Moving the Goal Posts

So I spent my New Year’s watching The Twilight Zone marathon Sci-Fi, and I didn’t make black-eyed peas (I prefer field peas, even though I don’t know what the difference is). 

As for dieting, when I was in the first and second grade, every morning before my dad dropped me off at Pensacola Christian School, we’d stop by Delchamps, and I’d get a chocolate milk and a brownie. Let’s just say that my stories, “A Cafeteria Thanksgiving” and “A Trashcan Christmas”, were inspired by my family—the gift that keeps on giving (when it comes to my writing). My dad burned everything and the only thing my mother knew how to cook was goulash (and we weren’t even Hungarian!).

I read somewhere that men are more successful at losing weight because they just give up stuff altogether, rather than trying to find substitutions. See, I am already thinking about making almond flour brownies to last for a week’s worth of breakfasts. Diet Coke, however, is still a no-go for me.

Fitness and finances are my New Year’s resolutions. Our tax refund will help us get us financially healthy quicker. Sometimes you just need a shot in the arm to get ahead. I know I need a plastectomy (as Dave Ramsey calls it), but I’m not ready to give up my Kohl’s and Target cards . . . yet.

4 thoughts on “Moving the Goal Posts

    • Kohl’s 30% off coupons suck me in every time. I know Dave Ramsey believes in the envelope system, but that doesn’t work for us, because we pay almost all our bills online.

  1. I’m the same exact way. I get a 30% off coupon you can guarantee I’m headed to Kohls! The kohls cash and rewards tend to keep me in a shopping loop. I do the cash system for groceries, gas, entertainment, household stuff. Most of our bills are paid online too. I cant imagine doing them the old fashion way, putting checks in the mail seems like torture. Plus I don’t like to have outstanding checks. That’s just asking for me to mess up and bounce something.

    • I’d rather pay a money order fee because then it’s done (like cash) and I don’t have to worry about remembering that something is going to be coming out of my checking account. Too easy to forget or miscalculate.

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