Monday, April 30, 2007

Hi, I'm Kara, and I'm a spend-aholic

I have revoked my own shopping privileges, unless I am accompanied by a responsible adult. Today I made the mistake of going shopping when I was very hungry. I even had a list with me and planned to stick to it, but once I walked in the store my stomach promptly took control and turned off my brain. The main thing I needed to get was milk, and that is the one thing I did not buy. I got to the checkout with my cartload of kids and food and looked over my list once more and discovered the most important item on the list didn't even get remembered. I was mentally kicking myself as my brain took control again and realized I had to pay for all that junk that I truly didn't need. Among the items I shouldn't have bought were Oreos, donuts, popcorn, crackers, and shirts for the boys. I think about $15-20 of what I spent I didn't need at all.

So now I am not allowed to shop alone, I'm just too dangerous.

Oh, and to top it off, as I was coming out of the store, the donuts that were sitting on the bottom rack slid out and got ran over by the cart. I almost cried. I've been wanting chocolate covered donuts for some time now, and I'd smooshed half of them. I guess I'm just getting started on our diet plan, right Michelle?

11 comments:

Stacey said...

It's too bad I don't live near you,I can't shop alone either! I went to get a few groceries today and I also bought cookies,candy bars,donuts and ding dongs. Oh the shame!!

Kara said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one! Maybe we should start a support group?

Dawn said...

I BEGGED my mom to take me to the grocery store today, she said no, it's too soon :( So she bought me milk. LOL Maybe you need a mommy to go get milk for you? ;)

I've had to turn over the shopping for groceries thing to Kevin this past month - and OH MAN! He is SO literal, he WILL NOT get sosmething that is NOT on the list I give him. I have him get everything for tacos, forget to put sour cream on the list, we're eating tacos with no sour cream! No kidding!

So those are my suggestions, turn it over to Mom or Hubby LOL (Totally unfeasible I know!) LOL

Lorie said...

I am bad about that too kara! Sending dh does not help, he gets whatever he wants too. When we go together though, he is always like, do we really need that? But with 4 kids I try not to attempt the grocery by myself with them. So, we usually go alone.

Wanna_B_slim said...

Well if running over your own donuts isnt a sign then I dont know what is... hahaha
Well I found it funny..
But i soooo do not go shopping when I am staaaaaaarving...
Funny how we have no disipline like that!!

Kara said...

Lorie- my Dh is the same, if he goes alone he's as bad as me, but when we go together we do much better lol.

mist1 said...

As soon as I start to sweep my card, the part of my brain that is supposed to tell me to notice how much I'm spending on crap I don't need turns off.

Kendra said...

We must be kindred spirits. When I began reading your post I started thinking about my one vice when it comes to grocery stores: Oreos. Needless to say, Oreos were on your list as well!

Then, you talked about your chocolate covered donuts. I have been wanting Chocolate covered donuts with nuts on top for weeks. At this point I haven't bought any, but you may have sent me over the edge :)

Stacey said...

My hubby is worse than I am,he would come home with bags of sweets and junk food! LOL

Kara said...

Stacey- my hubby used to be like that to. I'd send him to the store for milk and he'd come back with pop, chips, bags of candy, and maybe the milk lol. But we have both gotten a lot better, and learned to control most of our impulse buys.

Michelle said...

First, I just randomly picked an old post you made and wanted to make a comment to see if your RSS feed thingy really worked. So you'll have to tell me if this does or not. LOL

Second, I'm sorry I didn't respond to this post. When I have money, boy watch out. lol I am doing better though. It's just so easy to buy cookies for a $1 or a candy bar. lol

As for the diet plan, you really do look stunning. I'll go on the diet and you can eat all my junk food for me! :D