When we were first on our own over 20 years ago, I used to enjoy going to the grocery store and selecting foods for meals. I actually cooked a little bit back then.
At this moment in my life, I do not enjoy cooking and I do not look forward to grocery shopping. My time is always compromised with work, commuting, and lack of energy after a long day. On the weekends, I'd rather do something fun or relax.
Perhaps my attitude would be different if my lifestyle was more time-friendly. Or maybe it's me and my inability to manage my time. Could I be lazy?
For the last 2 years, I have relied on Peapod for the weekly delivery of our groceries. I rave about it at any opportunity I get to friends and family. I'm more focused when filling up my cart online. And I do not spend as much money as I would physically shopping in a grocery store with the opportunity to make unnecessary purchases.
We do venture out to the grocery store from time-to-time, like to Wegman's where it is an experience-in-itself.
The dilemma as to what to eat for meals each day remain. We try to eat healthy and make good choices.
Yesterday, while at Target, I purchased Eat This Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide. I was shocked at the comparisons made in this book. When I look at a nutrition label, I focus on the fat, calories and sometimes the fiber, particularly if I am following Weight Watchers. It is necessary to focus on the entire picture, if you know what I mean.
As I'm filling our Peapod cart, this book will be at my side. If I can save a few calories and a couple grams of fat, I may be able to afford a Dr. Pepper here and there. Yes, no, maybe?
I have been reminded that this does not mean exercise should be ruled out, followed by the question "when was the last time you exercised?"
With that, I will end this post right here. And that is all I'm gonna say...