Sunday, January 2, 2011

Want to hear something lame?

I've never been grocery shopping without Marcus. I'm 26 years old, I've been married for 7 years, I have a masters degree, and I would rather have a colonoscopy than go grocery shopping. (haha I threw that colonoscopy thing in there because I've discovered that since being diagnosed with Crohns people get very uncomfortable at the mention of the procedure. I find that hilarious since at some point every single person will have one, or at least they should. So to freak people out I just throw it out there from time to time. Eh, it's just something that must be done and lucky me I got to start much younger than most. No big deal.)

Anyways sorry to digress but at least with the colonoscopy you get some nice drugs and which leads to sleep in the end. Not so with grocery shopping. It used to be that grocery shopping was one of the biggest causes of my anxiety and there were a couple of occasions that I had a full blown anxiety attack in a grocery store. I've discussed the root cause and all of this nonsense in therapy and have coping skills (and medication). Yet, I still haven't actually gone grocery shopping alone because I hate it.

But since one of my resolutions is to get a grip on our food/meals I think I'm going to need to suck it up and try it. So now I've confessed how lame I am maybe the public humiliation will move me to action (or not). We'll see. First I need a meal plan...


Becks said...

I know this is unsolicited advice on the meal-planning front, but when we were kids and my mom was on a budget and short of time, she made this ALL the time: Stuff on rice.

It's sort of a catch-all for some kind of meat (a bag of frozen chicken breasts will feed you for a week or more - one half breast makes a whole dinner for us), sauteed with some kind of vegetable (fresh or frozen), in some kind of sauce, served over white rice. Sometimes the sauce was just salt and pepper with butter and water, or you can buy "simmer sauces" which are also quite tasty. It's inexpensive, fast, delicious, endlessly varietal, and nutritious. And it also happens to be pretty hypoallergenic, so if you have digestive issues it's easy to adapt it to your needs.

Just throwing my 2cent in. Good luck!

sadie607 said...

Thanks Becks! I'll take all the meal planning advice/help I can get. I suck so bad at all of it.

~Jess said...

I so wish you were closer: I'd love to help you with all of this!

Try they have a lot of really great meal stuff on their website.