Monday, June 30, 2008

Days 27-29: Delaying Gratification

After reaching 10 pounds lost (and never to be found again!), I realized I never have determined any goals for myself rather than the general "get fit, eat well, look hotter" blah, blah. I know a lot of weight-loss bloggers pick a cool gift or something fun when they reach each milestone. I thought that would work pretty well for me. Gigglepuss loves presents anytime!!!

So, I decided to shop around online and get some ideas of things that I want. I want a new digital camera, I need a new swimsuit, I really, really want to buy a heartrate monitor, I would love to go on vacation, I always need a new book to read....but I need to save for the wedding! But, if I space my goals out, I can afford some fun splurges down the road, right? Well, I just shouldn't be trusted with a credit card, just like I shouldn't be trusted with strawberry cheesecake. (Go ahead and put 10 tons of chocolate in front of me and I won't touch it, but I loves me some cheesecake!)

Here is a list of what I ended up purchasing since Thursday:

  1. Two pairs of workout pants from Old Navy (I still hate you for switching to online buying only for my size but I can't ignore your prices!) on sale
  2. Two pairs of flipflops (Old Navy sale yet again!)
  3. Two workout video sets from Jillian Michaels
  4. Two books (Half-Assed and Where Did All the Fat Go?)
  5. New swimsuit from Old Navy that I plan on wearing to aqua aerobics (mine is two years old and getting very thin in certain spots)
  6. Three tops and two pairs of capris from Lane Bryant for $60 total (gotta love coupons!)
I rarely go shopping crazy, but sometimes I just can't help myself. I think that could be part or my weight issues too. I usually do pretty well and eat on plan, but when I get around some things I haven't had in awhile (pizza, the previously mentioned cheesecake), I just have to have some. I need to figure out how to control myself! The food will still be available later...you can plan to have it and still stay in calorie-range. Just don't go chowing down when you've already had your scheduled meal. And just because there is a lot left over, you don't have to finish it all up now. What is going to be the best for you...enjoying the food for the moment in your mouth or later when you beat yourself up about it? I can think of these ways to combat it now but where is my brain when the temptation is actually there? Blech, I hate thinking too deeply!

So, maybe I'll save some of these things that I bought for a reward down the road. I don't know if I'll be able to control myself knowing that they are right there and available in the closet, though!

4 comments:

The Better Idiot said...

I really need to go shopping but it's mostly clothes I need so I'm waiting until I get to the UK, my credit card will not thank me though!

Irish Mom said...

Sounds like a fun shopping spree!! I love Old NAvy, but hate I have to buy online. Worth it, though!!

Thinking Thin said...

If it makes you feel better you can always buy me something :P.

It's a good idea to reward yourself for a job well done, just stay away from the cheesecake! :)

dadivastreet said...

Congrats on the 10lbs GONE! Shopping is great pick me up! Don't store them away for later, enjoy them now!