Saturday, April 21, 2007

Red Vines

I have always had a thing for red vines, but lately they've become more like an addiction. I like to joke that my red vines are like cigarettes to a smoker. When Franny's behavior problems were the most severe, late last summer and into the fall, I'd grab a couple stale red vines and I guess chewing on them helped alleviate some stress. So now I've got a really bad habit of grabbing one out of the cupboard every time a situation arises with the slightest amount of stress: both babies are crying at once, Jack Bauer is trying to deactivate a bomb, I'm done eating breakfast... It really is out of control. I knew I needed to break this habit when I got through 2 lbs. of delicious red vines in one week! Two packs a week!? Ludicrous! So I gave them up cold turkey nearly a week ago. I only mention it here so that I have motivation to stick to my goal or else I'll have to admit defeat on this blog. Otherwise all that is keeping me from my chewy red vines is $1.24 and a trip to Wal-Mart.

3 comments:

Ashley said...

Oh man! I always knew I could win you over with a bag of Red Vines, but now it would be too mean. I guess I can always grab you a diet coke to keep you up past 9:00...

Melody Aanderud said...

You are killing me! Of all vices Red Vines has to be one of the best you can choose... wait, that's not helping! It's terrible, terrible!! That's my support, You can do it!

Katherine said...

I know what you're saying Melody, I mean- at least it's not See's chocolate or reese's peanut butter cups or Mugshotz ice cream... but are you hearing me? Two pounds a week! That's a lot of licorice!!

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