Guest post from Kelsie of Pink and Rick
I hate shopping for groceries. I dread how much time it takes and how many decisions I have to make. Even if I make a plan and a list, I still hate it. My hatred doesn’t even stop when the trip is over. Afterward, I feel guilty if we waste anything!
And, I have another problem. After I got married, I put on fifteen (okay, 20!) pounds. Practically as soon as I said, “I do.” I wish I could remember what I was eating, because I was clearly having a good time!
My biggest downfall is my sweet tooth. Actually, it’s a sweet fang. Really, it’s a carb fang. I love all carbs. I could care less about eating meat, as long as I have breads and sugars.
I usually look at problems like weight gain or my hatred of buying groceries as separate problems, but this time, I decided to tackle them together. So, I started looking around for something that would help me lose weight AND simplify my shopping trip.
I started doing some research on different diets, and kept reading about how carbs spike your blood sugar then you feel hungry faster. Every day I felt hungry around 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. so I figured I needed to get my carb fang under control. So, I jumped head first into low-carb diet land.
Fast forward a few months and I haven’t lost all my marriage weight, but I’m down ten pounds. And, by cutting out lots of carbs, my shopping trip is less annoying. I love the simplicity. I buy the same foods every time, so I don’t have to think or plan my meals out. I hit up produce, meat, dairy, nuts, and a few other aisles, and I’m ready to go.
Most of the time people look at their problems as separate and unrelated, but I think our issues are sometimes connected to each other. And, if you can combine two related problems, it can really help motivate you. For instance, my hatred for the grocery store helps me stick to my diet because I don’t have to spend my time wandering down every aisle making decisions.
This post isn’t to convince you to start a new diet. It’s not to convince you to simplify your grocery shopping trip. I just hope to encourage you to take two of your problems/annoying issues and try and see if they’re related. If so, you may be able to find one solution that solves them both.
Have you ever combined multiple problems to find one good solution?
Hi, my name is Kelsie, and I blog at PinkandRick.com. I love to write about goals, finances, and my dogs, Pink and Rick. I started blogging because my dogs act crazy, and my family wanted to see pictures. Now, I’m hooked. I’m always looking for great blogs to read, so if you have time please drop by or leave a comment, and let me know where I can read about your life.