While enjoying my breakfast this morning, there was a segment on Good Morning America about women’s excessively large purses and all the items inside they’re lugging around. First thought – why are they talking about this? A woman can carry around whatever she wants in her purse, that’s her choice. She’s the one who has to carry it, next subject.
But as the segment continued, it was all about the extra, nonessential items in the purse that add excessive weight. As the reporter and style guru wandered around Manhattan weighing the purses of random women, most bags weighed in the 7 – 8 lb range — the weight of a bowling ball or new-born child. Who am I to tell a woman what to carry in her purse but I do have to ask, why carry all that extra weight around? As bags get bigger and bigger, we tend to stuff more “stuff” in it. Time to slim down those purses ladies!
It then got me to think about men and their wallets — the same issue definitely applies. I know several members of my family with excessively large, bulging, overflowing wallets – I don’t get it!
If you were a fan of the Seinfeld Show and the character of George Costanza, remember his wallet?
Years ago when I was standing up in a wedding, I received a Coach Slim Card Case as a groomsmen gift and to this day, I still use that in lieu of a traditional wallet. It’s so slim and allows for only the basics — ID, a credit card or two, insurance card and a few bills — what else do you need? It’s bad enough that I now walk around with the card case in one pocket and a smart phone in the other, but that’s another topic for another time.
It got me to thinking about slimming things down in general and of course, food. Recently, I slimmed down a traditional pasta meal with the use of spaghetti squash.
If you haven’t tried this amazing vegetable, you have to run out to the grocery store and get some now!
Simply bake it in the oven and shred it with a fork to create strands of “spaghetti-like” noodles. Talk about slimming down a meal with absolutely delicious results, not to mention low-carb and gluten-free!