Ship’s Log–November 9th


I’ve made a shift in my grocery buying habits. For the past few years, I’ve been doing most of my food shopping at Whole Foods, which provides some of the best produce available in our area, but also some of the most tempting treats. To cut down on the treat, I’ve shifted to doing much of my shopping at our local Costco.

Costco has made some big improvements in its organic and fresh produce selections recently. This weekend I picked up a whole bunch of good looking things, some organic, some not, but all fresh and healthier than the prepared stuff I’ve been snacking on. I do need to make a second stop at another market to fill in the holes, but there’s a Wegman’s right up the street from our Costco where I can pick up tofu, tempeh, vegan “meats,” Daiya products, and the few other things that I want to buy in smaller volumes.

By doing this I have filled the fridge and pantry with fresh produce (much of it organic), organic eggs, and whole grain breads. I also saved nearly $100 off the weekly total I’d been racking up at Whole Foods. That’s a change I can really appreciate.

Distance to goal weight: 19.9 pounds


  • Fitbit metrics: 17,962 steps, 11 floors


  • Cinnamon coffee cake muffin
  • Whole juice: banana, pineapple, blackberries, flax seed, fresh squeezed OJ, and ice cubes
  • Coffee with vanilla soy milk


  • Panini: whole wheat bread with whole grain mustard, sliced tomato, tofurky, and Daiya cheddar
  • Creamy tomato soup (I only had about half the bowl)
  • Cappuccino made with vanilla soy milk

Afternoon Snack:

  • Vanilla mint chai tea with honey and vanilla soy milk
  • Apple with peanut butter and granola


  • Red pepper stuffed with quinoa, vegan sausage, green peas, red onion, garlic, Daiya mozzarella, and pizza sauce
  • Sautéed green beans
  • Superfruit sangria
  • Dark chocolate covered frozen bananas


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