Last week was my first time participating in "Works for Me Wednesday" so I thought I'd give it a whirl again. The first thing that came to me this week was the Trash Can Diet that I invented. I'm pretty sure that Oprah will hear about it one day and beg me to join her on stage to do an exclusive interview. It really is a great idea. ('Great' is a relative term, I know.)
So, what is this new 'fad' diet? Well, it requires you to have a little self control as well as guilt ridden sugar craving moments or carb or fried or whatever your poison is. Let me walk you through how I started this...
I received a package of chocolates for Christmas from one of my clients. It was a box that stayed nicely wrapped in oh-so-festive holiday paper. Who me, open this and eat it? Never. Instead, I put this pretty gift on top of my fridge hoping that I'd forget it was there. Unfortunately, I didn't slide it back far enough. I would see it every single time I went in the kitchen. I think it spoke to me on occasions saying, "Open me, please. I'm lonely and I need to be eaten. Don't let me go bad." I heard a cry every now and then. Really, I did.
A month later my self control went out the window. I was sitting on the couch doing my homework (probably blogging or something) and my sugar cravings got the best of me. I HAD to have something sweet. A piece of gum wasn't going to cut it either. CHOCOLATE ... it's on the fridge!
I thought I would invent the "Don't open the box" Diet, but that failed.
I jumped up as if the house were on fire and unwrapped the chocolate goodness like a 6 year old on Christmas morning. Immediately, I shoved a piece in my drooling mouth and then sat on the couch to enjoy my 'bon-bon' moment. Ahhh, the life....baby is napping, chores are done, house to myself and I'm all comfy on the couch with a box of chocolates.
So, 6 or 7 pieces later I thought to myself, "STOP now or you may never go back! You know you'll eat the whole thing." I knew what I had to do. I got up, opened the trash can and dumped the box.
You think it's over huh? Nope. There is another very important step in the Trash Can Diet. Failure to take this step will lead to personal doom, so you must read carefully...
When throwing your temptation into the can you MUST make sure that you open the package and dump the goodies out. This keeps you from trash can diving later on. If you're wondering, I was tempted, but I refuse to resort to that level.
We don't buy junk food so that I don't get tempted. I figure if it's not in the house then I won't give in, right? Unfortunately, I have a husband who buys ice cream on a regular basis even after I beg and plead for him not to. A few weeks ago he thought he'd be a doll and buy me my favorite cold stuff, Cookies 'n Cream. Well, I had a little bowl and decided to follow my Trash Can Diet again. It worked! :-) Wasteful, yes, but it saved me from having to work off all those calories. I still have 16 lbs to go to get to my pre-baby figure.
Now, I think that moderation is key in all things, but I know myself. I want to reach my goal first and then I'll introduce all the little goodies in moderation.
Of course, this wouldn't be a Pennies In My Pocket post unless I gave you some discounts. Never fear, I've found some trash cans on sale in case you'd like to join me on my trendsetting diet. Not a requirement, but I do believe the ones with lids work better. They conceal things nicely.
- Two in this deal ... Arcosteel Stainless-Steel Trash Cans, Set of 2 - Comes with Free Shipping!
- Touchless - how sanitary! iTouchless Fully Automatic Stainless Steel Save 33% and ships FREE with Super Save Shipping.
- For those who feel like Oscar the Grouch when on a diet ... Behrens 1211 20Gal Trash Can now 29% off.
Feel free to pass this on to Oprah. I'll bring you to Chicago with me when she calls, K?