LOL makes life easier!!! Remember, you shouldn't be MISERABLE with what you're eating. yes, it's going to be different from what you/we used to eat, but that's a good thing - you'll learn new things
But please, don't FORCE 'healthy food' down your throat because it's good for you LOL Find something healthy that you LIKE, otherwise it'll be a chore
I find it's a lot easier eating nice healthy stuff, because you dont' really have to check a label on an apple right?? or fresh meats?? it's just FOOD
Once you know the basic info, believe me it gets a lot easier, and you'll end up putting the same things more or less in your cart, week after week. For me, I tend to buy:
salad fixins - whatever's on sale
fresh fruit - again what's in season/on sale/ frozen on sale etc.
cottage cheese - love it for breakie!
tinned tomatoes in all varieties, helps with a quick supper
lite popcorn for a once-in-a-while treat
fibre cereal - that's 'good for me' not so much 'tasty for me' lol or i'll too much
organic ginger cookies - 5 cookies for 100 cals, i like a treat after dinner
nice grainy bread
these awesome w.wheat flat bread hamburger buns - i use 'em for sandwiches
some deli meat - i usually get the lean or fat free
kraft lite Balsamic Vin. dressing - i like it over sliced red peppers & cukes!
You can do it Gloria!! we're all pulling for you