Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Woe to Peanut Butter M&Ms

Oh, cookies straight from the oven, how you tempt me. 

Oh, fluffy warm bread, how you beckon me.

Oh, brownies and cakes and candy bars, how you make me drool.

Oh, carbohydrates, I love you so.

Why do I want what isn't good for me?  Why do I crave the sweet, the gooey, the hydrogenated?  Why must I scoff at the green and leafy?  And turn up my nose at the vitamin-fortified?

Woe to you, peanut butter M&Ms, for diving into my cart this week.

Woe to you, box of day-old donuts.  You offer satisfaction at forty percent off.

Woe to you, most delectable ice cream.  Why must you always be on sale?  You exist solely to taunt me.

Oh, carbohydrates, I love you so.

Curse you, forty pounds, left over from pregnancy.  How I wish you would melt away into the abyss and torture me no more.  Curse you, oh slow metabolism, why must you be so thorough?  Why must every calorie I ingest fall captive to your evil plans?

Oh, sweet, horrible carbohydrates, if only I could blame you for all my troubles.  You are to blame.  You are a temptress, for a fact.  But the true culprit is me...and my lack of self-control.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."  Galatians 5:22-23a  (emphasis mine)

Looks like I have something else to work on.  Here goes....

Bless you, oh celery stick.  You're so nice

Bless you, oh broccoli.  Your miniature trees are actually quite cute.

Bless you, oh spinach leaf.....


  1. How is that my deepest, darkest secrets get so brazenly exposed in your blog posts? :) Love reading them, even if they seem to be a mirror to my own soul! <3

  2. Been having this internal conversation with myself too- much over food, but also over computer time. May I suggest this blog post?