Wednesday, January 4

Back on Track!




Tonight it will be time  to go to my Slimming World meeting, or as we inmates refer to it "Fat Club!" Last week I gained 2 lb which taking Christmas into account was not too bad. This week I expect another gain but how much I have no idea.....you see it was not my fault!

Although we can travel a few miles to Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys our nearest supermarket is the Co-operative, referred to as "The Co-op!" Whilst the availability of certain foods is sparse and limited, on the whole it is a handy store. I rate the animal welfare standards it promotes as well as ethical practises - so whilst I could shop cheaper -  compromises have to be called for. It is only a couple of miles from the village ....fuel consumption is a big factor too.

Each day at around 5.30pm a decent selection of foods are reduced due to sell-by dates. A couple of people spend the afternoon in the pub then go into the Co-op and stand over the assistants as the food is reduced. I know these  people from my time spent in teaching. I do not support their idea of a lifestyle - pub and  children do not go together well in my eyes, especially during school hours!!!

On New Year's Eve I was shopping, it was about 3.30pm. I know many of the shop assistants well and have a good rapour with them, so when one of them called me over  keen to tell me she was reducing prices - early as it was New Year's Eve and I could have first refusal, before "that chap" came in!.....well what a time I had - and surely it would have been rude not to. We love cheese - Brie 29p......individual mince pies, pack of 12...29p. Litre of double cream...19p.... to name but a few!

So...........there you have it. We have had a couple of indulgent occasions since and now the hour of reckoning is approaching!

Watch this space!

22 comments:

  1. That's a good tip! We have a co-op in the village and although I do my weekly shop at Sainsburys(more choice) it's handy for essentials.Yesterday at Sains I picked up a couple of boxes of Ferrero Rondnoir for 86p each and a big box of biscuits greatly reduced.

    Happy New Year to you! 0)

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  2. I think you're entitled to a little indulgence over the festive season!! You'll get back on track soon.
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, you're so kind.

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  3. Well it would have been foolish to pass on such bargains wouldn't it? (wink)

    Hope the weigh-in goes better than you're thinking. x

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  4. good luck with all of that...temptation, hie thee away!

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  5. I hereby recommend salad for a fortnight!

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  6. Thanks for the comment on my blog Denise about migraines. I stopped eating chocolate for a few months but didnt notice a difference, I still got the migraines! I think stress plays a big part with me and the tablets are working they are just making me fat also!

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  7. A little indulgence is healthy - and being kind to your purse is good, too:-)This reminded me of the Gracie Fields song . . .

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  8. Brie...the magic word! Well, who could resist?
    Good luck with the fat club. I'm too fat to go to Fat Club.
    K

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  9. I know the feeling only too well! I attend a slimming class on a Wednesday - after a 2 week break I am really not looking forward to jumping on the scales again next Wed. Good luck for your weigh in.

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  10. My day of reconning is tomorrow, I haven't been since before Christmas!!

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  11. Those offers are really good, aren't they? We have a Co-op nearby and a small Sainsbury and a little Tesco but there is a bigger one within walking distance. You just need to be in the right place at the right time to get the bargains.Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  12. Good luck at fat club Mrs N - we're all allowed a bit of indulgence at Christmas surely!

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  13. Oh dear I gained four pounds since Thanksgiving. Which isn't an enormous amount, but it's enough to make me determined to get back to my short walks. I think the sooner you work at removing the extra weight the less chance it has to settle in. Just a theory:)

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  14. I think anyone in their right mind would totally understand the situation...brie at 29p!!! well you just HAD to!!!

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  15. Ha! It's almost impossible to pass up a good deal!

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  16. Same here, nearest store is the Co-op! it's more of a convenient store and a complete rip off! On a serious note, it's actually quite unfair because as we live in a touristy area, the prices are high which means locals have to pay high prices too, even though we have to travel at least 20 miles to our nearest supermarket.

    CJ x

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  17. I buy the majority of our meat from the Co-op as like you I think they have good welfare standards. Most of my buys are when they reduce it too! We have 4 Co-ops within walking distance and I am trying to use them more and more. With my divi card!
    Happy new year.
    Lisa x

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  18. Oh, we have those people here, too! LOL!

    I like the Co-op for the same reasons as you, and we were so cross when the local one closed and became a Tesco! I have come to hate Tesco, and they hardly ever have any 'happy' chicken, or dry cure outdoor reared bacon etc. I usually prefer to drive a mile or two further and go to the Co-op, since it is only a mile or two... but it is a small one and as you say, the stock isn't as good.

    Those mini pork pies though. I should rap your knuckles for those. How could you??? LOL!

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  19. i too love the fact that the co-op look after their animals, so we can all have lovely meat to eat, and yes depending on what time you go in you can pick up a bargain but i must hold my hands up and say iam an employee. But like some of you have said yes they arent always the cheapest when you have a family of 5 to feed even if i do get 10% off x I love the fact though that you are all trying to shop more local x

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  20. Thank you for calling by my blog. All the best for 2012! Jx

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  21. My nearest store is Tesco, then Morrisons and Waitrose. I have wondered about using the Co-Op though because they are meant to be good with Fair Trade food.

    I've put on way too much weight over Christmas, a lot more than 2 pounds, so I should join you in the "Fat Club!"

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  22. Nothing wrong with indulgence once in a while!!
    I have to get back on track too.
    I do get tired of the constant struggle though.
    Anywhooooo
    Happy to see you are back at it and wishing you success this year.

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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