It’s amazing how sometimes a good laugh can be immediately followed by some silent introspection. I was browsing through a website that I enjoy this evening when I came across an image that made me laugh out loud, startling the two sleeping dogs in the room… And then it made me stop and think about two predicaments in which I find myself.
OHMYGOD, YOU LOOK ADORABLE. HOW DID YOU GET THE AFTERNOON FREE?
I TOLD BILL I WAS GOING TO CROSSFIT AGAIN.
HOW DOES HE NOT NOTICE YOU NEVER GET IN SHAPE?
HAH! YOU’RE TERRIBLE! TAKE THAT BACK.
I’M JUST KIDDING. YOU LOOK SUPER FIERCE. ANYWAY, ARE YOU READY TO SHOP?
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? YOU SAID SAMPLE SALE AND I HAD A HOT FLASH.
HAHA! RIGHT? I’M GOING TO PUT MY CREDIT CARD IN A COMA.
Oh, ANIMALS TALKING IN ALL CAPS, you never cease to delight me.
But then my laughter dried up, and I thought about two major changes in the six months that I’ve lived in New York…
I’ve found myself spending an absurd amount of money going out to eat and drink more than I should, and I’ve gotten fatter than I ever have been in my life. (Sadly, these two are no doubt related issues!) And both bad habits have gotten particularly prevalent in the past two months.
Normally when I’m left to my own devices by myself, I tend to eat pretty sanely. I could survive happily on breakfast cereal and Lean Cuisine, frankly. But in New York, there’s such incredible variety of delicious food available, and lots of them will deliver to your home for FREE. It’s deadly. (Plus: Creative bartenders.)
Tomorrow starts a new month… I’m going to put the excesses of February and March behind me. It’s time to be serious about watching how much I spend, and how much I eat.
Oh, but don’t get me wrong — I’m still not signing up for a gym. Let’s not make promises we know we won’t keep, k?