Thursday, March 13, 2008

Junk Food!

Do you ever have those days when you go to the grocery store for one of two little things and end up spending $50 bucks on junk food? I had one of those days yesterday. I had gone grocery shopping on Tuesday for all of our major stuff, you know, milk, bread, cheese and the like. I didn't really need anything, but I had gone to a different store than usual so I wasn't able to go to the pharmacy for my refills so I had some time and some fairly happy kids yesterday morning so we went to the pharmacy. But, of course, you have to wait for prescriptions, right? And you can't just sit there for 20 minutes with two toddlers, so we wandered around the store. This particular store gives free cookies to kids so I told Beth we would go get a cookie and then I knew there were a few things I had forgotten to buy the day before so we could wander and find them. So what, you may ask, did I buy? Well on my healthy list was strawberries and nutri-grain bars (you can argue about their nutritional value, but Beth will eat them, so whatever). On the unhealthy list of things I bought? Doughnuts, Poptarts, brownie mixes (for Ryan's birthday party), cake mix and frosting (for James' birthday), chocolate sauce, butterfingers, muffin mixes, frozen french fries (there might be more, I can't quite remember)...I should have taken a picture of it all, it was really quite sad. You definitely would have had no idea our family is working on losing weight from that grocery cart. But that is not even the worst part. Remember those prescriptions I went to the store to get in the first place? They weren't able to fill them and I had to leave without them. That's right. 1 shopping trip, $50 worth of junk food, and 0 prescriptions...not my proudest day.

5 comments:

emily said...

sooo funny! i do that all the time. i run in for milk and run out with bags of junk. i'm glad i'm not the only one!

jennybrum said...

Don't feel bad. All the dinner guests that weren't coming last night ended up coming anyway after they found out I was making turkey. So after I fed 11 people I needed to go to the store for some milk. And yes, after spending over an hour shopping and $200 dollars later, I still forgot the milk! Oops!

em said...

I have limited my grocery shopping to once a month because I have done this so often. It is too costly I can't go for small trips anymore.

Debbie said...

Don't we all do this? Especially at certain times of the month??? I do!

I've recently become addicted to those awful soft sugar cookies with tons of icing that you can buy in the bakery section. I say that I'm buying them for Ryan because he loves them but usually he gets one and I eat the rest of the package while the kids are at school!! dang.

merkleyfam said...

Oh my goodness, Diane. Story of my life! I'm so glad I'm not the only one. Lately one of the things we like to do together on Saturdays (don't ask me why, I know it's weird) is grocery shopping. I've stopped shopping during the week, because I know we'll go again on the weekend. I have to admit, we always spend more when daddy comes along...