Sunday, March 12, 2017

Before the Storm

My diet has been seriously lacking some vegetables as of late.  To be honest my diet has been lacking any sort of focus at all.

After watching a morning news program that reminded me of the importance of vegetables in the fight against disease I decided to make a change.  By about 1:00 this afternoon I was in my car and on my way to Wegmans to stock up on fruits, veggies and lean proteins.  

Silly, silly me...I should have known better.  With anywhere from 2 to 10 inches of snow forecasted for Monday and Tuesday the grocery store, much less the shopper's paradise of Wegmans was the last place anyone would want to be.

Parking was a bit of a challenge, but once I found my spot on the outer edge of the lot I decided to embrace the chaos and get shopping.

Wow.  That's really all I can say.  Once I made it inside the store all I could see were carts and people, and then more carts and more people.  The usual Sunday shoppers zipped around with clear destinations on their minds.  The rest of us wandered aimlessly trying to figure out what was needed and where it could be found.

The produce section was, by far, the busiest section of the store.  I have to say, I thought for sure I'd see more people over in the wine/beer area.  Back in produce one had to be careful.  Lose focus and I could have easily been clipped by another shopping cart or a small child.  There were no bananas, no onions, and not much in the salad green section either.  I was able to grab some baby spinach, red potatoes, carrots, avocados and celery.  By the time I made it out of produce my heart was starting to beat a little faster.  Eventually, I was able to find a quiet place in the international foods aisle.  I took a few minutes to look at the marmite and HP sauce and relax.

In the end I came to realize that it was easier to leave the cart in one place and scurry around the store unencumbered to finish off my list.  With a better shopping plan in place I was able to check off all the items on my list and get out of the store without too much trouble.

This week's menu includes chicken noodle soup, salmon with broccoli, chicken fajitas, spinach salad, and maybe a beer or three.


  1. Sounds good! Can I come over for dinner? Haha ~JudyK

  2. Good for you! A plan in place and groceries to accomplish it with. I hope you are not snowed in - haven't we had enough of that this year?

    1. Becky- We've had no snow this year so I'm looking forward to the storm.

  3. Yes,when snow is predicted people stock up as if they were to be snowbound for weeks!

  4. I decided to do groceries online tonight just to avoid what you've described! Your meals sound delicious. Sometimes knowing we'll be stuck can actually be good for a diet! Thanks for sharing!

  5. That is one nice menu program for the week!

  6. You describe so well the many steps that staying healthy requires! I struggle with food issues, allergies and such. I sometimes feel like not caring and taking a break from all the "healthy routines" which can be time consuming. Good on you for meal planning. Sounds Yum!