My name is Fiery Ewok and I am addicted to hershey chocolate bars. The plain ones.
About 10 years ago, shortly after the birth of Punkin #2 I decided to go sugar-free. Gave it up completely. As much as could be removed from my diet without having to bake my own bread. A bit crept into my food in the form of the sugar they put in ketchup, bread, hot dogs- that sort of things. But not treats: candy, cake, donuts, etc... And in a word- it was HELL. Seriously hard. People looked at me like I was demented. It just isn't done. Not eating sugar is almost as unAmerican as being an atheist.
Picture this. Homeschooling, non-sugar eating, non-spanking and an atheist. Talk about a minority. People react so oddly when you say you don't eat sugar OR let your kids eat sugar. They act like it is a form of child abuse.
And you would be shocked at the number of people that try to slip it to my kids when I'm not around. Even my fundy neighbor. ARGH!!!!! What kind of message does that send??? Here, you can have some sugar just don't tell your Mom, it will be our little secret. WTF
After 9 years of this. NINE LOOOOONG years. I cracked.
It was christmas time and I couldn't take it anymore. I was sick of saying no to all that stuff that I adored as a kid.
See me and christmas for a partial list of my favorite christmas goodies.
After 9 christmases of "no thank you" I broke down. And I ate and ate and ate. I think I finished off 2 cake pans of homemade fudge by MYSELF!!!!! Oh God it tasted SOOOO good. I decided I was only going to "fall off the wagon" for the 1 month. And January 1, I was back on the "no thank you" sugar band wagon.
And it lasted until about 1 month ago. Burnout had been rearing it's ugly head here and I've got it bad.
I know I'm burned out. I just don't know how to fix it.
I broke down. First it was just desert pizza at Pizza Ranch. To DIE for.
Now it's hershey chocolate bars. I didn't even like them as a kid. I was more into Twix or Carmello or 100 Grand bars or Almond Joys.
But now. OMG. Hershey chocolate bars are like an orgasm for my mouth. Seriously. I put in a square and it is sooooo heavenly.
Curse Walmart for selling 6- 1.55 oz bars for $2. TWO DOLLARS!!!!! Oh so affordable even on our crap budget.
Do you know why I know it is exactly 1.55 oz per bar? Because I've got a wrapper in the garbage next to me.
So- My name is Fiery Ewok and I am addicted to hershey chocolate bars. The plain ones.