100 lb. Club - Grocery Store NSV




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paris81
01-25-2010, 10:12 AM
I see so many NSV posts on the board this morning, it's wonderful!

Mine is more related to eating healthy than it is to weight loss, but it's all together anyway.

I used to have a love-hate relationship with the grocery store. I loved it because it provided me with my drug of choice, but I hated it because I was always ashamed of what I was buying. My biggest fear was running into someone I knew with a cart full of junk food. I always tried to come up with a back story should the issue come up and I needed to cover for my eating habits!

Anyway, I was at the grocery store the other day (in the produce section!) and I ran into a friend. I didn't run away. I walked right up to her and said hello--because I wasn't ashamd of what was in my basket!

It made me so happy! :carrot:


Beverlyjoy
01-25-2010, 10:32 AM
That's a wonderful nsv!!

SNMomof1
01-25-2010, 10:40 AM
:) I've definitely noticed a different in my grocery shopping confidence. 25% is meat, 74% veggies, and 1% bottled water.

Congratulations!!


Eliana
01-25-2010, 10:44 AM
Wonderful! :cool:

Windchime
01-25-2010, 10:48 AM
This is a great NSV! I remember running into a cute guy acquaintance in the grocery store once a couple of years ago, and I was acutely aware of the chips, cookies, and other miscellaneous crap in my cart the entire time that I was talking to him. My cart looks a lot better now, too :)

WhitePicketFences
01-25-2010, 10:59 AM
Very cool :-)

Shortly before reading that we should shop at the 'ends' of the store, I had noted that my own cart was slowly gathering a greater proportion from the ends of the store ... produce, dairy and then a few things from the freezers.

My aisle items are pretty few and far between these days ... things like the occasional canned pineapple chunks, curry paste or salad dressing ...

paris81
01-25-2010, 11:11 AM
Yes, it's much better to focus on the outside part of the store, not the inside part. I ususally only go in there for olive oil and the like.

It's so funny that others have had similar experiances--new phrase-"cart shame"?! I feel no more cart shame!

Gracie789
01-25-2010, 11:17 AM
Congrats. I can definitely relate to "cart shame." I've too noticed that I'm no longer embarrassed in the grocery store...I guess not buying junk food has other benefits besides health! :)

kittycat40
01-25-2010, 11:36 AM
-totally get it also. I share in shopping cart pride :)

rachael
01-25-2010, 11:40 AM
That's great!

Yesterday I was at the store and the people in front of me had a lot of vegetables, bottled water, and other healthier things. Both of them were thin. I couldn't see the person behind me right away, but I saw what they had put on the belt: chicken wings, peanut butter cracker packs, soda, value sized box of Oatmeal Cream Pies, etc. I turned and looked at the lady who put it up there and she was my size. I was glad I had healthy things and it was just another reminder that if I want to be like the people in front of me, I need to shop like the people in front of me and if I want to stay like the lady behind me, I could go back to shopping like her.

cfmama
01-25-2010, 11:54 AM
I totally get this. what a great NSV that is for you!!!

FitGirlyGirl
01-25-2010, 01:08 PM
:yay: :congrat:

I like that label for it - "cart shame". My cart is also much better these days, but I still get some cart shame for the bits of junk that DH still insists on having. I try to hide it under my stuff and either go to a cashier that I know or verbally label it my husband's junk to the cashier. His cigarettes I will not even buy - he has to get those.

PeanutsMom704
01-25-2010, 01:31 PM
Yesterday I was at the store and the people in front of me had a lot of vegetables, bottled water, and other healthier things. Both of them were thin. I couldn't see the person behind me right away, but I saw what they had put on the belt: chicken wings, peanut butter cracker packs, soda, value sized box of Oatmeal Cream Pies, etc. I turned and looked at the lady who put it up there and she was my size. I was glad I had healthy things and it was just another reminder that if I want to be like the people in front of me, I need to shop like the people in front of me and if I want to stay like the lady behind me, I could go back to shopping like her.

I like this example a lot. When I think about the way I want to live my life going forward, I try to compare myself to the fit and active people I know and model after that, rather than compare to the way I used to live which can sometimes end up making me think too much about what I have given up. I don't regret the changes and I'm getting far more in exchange for what I've given up. But there's no denying there was some pleasure in eating whatever I wanted whenver I wanted without thinking about it (at least not thinking about it enough to stop me!)