Monday, April 12, 2010

Addictions


Everyone is addicted to something right? Sex, drugs, alcohol, technology, food, etcetera, etcetera. I have an addiction. It's candy. It's so bad. I just love it. I'm not talking pectin based chewy fruity candy; I'm talking good old fashioned chocolate. And not that "high in antioxidants, good for you" dark chocolate, I mean caramel chocolate. Chocolate with nouggat. Chocolate with almonds. I'm salivating.

I know that I should want to eat things that are natural and beautiful and good for me. I should want things that make me healthier. And I do, most days. I'll sit and eat steamed veggies, brown rice, and a grilled chicken and be satisfied. Maybe not fulfilled, but satiated. But then thoughts start creeping in. "One little Cadbury Cream egg." "Just a fun sized tootsie roll." "Just a little sweet after dinner."

If I could stop at just a little taste, I'd be fine. But one sugar filled treat turns into 3 or 10. I have no will power, no self control. If I'm on a new health kick, I might not think about candy for a week or even a month, but then I'll spot some sticky fingered kid with brown chocolate spots smeared on her face and I'll get weak.

Why can't candy be good for you? You know, like vitamins or kegals? If you don't share my candy affliction just sub in your vice for the word "candy" and "chocolate"

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8 comments:

The Story of Us said...

I have no advice for you. I ate a whole box of girl scout cookie SAMOAS in one sitting last week and hid the box from my husband. I keep telling myself, "Everything in moderation" - so I haven't had another cookie since. That one day binge session made up for the whole week :)That's my MO.

Rsgrl said...

My addiction is FRENCH FRIES - crisp, golden, salty french fries. Mmmmmmmm.

Mrs. Trophy Wife said...

OMG I could kill for cheese. It's terrible. I literally cannot keep cheddar in the house or I will eat it all.

So gross.

Momma in the making said...

Ice cream. I'd bathe in it if I could.

schererart said...

We are sooooooooooooooo alike!

melissa said...

I'm right there with you! I have to eat well to make up for my chocolate addiction.

I try to keep it all out of my home, but my evil cell connects me to my husband who can all too easily pick up chocolatey deliciousness on the way home from the corner store.

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lady gray said...

i'm with the cheese, i must have it. but i attribute the success of my recent diet to the Weight Watchers desserts, because i MUST have something sweet after dinner. HAVE TO. and if it's not "healthy" (heh) low-cal, it will be an entire box of donuts.

so our entire freezer is stocked w/ fake ice cream. i love it so.

Mrs.Andreazza said...

I am 100% with you on this one! And pregnancy has made it worse. I am constantly sneaking bags of candy every time I hit the store....it's baaaaaddd!

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