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Dieting time again.

Okay, I'll definately hold off on this for a new year's resolution. And I'll start hiding diet-related posts behind an lj-cut, much like this one.

I'll only buy myself toys on weeks when I've stuck to my diet.

It's pretty clear that I can't control my spending. I'm not terribly worried about it, because my overhead is low, my income is (reasonably) high, and currently all my roommates are paying their rent and bills on time, and generally, I don't go for high-pricetag items (though a stack of books adds up to an expensive thing!) and I've only bounced one check in my life. But I do shop all the time, I do buy a lot of books, and I do occasionally blow $200 on some obsession or another, even when I've been telling myself I'm not going to spend money.

It's even harder to control my eating, particularly this time of year. It's challenging because I'm a cook, and I particularly love cooking dessert. So, after new years, this'll be my promise--if I've broken my diet (beyond the three bites of a dessert or tiny microcheats Stage 2 South Beach allows), no new dungeons and dragons books, electronic doo-dads, or whatever.

I think I can stick to that. I'll either cut down on my sugar and starch intake, or cut down on the amount of money I spend on impulse purchases. Either way I win--assuming I have the willpower to keep this promise, but it's pretty generous (sure, have dessert, just risk not being able to get that Speak'n'Read when it turns up at the Salvation Army).

Starting January 1, anyway. Because I wouldn't have given up that Katz's Deli cheesecake shake for a very large sum of money :)


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Dec. 27th, 2006 05:47 am (UTC)
You should try team_fatty for support. :)
Dec. 27th, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC)
Under no circumstances will I try team_fatty! What a name :)
Dec. 27th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
When Jeff and I were in exile, one of our few joys was scrounging up a few bucks and making the pilgrimage to Katz's for that shake at 2am. I miss those days of freedom :o

When we have too much money and too many restaurants to choose from, we've tried the opposite approach- buying groceries sans soda and dessert to make smaller, home-cooked meals and spending the rest of the money on inedible stuff so we're not tempted to eat out all the time. :p

I'm pretty sure my weight has stabilized- which is enough for me- all I had to do was mostly drop sugary drinks and desserts altogether, this is easier for me since my teeth are taking a beating from my indulgences anyways.
Dec. 27th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
That shake was amazing! I'll not have another one for quite some time, but it was very tasty!
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