Thursday, June 08, 2006

Goody, Goody, Gumdrops

Usually when it is that TOTM, I'm ravanous for chocolate. Not this time. I wanted sugar, pure sugar. Or junk candy made out of little else I should say. Yesterday, I stopped at the gas station and decided to pick up a cold sandwich for lunch. With my sugar craving going full blast I casually walked past the candy aisle vowing to be strong as I picked out my turkey sandwich. Of course, the control was only momentarty as I turned right around and stared longingly for about 10 minutes at all the selections. Finally I caved and picked out some gumdrops. Haven't had them in awhile, thought I might have a few after lunch as a little treat. There were 4 servings in the bag, so I figured I'd keep them in my desk at work and eat them over the next week or two a few at a time. They were 59 cents or 2 for $1.00, so knowing I couldn't pass up a bargain and pay 9 cents more than I needed to for a bag of gumdrops, I had to pick out something else. Nevermind that I was actually paying 41 cents more for more of something I didn't really need in the first place. Tend to block out those kernals of truth during TOTM. So I added a bag of those orange slices that are also made of the sugary gelatin stuff, also four servings.

Yup, you guessed it. Downed both of those bags in one sitting after lunch.
8 servings of gumdrop like goodness. I really did enjoy every minute of it.

Nearly 24 hours later my digestive system is still gurgling in protest. UGH. I know better, I really do. Why, oh why, do I have to give into these cravings when I know how bad it is for me? At least it isn't something I do often. Maybe this little lesson will make it even less often - one can only hope to escape the seduction of the sugary nothingness that is the gumdrop.


Lelia said...


If it were me, along with the gumdrops ... there would be a bag of pretzels, a chocolate bar, Advil, & a DIET 7up : )

I just love the 'eye roll' when the cashier rings up the DIET soda with a counter of junk.

Cat said...

LOL I can so totally relate! :)