Bathing Suit Ads: Foreshadowing the Failure of My New Years Resolutions

I’ll be truthful.  I once ordered a bathing suit online while eating pie (out of the container). This was definitely a low point. Sometimes I block it out, other times I embrace it in the spirit of self-motivation.

So, I got one today. A bathing suit ad promising I would look a whole size smaller. I was checking my email and eating potato chips an apple when the ad came through.  How did they know? Are they banking on the fact that I can’t keep my cliché New Years Resolutions? Uh, you betcha.  And they are right.

Yes, I like the occasional potato chip, but on the whole I have been making better food choices to no avail.

I know what is keeping me from making progress. It’s soda. But I love it. My husband says it’s an addiction. I prefer to think of it as a habit.

So, I’m trying to quit my habit. I am three days soda sober and hopeful it will last. Maybe this blog can serve as public accountability for me. At the end of each post I will report my progress.

If the update isn’t there this could mean one of three things:

1) lack of caffeine is keeping the neurons in my brain from firing and I have no recollection of this commitment;
2) I’m laying on the floor twitching; or,
3) I’m bingeing on soda and will soon be needing a support group and this bathing suit (which is basically a $90 sausage casing).

So…what’s your vice?

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0 Responses to Bathing Suit Ads: Foreshadowing the Failure of My New Years Resolutions

  1. Jennifer/B97.5 February 10, 2010 at 12:10 pm #

    I totally laughed out loud at this post. Good luck on the soda purge. I’m doing the same thing. It’s veeeeeeery difficult. But you can do it. Good Luck!

  2. Angie February 11, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Good luck purging soda from your diet. You’re a stronger woman than me! :)

  3. Jacki February 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    So here’s my question…..
    If I order this swimsuit in the size I “think” I am….will it really make me look 2 sizes smaller?
    Sausage casing is the new “black”.


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