I don't eat chocolate. Dark - blech, Milk chocolate - blech... White Chocolate... okay, I actually love that one... love love love that one... don't judge.
some of you already knew this about me...
and the rest of you better not be deleting me from your google reader.
avoidance of chocolate does NOT make me a freak of nature.
the freak of nature thing is just a coincidence.
I just... well, I don't like it, and I'm willing to admit that should probably count against my "woman points" and it might even keep me from joining in on certain church activities... but there it is. deal. If it's easier to cope with I actually CAN'T eat it without getting nasty stomach aches and migraines - I prefer to think that I have amazing willpower.
That willpower? There are certain words that kill my willpower. Without fail - these words have me questioning every resolve to eat well, avoid overspending, or to be a nicer human being. The words?
"Mom, you're not going to like this but..."
and the worst of them all?
A few years ago my parents were in town on their way to Vegas (because let's be honest - Vegas is WAY more fun than my house) and I was at the store with them picking up "a few things for the trip"
Somehow "a few things" ended up including a bag of White Chocolate Limited Edition Pirate Pearls M&Ms.
When I got home I took a pair of scissors and snipped off the corner of the bag - removed just 3 little pearls and enjoyed them. I then put a chip clip on the bag and stuffed it into the freezer door. See? Amazing Willpower at work.
My dad? laughed and laughed and laughed some more...
Whatever - he probably laughed all the way to Vegas... I was going to show him - I had willpower oozing out my ears.
I was going *munch* to show *munch* him how much will *munch* power I had. *munch* When they *munch munch* came back *munch* through *munch* town... they'd see!
*munch munch munch munch munch inhale munch munch*
Well, what actually ended up happening was that a few hours before they came back through town I ran off to the store and bought ANOTHER limited edition bag, matched up the corners so that the snip would be indistinguishable from the first. I ate just 3 little tiny pearls (by this point I was getting pretty sick of them) and clipped them up and stuck them in the freezer door.
I think my Dad checked out the bag... he was probably amazed at my willpower. I don't know... I think I was in bed suffering from indigestion at that time.
See, "limited edition" is a dangerous word.
Apparently white chocolate M&Ms (with the normal colorful candy shells) were available as a test market in Australia for awhile before the pirate pearls came out.
It's a good thing I didn't live in Australia back then.
So this year - my will power is being tested to the EXTREME!
Candy Corn colored White Chocolate M&Ms.
I bought ONE bag.
but I've learned my lesson - this bag doesn't have a snipped corner... this bag is shoved WAY back in the freezer... behind the frozen peas where no kids will accidentally find them.
It's been there for FOUR weeks.
That my friends... that is willpower.
My nutrition class ends at the end of November... I'll open the bag the next day.
Any bets on how long it will last after that?
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