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Avoiding Temptation

Hello, my fellow busy women!

I do my best to eat healthy and maintain a balanced diet, but sometimes temptation can get the better of me.

Over the weekend, the boyfriend and I were out of pretty well EVERYTHING in our kitchen and a cold front was getting ready to move in.


We had planned to mainly work on painting and remodeling our house this weekend, but we had no choice. If we actually wanted to eat something other than delivery and not be stuck trying to shop in a potential snow storm, we had to put our other plans aside and be adults.


So, off to the grocery store we went...on a Saturday...before bad weather. I'll take credit for not keeping up with my errands better during the week (he works out of town, so I take care of the day-to-day honey-do's).


As you can imagine, it was ridiculously busy and we had a giant shopping list. We braved the crowds and, a couple hours later, we managed to remember mostly everything we'd gone in to get (we definitely forgot a couple key items)...but, we also picked up a few extra "impulse buys."


Remember when I mentioned temptation getting the better of me? 


This is doubly true when you go to the store HUNGRY...

My bad. Grocery shopping 101, never go hungry. 


I remembered the rule about the same time I caught myself drooling over some quadruple caramel fudge chocolate heavenly goodness...which, in other words, means it was too late for me.


It was a rookie mistake that cost me dearly in calories and $$ (thank goodness for Ibotta, amirite?), but my sweet tooth is satisfied at least...for now.


Plus, with the shopping trip out of the way, I got to spend a crummy-weather Sunday INSIDE making my dad's famous chilli and cinnamon rolls (if you haven't had chilli with cinnamon rolls, I highly reccomend it) and working on the house.

Still, it would've been nice to not have to take up such a big chunk of a beautiful Saturday with grocery shopping...

I don't know why it never occured to me that there may be an easier way to fit my grocery shopping into my busy schedule, but THERE IS!!


I've just discovered AmazonFresh where I can get ALL of my grocery shopping done without having to leave my house. Not only do I not have to brave the Saturday grocery crowds or take away from time I need to be focused on something else, but I can also avoid the sweet-tooth temptation, while having my COMPLETE grocery list delivered right to my front door. 


Hallelujah!!


Leave it Amazon to bring me into the 21st century. Get your own AmazonFresh Free Trial here and thank me later.


To putting some time back in your schedule,


Carly



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