Avid readers of this blog already know two things about me: I’m awesome and I shop too much, not necessarily in that order. So that is why I have decided to put myself on a shopping fast.
This is another one of those things that I thought that I made up myself. Only to perform a quick google search and find that I am, once again, late to the trend. Most likely, I was out shopping the day it was announced.
Nonetheless, here I go, unto the breach, dear friends, my credit cards quaking.
It occurred to me that if I’m not shopping then I don’t shop. I can go quite a while without even an urge. However, If I buy one thing, especially if it’s a great bargain or a truly great thing, it trips my trigger and I am desperate to buy more.
It is not lost on me that this is the mindset of an addict. I never said I wasn’t.
The problem with dieting (and this is hardly new information) is that while a person can stop drinking or doing drugs completely, they cannot stop eating so they have to learn to eat in moderation. This is a problem that I have come across myself on numerous occasions when trying to watch what I eat.
By god, I can stop shopping, though. Cold turkey, even. Probably without any physical withdrawal symptoms. (Probably, right?) Sure I still have to buy food but that’s never been much of an adrenaline rush for me. Also, my husband can take over the grocery shopping for a while if need be. I’m sure he’ll be game, given the alternative.
So wish me luck, pals!