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02-18-2006, 05:21 PM
This is a great board.

I have been studying all the posts on WW. I am rejoining at home. I will lose on my own and read these boards for tips. I have found some wonderful tips and information to help me so far.

My start day is monday and right now i am making my grocery list to have it all in the house before I start.

Any tips of what I should buy would be greatly appreciated!!:carrot:

02-18-2006, 05:26 PM
Welcome, Angel! :wave:

There's a great big forum for WW here:
I'm sure you'll get all kinds of advice and support there.
Good luck with your weight loss! :hat:

02-18-2006, 05:32 PM
Tell me what you put on your grocery list too because I'm making mine out.

02-18-2006, 05:34 PM
I'm all about planning. Plan out what you want to eat for next week - breakfast/lunch/dinner/snacks. You don't say if you are cooking for just you or a family, that would make a difference!

I typically shop on Sunday for Mon - Friday and then shop again on Friday for the weekend (due to all the produce I buy).

Oatmeal (not the packaged kind)
Loaf of sprouted whole wheat bread
Deli turkey for sandwiches (only lasts about 3 days, so I sometimes need a mid week shopping trip for more perishables). I also like tuna sandwiches in whole wheat pita, or home made hummus, or salad or lentil soup!
5 horizon organic yogurts
Bag of baby carrots, red pepper, bag of sugar snap peas, box of grape tomatoes (I separate this into 5 baggies on Sunday night for healthy snacks every day of the work week).
Fruit for 5 days (tangelos are coming into season, yum).
Spicy mustard
Big bag of spinach leaves
Tomatoes for sandwiches (turkey, spinach leaves, tomato, spicy mustard)
Dinners for 4 nights, I usually make something that lasts for 2 nights each (like home made sun dried tomato pasta sauce with fresh basil - lasts at least 2 nights). I always pick my recipes in advance and buy what I need for dinners.

Staples I always try to have on hand:
Whole wheat pasta
Brown rice
La Tortilla factory whole wheat tortillas
Morning star farm veggie burgers
Box of single serving Smart Pop kettle corn popcorn
Frozen fruit - blueberries, mangos, cherries especially
Dried granny smith apple rings from Trader Joe's
Dried wild blueberries from Trader Joe's (love these in oatmeal)
Natural chunky peanut butter

Here's my food journal for yesterday - as an example:

B - 2 pieces whole grain toast with peanut butter

S - 1/2 pint blueberries

S - 1/2 cup low fat pineapple cottage cheese (usually it's yogurt, just felt like something different for a change)

L - turkey sandwich on whole grain, tomato, spinach leaves, spicy mustard, cup of Pacific brand roasted red pepper and tomato soup

S - tall non fat sugar free vanilla latte, half of an enormous chocolate/toffee biscotti

S - orange

S - cut up veggies - carrots, grape tomatoes, red pepper strips, sugar snap peas

D - home made pasta sauce (sun dried tomato, artichoke hearts, red cooking wine, veggie crumbles, onion, garlic, fresh basil) over 2 oz whole wheat rotini

02-18-2006, 06:00 PM
Thanks so much. I have mostly vegtables on my list so far and breads.

What is the best butter to use. I use to use I Can't Believe it's Butter.

I hope I don't have a hard time with sugar. i won't use Splenda or Aspartame products.

02-18-2006, 06:08 PM
I don't use butter at all (I don't like the taste on foods and I don't bake). If I were to buy butter, I would buy the real stuff and not margarine. Margarine is scary. For sugar, I just use regular sugar. It doesn't come up for me often.