Sometimes, I think a little thing is going to make a huge and amazing change in my life. Like I'm sure if I had that basil lemongrass goat milk soap that smells so lovely, I would be a different person with a different life, the most notable difference being a large amount of independent wealth.
This past week, I had that special feeling about two new habits I decided to acquire.
First, instead of buying $2 for a cookie pack every other day (alright, fine, sometimes every day), I bought a box of the same cookies at the grocery store for only a dollar more. I was proud of myself, thinking about how much more bang for the buck I was getting--I'm so thrifty! You see where this is going. Despite my best-laid cookie box plans and the new life that was going to accompany it, I ate the box in two days. So not only a financially questionable performance, but also calorifically horrendous.
Second, I figured I would stave off munchies during the day by loading up on apples. The farmers' markets are in the throes of some great, tart apples, and I was going to take advantage of these relatively inexpensive, healthy treats. You know they always say that fiber fills you up for longer, right? They do say that, and I've discovered that when they say that, they are lying. Apples do not fill you up for that long, certainly not past the point where you've thrown away the core and walked back to your desk. Yes, I know that it may just be the power of psychology bulldozing over scientific knowledge here--and by "power of psychology", I mean the type that wants a cupcake. An apple is really not the same as a cupcake.
So I've eaten through the box of cookies, gave up on the apples (at least for a couple of days), and have bought donuts instead. A winning combination.
Anybody have better ideas for midday snacks? I can tell this donut thing is not a good long-term solution.