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My Nine Year affair with Mr. Twizzler


Monday, April 18, 2011

Some of you know that I used to be a smoker. I was a part time smoker, but still a smoker. I quit nine years ago. WOOHOO! I had made up my mind that I did not want to die from any disease caused by smoking. If any of you have struggled with this addiction, you know it is very hard to put down. I quit many times during my twenties and into my thirties. When I started to develop health issues - I knew I had to QUIT for life.

Well then I took up with Mr. Twizzler. He replaced the cigarettes. There is nothing like his strawberry kisses. He helped me give up the smoking. When I learned about nutrition, I knew again I had to change my ways (8 years ago).

Gradually I gave up him, due to the high sugar content,ect... although he was fat free.

Now and again I will pick him up and he will accompany me on the hour drive home from school, while I watch a movie, or even work on the computer. It used to be - I would kiss the whole bag away in a day.

My love affair with Mr. Twizzlers continued on and off for the past nine years. During very stressful times he became my companion. Now I have to let him go. I try very hard to eat only one portion at a time, but when I am stressed, I end up tossing an empty bag away.

These days I am grabbing an apple, a handful of carrots or taking a walk with chewing gum.

I love Mr. Twizzler, but he is NO good for my body and what I want it look and feel like.
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IUHRYTR 4/23/2011 10:04PM

    Good for you for stopping smoking. Wishing you the same success with the sweets. -- Lou

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WHGRN60 4/18/2011 10:12PM

    I never had a love affair with Mr. Twizzler, but we "hooked up" a time or six. My affair was with Ben and Jerry. But I'm happy to say I've moved on from them!

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THEADMIRAL 4/18/2011 7:28PM

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CBEVNOW 4/18/2011 7:15PM

    Good for you. emoticon
Caroline

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DIAMONDMAMA 4/18/2011 4:01PM

    Ah yes the great Mr. Twizzler! I also struggle with his, lets say sister, Swedish Berries. That bag is empty in no time! If you can quit smoking you can quit Mr Twizzler for good emoticon

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KRITTERKEEPERS 4/18/2011 1:45PM

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7PASTORMIKE7 4/18/2011 11:50AM

    Thank you for blessing us with your "PAST" experience ! It is so good you are looking ahead towards that prize of losing that weight and getting really healthy ! Apples are an excellent choice for a craving killer and I like the idea about chewing gum because that is what I do when I am out for a walk !

On to better health and a closer walk with our Lord !
Pastor Mike

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