Shopping on the #40DayExperiment

I spent 20 minutes in the fresh food section of Kroger — an all-time record. Sadly, 12 minutes was spent trying to open produce bags. It’s 2015 and they still haven’t figured out an elegant solution to the produce bag. I’m stuck looking like I’m trying to start a fire with my hands as I rub the bag to get even a sliver of light into OPEN end.

Kroger’s fresh fish area is a thing of beauty. The fish is ok, but what makes Kroger amazing is that they will — at no charge — put your fish into a tin foil bag with seasoning and butter. All I have to do is take it home, pop it in the oven and dinner is done.

I spent a fair amount of time analyzing turkey breast options to find something as close to all-natural as possible. Everything else is slightly repulsive. I’m not trying to be snobbish about it, but I think the fresh food is causing a positive chemical reaction in my brain, in my entire system.

I felt empowered as I passed aisles and aisles of processed food on my way to the onion powder.

I had to spend more money on the healthy meat and organic veggies than I normally would, but it’s making a difference and I’m going to stick with it.

Looking down at the computer, there’s still a sizable stomach bump jutting over the front lip of the laptop — I know there’s work to do.

Fruits, vegetables, and meats — all lining the fridge. I’m excited for the week ahead.

Hoping the scale reflects the effort tomorrow morning.

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