Grocery Haul – Trader Joe’s , Whole Foods, & Asian Market ! 3-21-2015

Whole Foods:

Blue corn chips Organic – $2.99
+.10 bag credit
+.55 coupon (tamari)
Salt Deodorant – $4.99
Tamari – $5.99
Fenugreek seeds – $.19
onion powder – $2.31
Gunpowder green tea – $2.50
garlic powder – $1.84
365 Apple cider vinegar – $4.39
Dr Bronner baby mild soap – $12.99
9 hass avocados – $9.00
365 honey mustard dressing – $3.99
In house sriracha guacamole – $4.99
+2.00 guacamole coupon
Asparagus – $6.16
meyer melon – $.48
Total : $61.39

Trader Joe’s:

Organic orange juice – $4.49
many color carrots – $2.49
sriracha bbq sauce – $2.99
almond meal – $5.99
cod fillets – $4.96
boreal blueberries – $3.49
uncured apple bacon – $4.49
+16.14 credit for returns
Total: $12.76

Asian Market:

Pork Fat – $6.21
Bell peppers – $7.33
Cilantro – $.50
Chinese eggplant – $.75
Sriracha – $2.99
ginger – $.58
limes – $.76
green onions – $2.76
bean sprouts – $1.45
coconut water – $.99
daikon radish – $1.50
Japanese sweet potato – $1.11
Total: $26.95

I unfortunately found an error in my Asian Market receipt I got overcharged $1 but It’s okay. In total I spent $101.10 Not too bad if you ask me!


Weight Loss Weeks #10 & #11 – No longer sick!

So lots of little updates this week. For starters I’m not sick anymore!! YAY!! I would scream that from the rooftops if I could. I hadn’t been sick for over 2 years prior to this nasty sore throat thing I got and boy I didn’t miss it at all. Sickness stay away please! So out of sickness and half laziness I decided not to upload a weight loss video last week and just combine them this week. Besides the video last week wouldn’t have been very interesting.

Week #9 (March 4th, 2015) I weighed in at 224lbs! Yikes. Obviously when you’re sick you tend to hold a little more water and such, if you re-watch the video you can tell I wasn’t even upset. I knew it was temporary and it was the least of my concerns to be very honest with you. Last week (March 11th, 2015) my weight was 223.3lbs. This week my weight is 221.8lbs! Not bad at all if you ask me.

I have been on this plateau thing for about 3-4 months now and I am obviously frustrated. It’s caused me to take a look at my diet again and we’ve (husband and myself) decided to look back into the paleo/primal diet again. I know I just lost half my views, haha, but whatever. My health is the most important thing to me so if this “works” then I’m all for it. That or I’ll end up having a heart attack in 2 years from all the fat, but who knows.

Unlike a lot of people, I’m not financially able to just get rid of my “bad” foods (ie flour, rice, etc) so I’m slowly using them up. I have noticed some changes, but we’ll see how it goes. In terms of cooking videos (whole other topic) I still have lots of “non-paleo” foods to upload so we’ll see where it goes.

I’ve also been doing good with making food at home, I did eat out a few times when I was sick… just because, but beyond that I’ve been doing good!

Another great thing is I got a membership to my local YMCA which is only a few minutes from my apartment. I am able to walk there so it’s great. I actually did my first yoga class in 12ish years on Monday and it kicked my butt! No jokes man, my husband also did it with me and it kicked his butt too. My husband is pretty in shape so, it wasn’t just me. I was so proud of him, Yoga isn’t really his thing but he did it anyways. Who knows, I might go to yoga class tonight? I’m still super sore, I feel like I got run over by a truck or something. To the people who say yoga isn’t a workout… you’re crazy!

I’m going to wrap this up but my goal is just to continue on this semi-paleo thing I go going on and going to the gym 2-3 times a week if I can. I don’t push myself that hard because of my back, so If I’m too sore, it’s a no go for me.

Here is my weight chart for the past 11 weeks. I’ve only lost 0.4lbs since the first of the year, but we’ll see how it goes. Being stuck at 221 pounds is far better than the 298lbs I was 10 years ago!


Weight Loss Weeks #9 – A sick weigh in =(

Going to keep this one really short because I’m headed back to bed. Obviously I’m sick, I have a horrible sore throat! My weight last week was 220.7lbs and this week it is 224lbs! Yes, not a typo. Water weight sucks. You’d think by now I’d stop eating a bunch of salty foods before I weigh in on Wedsday. Honestly, I don’t care. My husband gained water weight from last night’s dinner plus I don’t think you should care that much about weight while you’re sick. With that being said, I’m off to eat breakfast and probably fall asleep on the sofa. Bye!