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I nearly hijacked a thread! But thought I'd start one about this as I see so many people talk about it, and even mention not taking cash to work or on visits to the mall in fear of buying sugary treats or snacks for home. For those who love their chocolates and find it hard to resist at the supermarket, I will let you in on a little secret I have used that helps me when I am there. But to those that know me, know chocolate and sweet things aren't my vice, but the principle is the same for whatever it is that you crave that perhaps isn't the best choice lol I allocate a place in my trolley/cart for my treats and I do what everyone else does and I put them in at will. I see them as I walk through the aisles sitting in my trolley and I have a few little giggles to myself. I've found that my brain switches off once they are IN the trolley. Meaning I am no longer "hunting" them out like I normally would. By the time my shopping is done, I get to the checkout and of course there is a wait. We often have small red baskets near the checkouts and at this point I put all my "treats" in the red basket. In the early days I used to take all out (used to be around 8 or 9 things) and I'd leave a couple. It got fewer and fewer as time went on. If I'm having a crap day, sure, the "spot" in the trolley appears and I load up and repeat it all again like it's day one. I see no point walking around doing something we all need to do being angry or pissed off because I can't have this or shouldn't have that and I got more and more pissed as I went. Instead it became like a cleansing at the end while I waited. Gave me something to do and then that walk to the car with the trolley is almost invigorating. I did it! And I'd smile the whole way home. Even if I came out with one, hell it was better than the bunch I used to come out with. In the early days for me (a couple of years ago) I found I couldn't bring myself to even go to the store as I didn't trust myself. This can become a self hatred and distrust of yourself. It's awful, it's like you are constantly telling yourself off. It's much more fun playing this little game, give it a try. It might work for you too BTW: I dislike the word treat as it sounds dog like but so does goodies and snack lol. I also dislike good and bad foods as terms, as all foods to me are good in moderation. So pls excuse some of the terminology, I need to go and get some coffee as I am running on only 1 cylinder at the moment lol! x
Good evening fellow bandits! I've been thinking to myself of late, as I'm now of the size I can purchase something in most "normal sized shops" (albeit the largest size at the moment!) I don't really know what I want to wear or would like to wear. Previously it has always been about "what fits me" or "what hides my lumps the best" now thinking to the future, chances are I'm going to be able to choose what I like and what I want to wear and I don't have the faintest idea what that is. There's SO MANY OPTIONS. I'm feeling a tad overwhelmed. I have no idea what style I want to wear or how I'm going to choose between clothes. I'm a style virgin! Anyone else feel this way?