Sunday, April 13, 2008

Wisdom from a wrapper

If you know me you know that I have to have my daily intake of chocolate in order to be a better person/mother/wife. But lately I had noticed that I was a little out of control (especially since the trip to Heber with my sistas. We (mostly meaning me) ate nonstop. When I got home I was feeling a little guilty and bloated. I decided to see if I could actually make it a week without sweets.  It took me several days to convice myself that I could do this. I did pretty well until day six, our family Easter party...not good timing. Well, five days was a record for me so I figured that was good enough. Who can say no to Hershey Easter eggs? After Easter was over, I did decide to be a little more conscious of what I was eating. I even took the left over Easter candy to work. I put most of it out for everyone to eat, but I kept one bag of Dove chocolate caramels in my overhead bin (I didn't say I was cured!). This was a real test of will power. The old me would have that bag gone on day one. I made it two days without touching them and then finally in a moment of weakness, I snatched one and opened it. I was savoring the creamy dreaminess when I noticed the message in the wrapper. Could this have been written for me?

So...that made me feel a little guilty. Of course, I hadn't promised myself that I wouldn't eat as many sweets, I just said I'd try harder. So I helped myself to another one and I was a little interested to see what the next wrapper might say...maybe something like, "Go Weigh Yourself". Luckily it wasn't quite that harsh.

I took the advise of the wrapper and didn't think about it at all as I ate five more.  :)


Ryan and Angie Dana Family said...

Haha, Gail your hilarious! I vowed at the age of.....0 to never even attempt such goals. But know I still support you without ever joining you in "self-control". :)

amywhoever said...

I love your chocolate story. I thought I was the only one in the family that was a chocolate lover. I read somewhere that it's a good idea like at work to keep the wrappers in sight right by your computer so you can see how many you have had. I tried that and decided that ALL the wrappers where just cluttering my desk. :-)

Susan said...

I love this post. Obviously your first piece of candy was supposed to be given away (or thrown away). Who cares about promises to ourselves anyway?

snakeriverwalton said...

I'm going to have go buy a whole bag of chocolates and eat them just so i can get at the wisdom in those wrappers! Great idea Gail!