Wednesday, January 7, 2015

No more shopping at the 5 and dime around the corner.

Today I went on a virtual shopping trip. I "need" a new blanket wrap for work because the other 30 I have are just not the right color. I found a beautiful maroon one that will look great against my complexion. While browsing, I found a pair of boots that were on sale for $19.97 and all the reviews said they don’t look or feel cheap at all, they go in the cart! I added a pair of skinny black jeans and a pair of skinny blue jeans to go with the boots- coupon! Then I added a pair of winter boots because my feet were cold and I added thick socks to my cart to go with those boots. After that I looked up big clunky rings for my RIGHT hand because my left hand already has a ring I wear everyday so the right one looks unbalanced…

I did all this on my phone during my 30 minute lunch. If that isn’t a sure sign of addiction I don’t know what is! I’m proud of the fact that I removed all the items from my carts (yes, there was more than one store) and closed all the pages on my phone so that I wouldn’t be tempted to “look at the items one more time JUST TO BE SURE”. 

I have no idea why I feel the need to shop every day even if I don't wind up buying anything. I also hate that stores count on people like me to jump on the app bandwagon and do all their shopping from the comfort of a sofa. Stupid technology! (Just kidding! You know I love you!)

Things I did today in my quest for change:
Healthy Eating: Breakfast- 4 Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies (I felt a drop in my blood sugar, wanted something sweet), lunch- half a pb&j on whole grain and an apple, snack- one banananana, dinner- grass fed ground beef, mushroom, onion and garlic patty with green beans and thinly sliced roasted potatoes. I only ate one of those patties pictured.

Activity- I remembered to wear my fitbit and am up to 4,494 steps. Tomorrow I’m going to try the bike again and hope that my stupid knee doesn’t pop.

Spending- I was strong and bought nuthin!

Job- continued to work on my résumé.


  1. So proud of you keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks, Malie! You probably remmeber all the spending I did when I worked at Avenue!