Sunday, February 1, 2009

Love that Trader Joe's...but now I want to eat!

I went shopping at Trader Joe's yesterday, as I was out and about running errands in that part of town. There is only one TJ's "close" to me, and it is about 25 miles away. Not close enough to run to for every week shopping...I have a Food Lion about one mile away, and I can't validate wasting so much gas. But I LOVE Trader Joe's.

It may actually be good that it is not closer than it is, because it might making losing weight be even harder than it is already. Every healthy thing that I bought there looks so yummy that I want to try it!! They had some amazing stuff. Huge cranberry orange muffins that are so full of fiber, that a whole huge muffin is only 240 calories, with tons of fiber, and maybe 6 gms of a healthy oil. It was delicious. Then there was the chipolte hummus. So smoky, spicy and good! The little soft, whole wheat mini pitas were yummy dipped in it. And TJ's own natural peanut butter...excellent! I stocked up on frozen fruits and veggies, and picked up some of their greek style yogurt, which is great. Found some dried pineapple and dried figs to use when the sweet tooth strikes. They are really chewy, and take a while to eat one serving, which is good for me.....slowing down when I eat is something I am working on.

So for dinner last night I didn't really sit down for a meal. I kind of sampled a few things I had bought, and it was enough. I can't wait to go back again and try some more interesting items that I saw there. Trader Joe's is such a great place for new, healthy foods.

On the weigh-in front, I am down to 315.4 this week. Last week I was at 320,but had gained some back w/ that weigh in, so overall I am only down 0.8 in the past two weeks. But at least I am down, and I am hoping for a win for the A Team this week!


  1. Congrats on the loss Sue! Way to go!!

  2. Yay, Sue!!!

    I love TJ's, too! I always find something new to try every time I go!

    Can't wait to hear your thoughts on 30 Day Shred!!