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Old 02-18-2008, 07:51 PM   #11
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I've read not to shop when I'm hungry, but I don't pay it much attention.
I do have a list, usually of what's on sale, but sometimes I get a taste for something. It's not like I'm hungry enough to eat out of the shopping cart

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Old 02-18-2008, 08:42 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by kadesma View Post
...the food police follows me and looks at the price of every item and gives his opinion on them. Do we need that, yep you ate all the rest of what was at home, can't we get this one it's cheaper...
I'm not sure which is worse! I've got the big "kid" throwing stuff in the cart. I can reason with him about a few of the things, but unlike shopping with kids, I can't really tell him no, since I did not give birth to him but married him! Also, I can't rely on him to ask me, if I "really need that" (when we are really low on money, or my hips and upper abdomen are big on fat) because he just always says to get what I want. That is a blessing in some ways, but a curse in others!


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Old 02-18-2008, 09:13 PM   #13
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May be the absolute worse[or is it worst] person regarding this.
When you swallow hard at just looking at something yummy, run quickly out before the bank hears about your spending...
sometimes, I have a list, other times, no list. if it's a quick shopping spree, I'm pretty good but I don't like those kind, I like slow and long walks down each aisle and food in me or not, I can always grab an apple or a pear, take one same size so they can weigh it, and spend hours in there.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:56 PM   #14
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Yes, I have shopped for food when hungry... cost me an extra $100 doing that too!!!! I try to make it a point to eat something prior to shopping, it's like eating a giant coupon to me!
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:24 AM   #15
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I heard that never shop when I am hungry. This rule doesn't apllicable for me, I never bought useless food stuffs when I am shopping hungry.

One thing happens to me: if I cook when I am hungry the dishes tastes better.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:18 AM   #16
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I know the rule and try to adhere to it but often end up shopping at lunchtime so while I will often end up picking up something not on my "need list" nor my "specials list", I try to limit it to only something small and not of the sweet/dessert variety. I like to browse the aisles for new products or specials that aren't listed in the catalogue. Today there was a clearance on packet soups and boxes of chocolates from Valentines Day at about half price and in date, so I picked them up. (One box was A$6.50 down from A$15! Ideal present for somebody.)

Today was filled with temptations though as I haven't had any catalogues for a couple of weeks so didn't have a list. Hate that!!!!
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:59 AM   #17
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I shop after my workout at the gym. Which means I'm hungry or thirsty or both. In fact, it has been a blessing that I over-spend when I shop given that we've been snow or ice bound much of the year!

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