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I went to Tesco!

Yesterday I called into Tesco (normally shop online).

I only needed a few bits and bobs for the children. I was really really good and only got those bits, no extras and was really shocked at how cheap my small shop was!:D

In the past I would have filled my trolley with alsorts of treats and snacks just of the sake of it, using the children as an excuse to buy the things I wanted. :eek:

I picked up some sweets for the children, then put them back. I must learn NOT to reward my children with foods. I don't want them to grow up and have the same emotional relationship with food that I'm now trying to break.

Since starting this diet I have been so much more organised and planned for the childrens meals (I have 4 children). They are eating so much heathier and I've already noticed a big difference in their engery levels and moods. Great thing is that they haven't even notcied the changes I've made to their diet!
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Stubborn tortoise
Really identify with this Lucy... my kids are teens now and I have spent forever buying them treats that I realize now were really for me much of the time. Now I am not there to mop up the sweet-treat leftovers, eat the things they didn't have yet etc... well, it just sits there. And so now I don't buy it any more and there are no complaints. I honestly never realized this until just after New Year, when I over-bought so much choc & cake & pudding stuff for the party/visitors/family, and found it was almost all still there afterwards. I was so shocked. There had never been leftover yule logs or mince pies in our house before... ever.
I guess it was me all along!
DH did the food shop at the weekend but heaven knows what he bought because I had to go to Tesco last night too.

I kept picking up treats for the boys read the ingredients, then put them back, thinking they dont really need any of that. Everything I looked at was food I would have eaten myself. I also noticed just how many special offers there were on cakes, biscuits and snacks.

I did buy a pack of 4 muffins and offered one to DS, this was about 3 hours after his dinner. He considered it for a moment and then refused saying he wasn't really that hungry and was going to bed soon. It struck me that I would never have done this as a child.

i totally agree about being more organised and healthy for the kids meals, and making my husband a nice meal when he's home from work. there just seems to be more time to cook and plan...

hmm, was i REALLY spending all my time eating before cd?! if not, where has all this time (and inclination) come from?

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