I generally comfort myself with food, but since food was the cause of the problem this time I decided to resort to a little lunch time retail therapy. I justified my spree by going to specifically look for an iPod Shuffle to take with me on my workouts. That way I'm buying something to facilitate getting into shape! See how I can justify things? It's a gift.
(I KNOW! I'm the last person on the planet to have one, I just haven't been sufficiently depressed enough to make that kind of commitment.)
Also, I had the vague idea of buying some kind of Detox Kit to help my organs get back in shape while fully realizing that there was every chance the kit would simply sit on the shelf in my bath and make me feel guilty. However, since I thrive on retail remorse, I did not dwell on that aspect.
I found the shuffle (in a cute shade of green) and discussed the Detox Kit with the chick in GNC. Actually, it seemed quite doable. For seven days I take some vitamins and stay away from caffeine and dairy. I think I can tough it out for seven days. We'll see!
After that I determined that I would rather wear cute summery dresses rather than my ugly uniform when I go to the conference in DC next week. Nobody knows me in DC, so I think I can get away with it! Plus, I'll get a chance to show off my cute shoes. I tried on three dresses and they all fit! I bought them all. I am a bold and sassy chick.
At that point I decided that I should really reign in the debit-card and head back to work. I can't even describe how much better my mood is! If only I was spending somebody else's money... :)