On a Diet

But not a regular, run-of-the-mill diet.

I’m on a financial diet. I admit I lurves me some shopping, but in my opinion, I think I have been using it as a substitute for something. Perhaps being alone, or maybe wanting to feel good about myself. Frankly, I’m not sure. I do know I buy gifts for a lot of people, and having a large family doesn’t help. Luckily I am done with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts, and almost done with Christmas.

Yes, I am that bad.

I’m not cutting my card, but I am cutting myself from using it, with the exception of grocery shopping and getting the kids clothing they need. I pretty much have everything I need as does Hubby, and having lost weight during Lent facilitated me fitting back into my clothes, so that is a major plus. Oh, and I’m still losing weight. Getting in the habit of smaller portions sure is helping there!

And gift card shopping doesn’t count 😉

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10 responses to “On a Diet

  • John D

    A financial diet, great idea! I think I need to put my whole family on one of those.

  • RabidAlien

    Heh. I saw a pic awhile back where someone had cut up a bunch of credit cards (supposedly theirs, but…that was a LOT of cards) and tiled a wall with them, made a Starry Night out of them. It was a biiig wall. Looked pretty good, too, Van Gough would not have been insulted.

    Personally, I hate debt of any kind. Don’t like using credit cards, although I do understand the “necessary evil” nature of them, and their need on occasion (last summer, our AC went out. Yeah. That needed fixing ASAP).

  • Cathy

    Good for you, Lady. You are a generous person. And I can relate to the habit you confess to and are going to kick. Lemme just say that you WILL feel great if your experience will be anything like mine. But I had to make a plan and execution was/is not always perfect, but I’m making progress. Good luck. Smooches and hugs!

  • Rebel Mope

    Put them in a bowl of water and put them in the freezer. It’ll give you time to think about what your buying.

  • Nicole

    Yeah, I hear ya on the substitute thing. I hadn’t thought about it till my mom mentioned one day that she thought maybe my clothes shopping was a bit out of control and maybe I was using shopping to feel better. I have been doing much better lately along with a resolve to get the cards paid off completely. The issue I was using shopping to replace hasn’t improved, I’m just more aware of the futility of trying to replace it. 🙂 Good luck!

  • Mrs. Who

    Living near an outlet mall can be a great blessing…or great suckage. Especially when one has a teen daughter. (And I like Rebel’s freezer idea!)

  • Mitchell

    WHAT?!?!? Nononononono, this is NOT the Correct Procedure. Have I taught you nothing? We must buy All The Things. Clearly I’ve been away for too long and need to stop this madness from spreading.

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