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 😉
April 28th, 2012 at 8:50 AM
A financial diet, great idea! I think I need to put my whole family on one of those.
April 28th, 2012 at 8:52 AM
HAHAHAHAHA!!! Maybe you should, and tell them it’s for a vacation this summer to the Alamo City 😉
April 28th, 2012 at 9:11 AM
Sadly, this year’s gonna be another “staycation”, I think.
April 28th, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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).
April 28th, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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!
April 28th, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Put them in a bowl of water and put them in the freezer. It’ll give you time to think about what your buying.
April 28th, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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!
April 28th, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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!)
April 29th, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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.
April 29th, 2012 at 10:35 AM