My Weight Loss Progress

Saturday, May 1, 2010

High Price for Health

Yesterday I finally made it to the grocery store. I don't really love Walmart for groceries but it is more economical and I had some other things to get that I couldn't really get at Kroger. I had been wanting to go all week but I am still wondering how you go grocery shopping with an infant and a toddler. The toddler sits in the front of the cart, you put the infant in the cart...where do you put the groceries? I still have no idea how single parents with more than one child make this happen. It is commendable. Hudson goes to preschool on Tuesdays and Fridays and I knew that I would be able to go much easier if I only had one child so I went yesterday.

I picked up some dairy items, produce, healthy snacks, meat for the grill, almonds, etc and my grocery total was $200. Just the groceries. Wow! It is expensive to eat healthy. I did get quite a bit of stuff and a lot of it will last us for 2 weeks but still..$200?? While it seemed like a lot of money, we used to spend $30 almost everyday going out to eat and now that expense is nearly gone.

After spending this, I started to think about the expense of being unhealthy. Eating out, buying junk food, medical bills, medications, loss of work, etc. While I haven't experienced all of this, I was on the path to destruction and it could cost a lot and ultimately cost you years of life. So, I am just going to smile about my grocery tab and know that it is saving us in the long run.


  1. You should see if there is something like bountiful baskets in your area. Didn't you say there was???? That will help save a ton of $$ for fresh produce. I know how you feel though. In the last few days I have given walmart $150 and Mark says I forgot dog food so we have to go back :(

  2. You could start a garden, too! Derek just got ours started. Hope to save a bit with our own produce. I know for us, buying healthier groceries is still a lot cheaper than eating out all the time.

  3. One of our neighbors has a great garden and they are willing to share as soon as the food is ready to harvest. We also live across the street from Maple Lane Farms which has a small farmers market. It will be less in the summer time. Looking forward to all the fresh fruits and veggies coming soon!