The Great Peanut Butter Watch of 2010: Update 4

I disgust me….I am disgusted by me….I disgust myself. I purchased a jar of peanut butter FOUR days ago and this is how much is left:

I don’t know what to say…I have nothing to say. I suppose you can ask “why don’t I just not buy peanut butter?”….and it is a valid question but I want to learn self control (to date, a complete failure). So, the genius in me devised a plan to help me control my peanut butter addiction:

Applying my expert skills, I tore out two pages from a Victoria Secret catalogue and taped it to my jar of the peanut butter. I chose the tummy because of my mini-earl and I chose the back because I can’t stand back-fat (even though the chick is terribly shapeless). Anyhoot, so whenever I open to my cupboard in an attempt to reach for the peanut butter, I will see this. Let us pray that it works.

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The Great Peanut Butter Watch of 2010: Update 3

The update is…is that I haven’t had peanut butter in over a week. I’m craving it now. I damn well remember that I forced my hand inside the jar to scrape out the last bits of that peanutty goodness….but I still searched my cupboards yesterday juuuuuuuuuuust in case there was a jar.

need….peanut butter….now….

I guess I could go ahead and answer the question of why I just don’t take my ass to the supermarket to get some…the answer is simple, I’m carless for the moment and if I ride to the store, I’m 98.2% certain that my bike will get stolen (and yes, I have a bike lock).

The Great Peanut Butter Watch of 2010: Update 2

Tomorrow will make a week since I bought my current jar of peanut butter….and its not done! I am about halfway through. I ate a scoop today (I was hungry) and will prob make a smoothie with it tomorrow (cuz I’ll need something to keep me sane tomorrow).

Some may ask “how about you just don’t buy peanut butter?”. But I’d really rather have it around me so that I can learn to resist the temptation.

The struggle continues.

Dani Hearts Cereal

I’m also addicted to cereal….it really is the world’s most perfect food: its got everything your body needs in one bowl (or, if you’re like me) or a mug. I can (and have) consumed cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. My favs are Banana Nut Crunch, Post Honey Bunches of Oats, and Kellogs Cocoa Krispies. The problem is, as I was explaining to Amanda yesterday, when I eat, my mind thinks its the last thing I’ll ever eat (like back in caveman days) so I gobble shit down without thinking …its really quite sick; I have been known to eat a box of Cocoa Krispies in 1.5 days (again, don’t judge me).

So, to take control of my cereal habits, I stick to buying boring-ass cereal…that way, I really only eat what I need and not what I want. Right now, I’m eating Special K Protein Plus. It tastes quite good and it actually fills me. Most important, its helping me with my cereal portion control. Once I think I have my habits under control, I’ll buy one of my favourites and see if I can keep it together.

I saw a good post on this blog about how to choose a cereal.

The Great Peanut Butter Watch of 2010: Update 1

After not having peanut butter for 1 week, I bought my favourite brand (Skippy’s Extra Chunky Reduced Fat Peanut Butter) on Tuesday and had a peanut butter and banana smoothie. I resisted yesterday but I succumbed today and had a tablespoon as a snack.

Bless me.

Peanut Butter Fren-tervention

Yesterday, I confessed to my friends the extent of my peanut butter addiction: I consume (roughly) a jar a week. How is it possible to eat a jar a week? It is really easy actually: besides my peanut butter smoothies and peanut butter spread on pita bread, if I ever want a snack, I (literally) gouge out the jar with a tablespoon and eat.

Alas, it is no wonder my gut, whom I affectionately refer to as Earl, isn’t going anywhere and my wobbly-bits are still present. As my friends made me realize just how ridiculous my peanut greed was, we set a goal of eating only half a jar of peanut butter a week…and work my way down from there. I haven’t had peanut butter in about 5 days (only because I haven’t been to the supermarket) but when I do buy, I’ll be on a peanut butter watch.

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Calorie Update: My Tea Addiction

Previously, I posted that I was addicted to tea but that I wasn’t sure how many calories were in my cup of tea. So I finally measured my sugar and evaporated milk consumption and, per cup, I consume a total of 97 calories (give or take a few). Not as bad as I thought!