Saturday, January 9, 2010

LaZyHollie goes to Trader Joe's!

Yes, instead of SkinnyHollie, my name should be temporarily changed to LAZYHOLLIE! The past few days I have been SO LAZY! I guess that's what happens when you combine a mild case of the blues with zero degree temperatures and snow everywhere. Good thing is - the eating has been pretty good! Not perfect, but I am nearly there. After the shopping trip I made today, I should be 100% there tomorrow!

After not leaving the house since Wednesday, I actually ventured out today. Spring classes started today, then after class I went and got my nails done. THEN I drove to Nashville and went grocery shopping at Trader Joe's! Nothing gets me in "healthy grocery" mode like Trader Joe's. It is my favorite grocery store. Since we were out of EVERYTHING, I decided to stock up on good stuff. $168 later, I think I am good to go!

I was supposed to write out a menu yesterday for the week, but I couldn't do it! It was like I had writer's block... I couldn't think of anything that I really WANTED on the menu. I didn't feel like looking at recipes... hell, even the thought of COOKING seemed like a chore. So I didn't do it. But now that I actually have groceries I think I may be able to do it.

Another great thing happened this morning while I was getting my backpack ready for school. I found my food journal from back in April when I first started eating clean, taking supplements, and lost a lot of weight. I was perfectly on plan for MONTHS, and everything I ate is in this food journal. I am SO excited about finding it. Later on, I plan on reading through it for ideas on how I can DUPLICATE that same behavior so I can lose weight now like I did back then. I think I lost 20 lbs the first month? Yeah, now that's what I'm talking about!


  1. Hey there! Saw a comment you made on someones post and thought, "she reminds me of myself!" If you don't mind me asking what's been your highest and lowest weight? Also...what supplements did you take? Hope to hear from you soon!

  2. Trader Joe's is one of my favorite places. I love shopping there and can spend a lot of $$. Also, I love the new look!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Oh my gosh...the cold it making me nuts!! I'm a body is not used to this. I'm only leaving the house when necessary....

    I have worked out (indoors...of course)every weekday this past week, but not today....ugh...

  4. I've never planned my meals in advance. But I really have been thinking about trying it. Do you have a weekly template that you start with?
    Or is it just a rough draft type thing?

  5. I have only gone to Trader Joe's once because it is so far from my house. I need to go again because I really like that place.
    I know what you mean about a menu. I told myself I want to do that today but I don't feel inspired to do it. I got about 3 cook books from the library so we will see if I can pull it off today.
    Have a super Sunday.

  6. Good job on getting some good for you groceries! :) If you have trouble finding fun new, easy recipes check out It's free, has tons of recipes, and a lot of them have nutritional values on the recipe page. :)

  7. Great idea on duplicating the behavior. I've during this a year but I am ashamed to admit I never tracked consistently. So one of my goals this year is to track and write down everything. And to help with my goal I received an ipod touch for Christmas and it has made tracking easy and fun!!

    Man I wish we had a trader joe's in Texas.

  8. Trader Joe's and Whole Foods are the best. I don't know what I would do w/o them since I don't cook, only "warm up." It's freezing in Atlanta too and just couldn't get myself motivated to workout today. Glad I'm not alone and great to find your blog. We'll get it tomorrow??!!! Sara from Whatz The Skinny?

  9. hi! just found your blog on google! I am in the same blog is ...50.pounds in 6 mths! I just read your post and it said you took supplements? which ones?? I am actually scared of them due to the unknown! Good luck on your journey! I will be following you! did you get so many followers...that is amazing! you go girl!


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