Friday, January 11, 2008

please, tell me i'm not the only crazy out there!

several weeks ago, or maybe it was months, i've lost track, i was doing some grocery shopping at the local safeway. i just needed a few items, so because it is closer than the winco i stopped there. i typically don't shop there because i know that it is a waste of money, i could buy the same things at winco for way cheaper.

anyway, as i walked in the door i happened to walk past one of the baggers as he was telling a customer about this:
now, if you know me, i very, very, very rarely buy candy bars. for the simple reason that if i buy them i will eat them and if i eat them it is not good for my girlish figure. but for some reason, at that very moment when i heard "snickers dark", i had to have one! i'd never had one, but it sounded so scumpdilyicious that i needed one right then and there!

i tried to put off the urgent need for a snickers dark while i made my way through the few items on my list. but the feeling persisted and i inevitably found myself in the candy aisle. i searched in vain, for there was not a snickers dark to be found! i was bound and determined, by some unknown force, to find one. i casually went from check stand to check stand, as to not draw attention to myself, in search of my snickers dark. but to no avail! so, instead of just admitting defeat and moving on i spotted this:

now, i've had milky way midnight before, and i could safely say that it is one of my favorite candy bars. so, to satisfy my "need" for dark chocolate, i grab one and threw it into my basket.

now this is when the crazy me gets even crazier. once in the car, i put it in my purse and refuse to eat it because it is not good for me and i don't need the extra calories, not to mention the fat. and there it stayed for the next week or two until i found myself back in the grocery store. not just in the grocery store, but in the candy aisle of the grocery store staring at the snickers dark on the shelf! tasting sweet success i hastily grabbed up the snickers dark and threw it into my basket.

at that moment, the thought never even crossed my mind that i would probably just tuck it away refusing to eat it once it had been purchased! sure enough, when i got into the car i grabbed it out of the plastic grocery bag and the reasonable me kicked in. i couldn't let myself eat it, you know, the fat and the calories that i didn't need!! i know i'm crazy! so, i stash it away in the console in my car where it lays undisturbed.

now, i have a month old milky way midnight in my purse, and a snickers dark in my car! two perfectly delicious candy bars that i spent money on that i will not let myself eat! why??!! because i am a nut case!

i've been thinking about this whole craziness and knowing that i needed to blog about it because i am looney. so, yesterday i was running late and had to leave the house without eating lunch. i was driving to my appointment and my stomach was telling me it was hungry. i glanced into my purse and saw the milky way midnight. but then i thought, "i can't eat it because i haven't blogged about it yet!" looney, i tell ya, looney, that's me!!

after my appointment, i ran into safeway to grab some celery for dinner. as i waited in line at the checkout stand, i glanced at the candy and saw this:

the crazy me took over and tossed it onto the conveyor belt. i can't even recall where this one ended up! but i do know that i wouldn't let myself eat it!

for someone that very, very, very rarely buys candy bars, i have a pretty good stash in my possession. who knows when i will finally give in and eat them? maybe now that i have blogged about it i'll be able to let myself eat them.....

probably not!

thanks snickers dark for bringing out the crazy in me!

14 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Omigosh! You have more self-control than I do. Of course, we have three packages of Dark M&Ms in our cupboard back from Christmas when we were going to potty train Brandon and that was his reward. Now that you've reminded me of the candy, I'd better start potty training him so I don't start eating the candy! :-)

Danielle said...

you are hilarious! i know what you mean about not wanting to use those precious calories. if I buy a "treat" at the store, i will try to find an odd place to hide--then I forget about it--and Ryan finds it before me, and saves me from eating my tasty treat.

Becca said...

That is looney! You know me, I would have eaten it 16 seconds after purchasing it. You have some serious self control sista. By come on, you are as slim as a pencil. A candy bar isn't gonna change that. It's okay to indulge every once in awhile. I can't believe you! Amazing.

Mandy said...

MAJOR self control. WOW!! I would have eaten it and then justified the calories with a calorie is a calorie no matter where it comes from and it gets burned just the same as any other calorie. Therefore I allot myself so many calories each day so I would have skipped out on lunch or dinner just to eat the stupid candy bar. Sad how food controls us. But I know right where your coming from

Mandy said...

By the way let me know how that Dark Snickers is. I've never heard of it before....if you ever eat it!

Darilyn said...

There is no way that would still be around after a week at my house. Wow. I have one question. Where were these yummy items last night?

Amanda said...

You are so funny! I wouldn't be tempted by Snickers in general, but I wouldn't be tempted by DARK anything. I am a milk chocolate kind of girl, although I would take gummy bears over chocolate any day!

Bridget said...

You are funny! I am the same way though although I am not as skinny so I guess I should be mad that this is not fair. :)

I can't remember the last time I bought a candy bar. I did get several bags of Dove dark chocolate covered almonds for Christmas. I still have them. I eat one or two at a time. I think mostly because I am hoarding them for emergency situations.

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

Um, hello? Buying chocolate and not eating it? WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THIS WORLD OF OURS?

Okay, okay. Deep breaths. In. Out. There. I just ate something chocolate by proxy for you. It's going to be all right.

Pineapple Princess said...

Hi there, blog hopping and thought I'd stop by. You look familiar, if you went to BYUH 92-95ish then bingo.

You have a darling family and self control that I can hardly comprehend. Why not just step on over to the dark side??? Then you can tell us all about it!

Michal said...

i love anything dark chocolate. i'd probably eat ants if they were dipped in dark chocolate. how bad could they be?
my vote is for the milk way midnight. i'm off chocolate this month, so it sounds especially good!

Rachel's Roost said...

You are a nut! Were I to have such self discipline perhaps someday I'd have a body like yours! Thank you for sharing this. Maybe I'll resist the urge next time I've "gotta have it!!!"

Don said...

Checking in with your family ... what self control! Funny, funny! I used to do this but could never last more than a week. Loved all the photos from your family vacation. Thanks for being an inspiration for me. Kara, Don's wife.

Katie Smith said...

That is the funniest thing I've ever heard. But I have to admit you and I are very much the same about the candy. However, over the last year or so I've let myself go a little more and indulge every now and then. It's not the end of the world, and you won't blow up after just one treat. Three treats, maybe...but one?... no way! :)