However, since I go to the store so infrequently, I tend to impulse buy things I don't need. A lot. I ask myself, "I may want this stuff in the future, but when will I be back here???" "IDK, but you will most certainly need it before your next trip to the store," my other self responds. So I buy the stuff. Here is this week's evidence of my weakness and inability to stick to my list.
This was a pretty light week as far as unnecessary purchases go.
I have a major sweet tooth. I try to eat healthy*ish for all of my meals and snacks, but when it comes to after-dinner dessert...I suck. I crave chocolate at this time and if for some reason I am out of oreos or candy bars, I have to make a run over to the nearby convenient store to pick something up, even if it's super late. Hence, the brownie mix and strawberries + chocolate. For the past year or so I've been buying "healthy" brownie mix, but sometimes you just need the delicious, super fattening, unhealthy kind! The corned beef hash? I got that for my future husband guy who was just saying over St. Patrick's Day how much he loves the stuff. (See! I think of others, too, when it comes to my impulse buying!).
For some, these items may not be deemed worthy of being called impulse buys, but I always make a list before venturing to the grocery store, and this stuff wasn't on the list. So, impulse buy for meeee! :)
The things I impulse bought this week were actually consumed. Sadly, most impulse buys get thrown away or are still sitting in my pantry a year or two later. I guess these purchases can be deemed a success.
I'm going to try and do a post after every grocery store visit to show the things I bought that I probably didn't need. Maybe I can shame myself into changing my shopping habits?