Sunday, August 3, 2008

M&Ms® are EVIL...a cautionary tale

I think I had to add eleventybillion points to my daily tracker due to the handfuls of M&Ms® I've eaten this week. And I wasted them on the plain M&Ms®...I don't even like the plain M&Ms®! I'm a peanut gal myself and I don't even bother to buy that kind because they'll be gone so fast, I'll put myself in a sugar coma!

I bought a bag of M&Ms® to help bribe entice my middle child, Emmy, to read, practice her speech, clean her room, etc. I tucked them away in a cabinet and was NOT tempted to go in there for a taste at all! I'm serious! Well, last weekend the hubby was cleaning up the house while we were playing the weekend away with my Mom (I consider that a fair trade, don't you?!). To make the kitchen appear more esthetically pleasing, he emptied the M&Ms® into a pretty glass container on the COUNTER!

This is where my evil theory comes in...they started calling out to me, "Kelllllly, look how yuummmy we look...we taste even better!" I think I was able to resist for 1 day...and then the subliminal messages took hold; every time I entered the kitchen, I HAD to grab a handful to accompany me on my journey. I took to cutting through the kitchen to go places that didn't require a kitchen cut-through! Needless to say, the M&Ms® have been eradicated from our homestead via my gastrointestinal tract. And all I'm left with is guilt and a growing waist line...So if you choose to go down the same path as me and just pick up one, little, itty-bitty, no-harm-done bag of M&Ms®...beware they're EEEVIL!!


By the way...I googled "M&Ms" for pictures, and now I'm really convinced they're trying to take over the world...there actually are a couple M&M® "worlds", you can custom design M&Ms®, and you can become an M&M®! I think Mars needs to send me some more M&Ms® since I dropped the name twenty times in this post...no, wait, don't! I'm dieting remember?! Psst!...Mars executive marketing director, remember I like the PEANUT ones!









7 comments:

Missy said...

Too funny & so true! M&M's are the devil!!!

Jen said...

Darned chocolate. It calls to me too. When I am in need of a fix, I steal some of the chocolate chips and put them on a spoon of peanut butter. Mmmmm, heaven on a spoon.

BTW, I am glad that you stopped by and I am glad to "meet" you. Your blog is nice.

Hippie Family... said...

I had some m&m's made for a baby shower, different colors and sayings... they were an ARM AND A LEG and there were not many in the bags and I had to go to the store and buy more for the shower.. they are evil!!!

Angie said...

Ok, I was seriously laughing so hard at this post, because it sounded like something I almost wrote last week. I agree 100% that M&M's are the devil. (But I love them SOOOO much)

Kelly said...

I think the subliminal messages are getting to my husband now...he bought a 56 oz bag of M&Ms from Costco today...I am in so much trouble!!

Kat said...

I started a "plan" this morning. But I couldn't begin until today because there were still M&ms in the house. And brownie mix. I wonder how much weight I gained over the weekend so that I could start today?!

Sara said...

Yes, me too.. I can't even keep m&m's in the house, because I eat them ALL, even have 'stolen' them from my kids easter baskets..