June 7, 2011

Ineptitude to say NO to myself

I have a downfall.
Actually, I have a lot. 
I've never been terrific at saying NO to folks.

I hate telling the poor dude selling magazine subscriptions that I really don't want to promote his solicitation to buy an over priced annual subscription of Fortune so that he can improve upon his life situations.

I hate telling the lawn guy that even though he's charging me $35/week to mow the 3 square feet of lawn I do have, that I've been given bids for competitors to come trim for $25/week.

I over commit.  I can't say NO.

The problem is, I can't even effing say NO to myself.

I just made a quesadilla for dinner and soooooo not satisfied.  So I headed back to the fridge for some Yoplait togurt to satisfy my sweet tooth.   Problem is, I'm craving TCBY Fro Yo.

So off I go to hit up my sugar craving for a little end of the work day satisfaction.

Problem number one (of many) why my ass is not getting smaller.



  1. I am the SAME. EXACT. WAY.

    And I hate it, yet I can't seem to do a damn thing about it. Frustrating!!

  2. I can't say no either, as my empty poutine container in the trash will testify to. I'm such a people pleaser that it's nauseating....

  3. I'm really good at saying no. My last roommate actually credits me with teaching her how to say no (not because I was a bad roommate, but because she would tell me things that people pulled over on her and I was just like you can't let that keep happening). Try little things first, and especially things that are costing you money.