But I digress. You don't care about my meal schedules, you saw the words "lose weight" and "save money" and that's why you're here. So, what's my secret? I'll tell you.
I've been on a Dove chocolate kick lately. Something about the texture combined with the extra rich chocolatey-ness has been my drug of choice lately. But do you know how much a bag of those things cost? 5 bucks and a whole lotta calories. I'm an all or nothing type girl so if I'm going to indulge in some Dove, I'm going to eat so much I put myself into a sugar coma. This "keep a bag at your desk and allow yourself one candy a day" bullshit that Shape magazine is trying to sell me ain't happening.
The other morning I was doing some early morning mental wrestling with this craving and trying to rationalize to myself why it was a bad idea to go to the grocery store before work to arm myself with a blue bag of Dove. Rational thought was losing to immediate gratification so I soon resorted to good old fashioned bribery.
|Feed the pig, not your mouth.|
When I got to work I immediately transferred 5 bucks from my checking to my savings account. A little ridiculous? Absolutely. A lot gratifying? Yup.
So go ahead and give it a shot, and if you think it's a bit ridiculous, you're right! But you can think that from the bus stop while I'm patting myself on the back for my ingenuity as I drive by you in my new car. Who's laughing now?