Being Proud of my Shopping Cart


Again, this isn’t my end of the night post, but I do what I want.

So many times, I would put the items of my shopping cart on a conveyor belt and not even think about them.  And then there were a few times where I was buying a lot of fruit, or veggies, or something particularly healthy that I would think to myself “Wow.  My cashier is going to think I am kinda healthy based on this cart.  Except that I am buying X [X usually being something very awful like a 3 lb bag of cheese or hamburger helper, or some other indescribable terrible thing I consume]”

Today, I am happy to say that I had a full shopping cart I could be proud of.  Was it perfect?  No.  But it was the shopping cart of someone who gives a shit what they put into their body.

Now, this is a bit of a misnomer.  The photo above is absolutely EVERY item I purchased in this shopping trip, but it was done at two stores.  The first were the items I got at Pomegranate Market… an ultra-snooty, hippie-filled, tofu-chowing, vegan, organic, locally grown, food market.  I didn’t really feel like I belonged there from the get go.  I literally saw a guy with long hair wearing tie dye and checking out hemp seeds.  There were also the foodie vegan types.  And then there’s me and Gary… being all fat…

But I have to say, I LOVED this store.  They have lots of cool stuff that I didn’t know existed, plus bulk grains and spices you can purchase per pound.  So this is where I picked up the following:

– Chicken-Artichoke Sausages.  These look like brats and sound delicious.
– Matcha green tea powder.  I’ve been brewing green tea, and I can throw this stuff into things I cook for added benefits.  Win!
– Brown rice shaped like spiral noodles.  Holy shit!  They make that?  That’s amazing for a pasta addict like me!
– A spice container for Gary to try out.

And then we went to Wal-Mart for the rest of our stuff (for the Wal-Mart haters out there, save it.  It’s cheaper and I’m broke as hell.)  Here’s our list of items from Wal-Mart.

White flour (A healthy recipe I have calls for it.)
Baking Soda
Grape Tomatoes
Greek Yogurt
Tomato-Basil Wrap tortillas (surprisingly low carb)
Lettuce Salad Blend
Cheddar Cheese (Can’t win ’em all.  This is for chicken, spinach, and artichoke quesadillas tomorrow)

It sounds weird, but I am so proud of that shopping cart.  It is a huge departure from the cart from a week ago.  It may not be perfect, but it is a whole lot better.  My motto in all of this is “do better than you did yesterday.” and this is a huge leap forward.  In addition, look out for my end of evening post tonight.  It was a gooood day, and it isn’t even over yet.



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Gary Schroeder (3 years ago)

So, was Matcha a win before or after I bought some yesterday to experiment with as you looked on with disdain?

    eventuallyformerfatty (3 years ago)

    For my blog followers, this is my fiance… See Gary. See Gary be a wee bit of a dick. See Gary have no sex.

    I did some research and found out that the way you were preparing it was absolutely the most disgusting way possible. You just like… took Matcha powder and added water. I decided it would be a good addition to certain foods.

    So suck it.

      Gary Schroeder (3 years ago)

      I also cooked quinoa in water as a baseline to see how it was. I also told you matcha was actually good in milk.

      I also told you the rice cooker was a good investment. Who’s laughing meow?

Gary Schroeder (3 years ago)

Sure I can. Coop Dee Tator Tot.

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