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?