Never Go to the Grocery Store Hungry
My grandmother told me never to go to the grocery store hungry or you'll end up with stuff that isn't on your list. Last night I ignored her wisdom and went to the store after work to pick up a few things for dinner.
Now I'm the proud owner of a trampoline.
This isn't the first time, either. I have some problems with comfort foods, controlling impulses to buy things, crafting excuses, and lack of sticking to a plan. Normally this displays as impulsively getting ice cream and root beer and making floats (because the dentist said coldness on the tooth with the root canal would help the pain go down), cinnamon rolls (they're marked down - I should buy them so they don't go to waste), or oranges (I can see myself going through 3 bags of oranges in 1 week).
This time was a bit different. I'd seen the trampoline the visit before this one, and it had been fairly cheap then. But now it was even cheaper - a manager's special - and I could not resist the temptation.
I got home less than half an hour later and immediately started opening the box, thumbing through the instructions, and putting it together. I was the toast of the town; in what other studio apartment would you find a trampoline?
Alas, my maniacal glee faded when I realized that I'm a bit heavier than the trampoline's 220 pound weight limit. So, with my water bottle at my side, I entered an epic battle against my fat...
The Commercial Method
During commercials of my nightly TV watching, do bouts of 20 situps, 50 arm circles, and 30 toe-touches, repeating until the show comes back on.
The Reverse Commercial Method
Do the same as above, but only while the show is on, and only break during the commercials.