It's official. I'm on a diet. This is not your average crash diet. It involves no meal replacement shakes, no cabbage, no soup, no lemon and pepper water and definitely doesn't entail me swallowing pills that blow up in my stomach and make me crap out everything (no matter how little the amount) I eat.
This diet, however, does involve a hefty amount of determination and goal setting. I have to train myself hard for this diet to work. It will take lots of long, hard hours. Lots of discipline and lots of restraint. There will be no caving in, nor is there any turning back. Sacrifices will be made as I surrender myself to the Recession Diet which I've lovingly named RD (for effect, of course).
The basic guidelines to following the RD are as follows:
- No online purchases over $30 incl. postage
- No browsing in designer boutiques
- All purchases MUST be second hand
- No shopping in urbanised parts of the city
- No wish lists
- It can be vintage, but it can't be expensive
- Looking homeless is acceptable
- Wearing anything "this season" is not
- Nothing shall be purchased at rrp
- Eating out is a thing of the past
Why am I doing this? Because once I set a goal, I soon realise the ridiculousness and grossly unachievable objectives I have set out for myself. So to ease the process, I work out what will hinder my progress and then navigate a route around these obstacles. Hence the RD. Sounds like boot camp? Well for a decent car and good credit rating, I'm willing to sacrifice it all!
My RD is in full effect as of right now. So to get me started, I've collaborated some inspiration to get me going. I'm confidant I can easily replicate the following with a mix of the right vintage finds, what I already have in my wardrobe and a bit of DIY.
I can't wait to find my first pair of beat-up boots!
Feel free to comment with any tips/advice/horror stories/success stories et al.
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