Tuesday, February 1, 2011
What I Miss the Most
I miss my pretzel M&M's. I just had to say that. I know it's pathetic, but there it is. The salty/sweet combination is so light and savory that they almost taste healthy. Almost. The fact that I find it on the CANDY aisle keeps me from completely buying into that deception... but I want to. I really, really want to. You see, if I could convince myself that those delectable beauties were not candy, then I could continue to indulge at the obsessive rate that I have been indulging the past couple of months. (That would be one Costco-size bag per week.) But I am not that convincing. So much for my marketing degree! They ARE candy and I am not eating candy this month.
Why am I giving it up? All day I have been asking myself the same question. It isn't for Lent. That would actually seem like a worthwhile purpose. It isn't that I don't like candy. Au contraire! I LOVE Candy! I have decided to give up candy for the month of February in an attempt to overcome my addiction. The one positive side of that resolve is that I chose the shortest month... which is quickly becoming the longest month. Is it February 2 yet? Nope... it's not.
I should probably have given up sugar since "candy" can be loosely defined. Especially by me. For example, we have some chocolate-covered almonds in our pantry. [Note that they are not almond M&M's--a past obsession.] They could probably be used for baking, right? At least CHOCOLATE can be used in baking, and ALMONDS can be used in baking. That was all the green light I needed. I ate about six of them. They weren't nearly as good as almond M&M's. That was probably cheating. Dang. I should have eaten six pretzel M&M's if I was going to be confessing anyway.
Obviously, I'm desperate. Must be the withdrawal pains. But for the record, chocolate chips are not considered candy either. And if you happen to know of any other not-candy candy, please (read: PLEEEEASE!) send it my way. Please.