Groceries!

Yay for payday!

So…this week…ya. About that…

Well, I’ll see the damage tomorrow at weigh-in. Last night was beer thirty/sushi day! After a couple of beers at the shop, Heather, Brad, Rebecca, Rebecca’s date, and Mercy headed to a sushi place we haven’t been to yet. The vegetarian menu was awesome! I loooove vegetarian sushi, especially when they have different ones. I got a sweet tofu roll, an avocado roll with mushrooms and marianated peppers on the outside, and this fried ball with crab/avocado/and something else. So good. I want to go back and try some of the other things

Today was arrands day. I had to pay some bills, bring a load to recycling and do some grocery shopping. I decided that today would be as good a day as any other to head over to Costco and redeem my membership that I got for Christmas. I didn’t buy a whole lot (I left a lot of stuff that I wanted to buy, but know is there for the future), but I got a pretty decent haul. I also ended up going to Kroger to pick up some more random stuff that I didn’t want to buy in bulk.

I took pictures!

(I didn’t separate what I bought where, but it should be pretty obvious. Sorry about the quality of the pictures. Maybe next time I’ll remember to actually take the picture during the day when I get the groceries not at 9 o’clock at night.)

Pictured:

  • Marantha Almond Butter (5.89 for that huge thing!)
  • Bolthouse Farms Green Goddess Juice
  • Big bag of pears
  • Flat Out Wraps (it came in a package with 4 regular bags)
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Sabra Pine Nut hummus (FAVORITE hummus of all time)
  • Vanilla Soymilk
  • Organic 2% Milk
  • Sonoma Jack cheese wedges (they were cheaper than Laughing Cow)
  • Tzatziki Sauce
  • Bruscetta (totally suckered into it with a sample)
  • Bananas
  • Kale
  • Organic Spring Mix
  • Sweet Peppers Mix
  • Baby Carrots
  • Gala apples
  • Mozzarella
  • Wholly Guacamole

Not pictured because I forgot and had already opened the packages: a box of 24 Kashi bars (pumpkin pie, dark chocolate coconut, dark chocolate raspberry), 2 packages of chicken thighs (they were 40% off, I only spent about 3 dollars on 10), a bar of dark chocolate, a couple of boxes of whole wheat pasta, brussel sprouts, and a huge carton of portabella mushrooms.

I knew the Costco had a lot of organic options but I was really surprised at how much there was! Next month when I have more money to spend on groceries I’ll end up getting some of the other things I found that I really liked but didn’t want to spend the money on it, nor did I have the space for it in the freezer.

I ended up heading to Five Guys because I was in the area…not the best decision in my life, I realize this but it was very tasty 🙂

Five Guys

Sorry I’ve been MIA for the past couple of days. I’ve barely seen my apartment in the light, which is why I haven’t posted. Busy, busy, busy! It’s nice to have the weekend to relax (now that I’m not on call for the tech of Midsummer Night’s Dream) and take care of things and not just want to collapse into bed after walking through the door.

The other night I got a free ticket to go see the advance screening of “Zombieland” and went with a couple of friends from work. The movie was hilarious, I definitely recommend it. I didn’t think I would like it as much as I did, but the movie had me cracking up the entire time. Very much worth seeing, it’s a movie that I’m putting in my “want to own” list. After the movie we went to eat at Five Guys burgers because we literally left from the theatre after the company meeting over to the theatre. Since we were already in that area, I thought it would be a good time for everyone to experience the joy that is that restaurant.

If you haven’t been to Five Guys, it’s a great burger place where you pick the size burger, with or without cheese and bacon, and then they have a list of toppings to choose from. Their burgers are good, and their fries are the amazing freshly cut fried in peanut oil kind. They also have peanuts for you to have while you wait. It’s in the fast food end of places to eat, but worth every penny. It’s so good!

Now, I did splurge on my calories going here. This is a place I like to call the “worthitcal”, meaning it’s worth spending calories there, because of the quality of food.  You know those foods that you want, say a piece of cake but once you eat it, it’s not as good as what you wanted? That’s what I mean by that. I can have cake, sweets, calorie rich foods, but I have to make sure that it is worth it, because when it is I don’t feel like it’s a waste.

I am in the firm belief that if I were to cut out everything in my diet I would crash, and crash hard (as I have done in the past). So I do like to have times where I stray from eating healthier, to something not as good. With planning, you can make decisions and allow to eat things that are in the not so healthy range, it’s all about moderation, and even though my meal still wasn’t in the crazy calorie range as say McDonalds, I did have to make some alterations in my diet to allow for that to be ok. I ate well during the day, which consisted of meals that were filling and low in calories, and I didn’t splurge when I got there. I ate half my fries and threw them out (which was hard, let me tell you). The calories totally made up for the quality of the food, and the good company I had with me. If I feel like I’m “depriving” myself of food of that nature, it makes it harder for me to succeed. I think I handle the day well, and am happy with the food choices that I made.