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Friday, September 28, 2012

120929 Never Shop While Hungry

Yesterday, I went to Planet Fitness and hit the treadmill faster and further than I have since I joined. Today, I have no pain. In fact, I am moving much, much better than I was this time last year. It's not translating into weight loss, but I will definitely take the renewed health!

After Planet Fitness, I needed to stop by HEB to buy a new filter for my Pur filtration system. It was possible, I thought, to get a bite of food there for the trip home. After a workout, one is supposed to eat a few calories of protein within thirty minutes to promote the development of muscle mass. The trip home would take more than that.

Immediately inside of the entrance was a huge display of Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, and the Hulk. One had to make a detour to get around it. The display was easily eight feet long and seven feet high. A small TV played in the middle of it and a big sign proclaimed "Combo Loco!" in large, friendly letters. I stood transfixed for a few minutes considering the implications for my family. This changed everything!

Combo Loco coupons at HEB are free and usually posted by the item. This one had four coupons attached to it. Buy the movie, get $5 off. Get a four pack of Jollytime popcorn for free. Get an eight pack of Popsicles for free. Get your choice of a child's decorative plate, child's decorative bowl, or decorative tumbler for free. (I chose a tumbler for Agent.)

Did I mention that I was hungry? It took me fifteen minutes to get past that display. The movie and the popcorn were on the display, but I had to go to the freezer section to get the Popsicles. I forgot all about the filters and the protein snack and headed for the checkout. I got all that stuff for $14.95 + tax. It's a good price, but did I need it? Agent thinks so.

I didn't get the filters I needed.

I blame it on being hungry...


  1. haha I'm with Agent. You needed it! *hugs* Filters can wait every once in a while, right?

    1. I told her that she could not watch it until all her school work was done. She finished a week's worth in an hour and a half. Then, she watched the movie 4x before going to bed.