Hey Sand Stars
OK. My name is Malika. And I’m kind of, sort of a shopaholic. CALM DOWN. I’m not a crazy ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’-kinda gal that buys LOADS of stuff on credit, but I have to admit that I’m very easily tempted by something pretty and shiny (OK, I lie; I mostly buy food!!!) 🙂
It’s true. I’m a foodshop-aholic. I eat out loads but EVERYTHING ALWAYS LOOKS SO GOOD! It takes a bit of meditation to draw my attention away from a creamy, voluptuous-looking chocolate cupcake from Magnolia Bakery or the smell of freshly fried chips (reminds me of home!)
I find it incredibly strange that I have willpower to walk by Bloomingdales or Harvey Nichols or Jimmy Choo, but I cannot drive away that NEED for something yummy to be in my tummy!
Once, after a performance, I travelled across the entire city of Dubai to get to a chocolate bar that served my favourite dessert. That’s bad, right?
Ok. So the first thing is that I realise my little issue; step one checked! The second, is that I’m at least focussing on the health aspect and thus reminding myself that perhaps eating two hotdogs is not the best thing for my poor little arteries (haha; I’m kidding. I’ve never done that- or have I??)
I’ve started giving myself ‘allowances’ for eating out and try to stay away from bakeries and food-shops during the ‘no-go’ times. It helps to have my eyes diverted by a cute guy walking down the street, but unfortunately one cannot count on that… 😛 During meetings I only allow myself something to drink and it helps to be focussed on business at hand.
Also, it helps to keep my wallet change and card free when going out for walks just in case I get the need for caffeine/chocolate/cake/apple crumble/that thing over there that looks yummy…
Now, excuse me while I get back to my journey to recovery. And, no, that isn’t my wallet behind my back…
Live, Love & Laugh ‘Littlepianodiva’ Style!