binge (noun) \ˈbinj\
binged, bing·ing or binge·ing, bing·es
1. a drunken revel, spree
2. an unrestrained and often excessive indulgence
3. an act of excessive or compulsive consumption
I was doing so well. I made it through the holidays and stuck to my New Year's Resolution for almost an entire month. I felt lighter. I had more energy. My mind was clearer. I was no longer slurring my sentences.
After an entire season of exhibiting steady discipline and controlled restraint, I regret to admit that I have fallen off the wagon. I have been on a binge. I have been bingeing bad, bingeing like a Delta Delta Delta sorority girl on Spring Break in Cabo.
It's the stress, I tell myself. I need an escape. I need to forget my troubles, drown my sorrows. This is why I binge. This is why I binge on shoes.
I splurged on a pair of Michael Kors espadrilles on Monday, and the moment my toes touched the soles, I was already jonesing for my next pair.
"You have a pair that looks just like those", says my boyfriend.
"I know. It's a sickness. Please don't leave me."
And fringe rhymes with binge.