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.