I am not normally one to count calories. (If you’ve ever tried one of my butter-and-cheese-laden (but oh-so-good!) stockpile recipes you probably can already attest to that!) I like things to taste good and, being very tall and relatively active (if semi-obsessive toilet cleaning and chasing toddlers all day counts as exercise), I have been pretty fortunate to not have to worry too much about what I eat.
After 2 weeks of trying to hit all my favorite hometown restaurants (Starbucks, Pho, Starbucks, Indian Buffet, Starbucks, Casa Que Pasa, Starbucks, Fairway Cafe….) followed by a week of triple dessert dinners on our cruise, (sadly I’m not kidding–I really did eat 3 desserts every night), I was fully expecting to have gained a few pounds. However, I was shocked when I stepped on the scale this morning and discovered a “few” was more like 15. Yikes!
So an hour later, when I got an email from Ebates advertising double cash back for signing up for Weight Watchers®, I took it as a sign from the universe that it was time to get serious and joined on the spot.
The only thing I know about Weight Watchers® is that you count points instead of calories. Husband will probably argue that it is essentially the same thing, but it just sounds simpler. The online program actually looks pretty cool and I love that you can track what you eat online. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Needless to say, between being out of everything AND trying to focus on “diet” options, today’s savings weren’t quite as dramatic as usual. But that’s okay. I was still a smart shopper & saved as much as I could, focusing on sale items that fit within my needs.
Here is what I got:
At Publix I spent $61.23 for $120.65 worth of groceries, a savings of 50%.
In my area (Southwest Florida) today was the last day of the sale ad, so you can still get these items through closing tonight. However, in some areas the new ad has already started and these prices are no longer available. I will still be shopping tomorrow as well!Grocery Breakdown 2 Ocean Spray Juice Cocktail or Juice Blends, 64oz, BOGO @ – $3.99 (2) $0.55/1 Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice Drink, exp. 8/31/11 (RP 05/15/11) Final price: $1.44 each 6 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt, 4pk, BOGO @ – $2.79 (4) $0.50/1 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Multipack (SS 6/19/11) Final price: $1.06 each 2 Flatout Artisan Flatbread, 8.5-9oz, BOGO @ – $2.99 Final price: $1.50 each 6 Kellogg’s Special K Cereal, 11.4-19.5oz, BOGO @ – $4.15 (3) $1/2 Special K Cereal printable (2) $1/3 Kellogg’s Special K Cereal Target printable Final price: $1.58 each 2 Eggo Waffles, 9.8-12.6oz, BOGO@ – $2.29 Final price: $1.14 each 6 Zatarain’s Frozen Entrees, BOGO @ – $2.99 (3) $1/2 Zatarains Frozen Entree printable Final price: $1 each 2 Red Raspberries, 5.6-16oz – $2.00 Final price: $2.00 each 1 California Strawberries – $2.50 each Final price: $2.50 each Tomatoes on the Vine, .60 lbs @ $1.69 per pound Final price: $1.01 Sweet Vidalia Onions, 3.24 lbs @ $0.79 per pound Final price: $2.56 1 Eggplant, 1.29 lbs @ $1.29 per pound Final price: $1.56 1 Head Romaine Lettuce-$1.99 each 1 Publix Sweet Cream Butter-$3.19 Publix Cottage Cheese-$2.99 Publix Shredded Cheese-$2.50 Publix 2% Milk, 1 gallon-$3.79
But you know what really gets me excited about today’s shopping trip? This delicious little cup of cottage cheese with fresh berries. Yum!
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