Monday, January 25, 2010

Change of Heart?

I think I've changed...When the thought I'm about to share occurred to me the other day, I was like "Who are you and what have you done with ME?"

When I started my get-healthy journey last March, I bribed myself to continue by buying extra special presents when I hit milestones along the way. There was a comforter, new jeans, shorts, new shoes, etc. But, the ultimate bribe was the one I'd planned for reaching my ultimate goal weight: my very own pair of black patent platform pumps from Louboutin.

But as my goal draws closer (11 lbs to go!!!), I'm not so sure this final gift to myself is what I really want anymore. Even though I've carefully saved the funds to purchase them, even though I've done thorough research online for the best price and the size I'd need, I'm just not sure I need or want a pair of Louboutins.

What?! you say...I know, I'm surprised at myself, too. The Angela I know and love would NEVER turn down the chance for designer shoes. But, hear me's my reasoning: 1. I work from home. I'd be able to wear them to work about three times a year (unless I'm going to sport them around the house). 2. I'm not sure a heel that high would even be office appropriate (at our particular office anyway). 3. When I go out on the weekend, it's rarely a dressy affair. 4. Should I really throw away $695 on one pair of shoes that will get minimal wear (even if they do last the rest of my natural life)?

I'm not sure I even need a final "Yay me" gift. At the risk of sounding like a cheeseball, my brand new body is pretty much gift enough. Liking myself again (both the image in the mirror and the inner self that feels like she can accomplish absolutely anything) is certainly gift enough. If anything, maybe putting that savings toward a really great vacation or even a nicer hotel for the Chicago Marathon weekend would be more satisfying. That, and maybe a good ice cream cone! =)


  1. Well congrats already for all your hard work and being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor and of course you have to celebrate once you hit your goal whatever or however you decide just remember your earned it. I am a new follower :)