I cannot tell you (because I didn't count) how many items I had in my hand at the grocery store today, hovering with said items over the grocery cart, and then I rationalized in my mind why I didn't need that item and I put them back on the shelf. In the past I wouldn't have given it another thought and would have bought bags full of stuff I didn't need. So yes, I am proud of myself.
- granola bars on sale: oh so close but NO! I still have three boxes in the pantry!
- several kinds of cereal on sale...but NO! I just bought cereal last Saturday! and there's lots left...besides I am eating oatmeal these days, not cereal!
- looking over the canned soups...what the heck am I doing?? I make my own soup, I don't eat processed food AND I already bought everything I need to make another big pot of soup...don't take the lazy way out!! I won!!
- etc etc etc
Then...oops...I bought 3 large chocolate bars (for Christmas stockings...my own included :) and oops again, I got into mine...yum...dark chocolate with almonds!
There went my resolve...over the lips and onto the hips!
And you know what? I. Don't. Care!