Thursday, October 22, 2009

No willpower

Super-size m&m's XXL
Originally uploaded by bettybl
I've aways wanted a candy jar on my desk to fill with M&M's, but I can see now it would be a bad idea.

Initially, my reasoning for avoiding it was that, years ago, a friend of mine had such a jar on her desk at work. I don't remember what she kept in it, but it was always depleted rapidly by co-workers. I didn't want to buy a bunch of candy just to have everyone else eat it.

As it turns out, my coworkers aren't the ones I should be worried about.

Yesterday while I was at CVS getting Excedrin, I also picked up a big 12.6 oz. bag of Peanut M&M's for myself. Supposedly it has eight servings inside, but I'm not sure it's going to last me half that. So, not only would my unchecked consumption make my candy jar initiative costly, but since each serving of M&M's (which I'm effectively doubling) has 220 calories and 17% of one's daily fat intake, it could also proove debilitating.

P.S. I wish they didn't make blue M&M's.

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