Monday, April 09, 2012
Those little bastards are my kryptonite. Seriously. I wait all year for Easter ONLY because I get Cadbury Eggs. Darn my advanced couponing skills...I ended up with 20 of them this year...for free. So YAY for anything I get for free, but couldn't it have been rice cakes or baby carrots?? :) I LIKE other candy...a fresh Peep, jelly beans, various chocolate eggs...but I can walk away from them. I'm fairly certain that Cadbury's secret ingredient is crack, and I'm reporting them to the FDA for mislabeling nutritional info when I get a chance. :)
Anyhow, I've been strong. I hid them in the very back of my closet in a storage tub (with all of the other Easter candy), underneath several other tubs and somehow managed to forget about them...until we put together the Easter baskets on Saturday night. I got a jolt from them when I picked them up to "basket" them...I can only imagine that this is how heroin addicts feel when they are holding the drug in their hand. I honestly had a hard time sleeping because I knew they were in the living room BEGGING me to eat them. But I abstained...because it was midnight and I knew that eating one would give me a terrible stomach ache. I looked away from them all morning when the kids were abusing their candy baskets...literally. I couldn't make eye contact. The day wore on and on until last night...when I gave in. I went easy on my meals yesterday because I knew at some point on Easter...I was going to eat at least one Cadbury Egg.
After dinner...my time had come. I ate a Cadbury Egg. And it was amazing...well worth waiting all year for. It was so good, that I decided to throw my caloric range out the window for the day and eat another. Somehow, the second one didn't taste as good. It was too sweet, and I felt sick halfway through it. Like a true addict, I finished it anyway...and had a 2 hour stomach ache as my reward. I felt guilty for eating them, and was sure I had blown my calories for the day...until I logged them this morning. Do you know that those two eggs only had 300 calories...in both??? I was SO sure that they must have had at least 500 each because they are so delicious...but no. 300. And I still came in under calories...on a candy-centric holiday. *breathes giant sigh of relief*
Yet another lesson re-learned (at least for me). A little "naughty" every once in a while is not the end of the world...it's just a little naughty. Life does not end, I don't gain 50 lbs from it, etc. So in the end...I'm glad I ate my eggs yesterday. For one thing, I no longer feel like I'm crawling out of my skin at the thought of them. More than that, I remembered...there is no harm in having a little fun with my food every now and then. :)