A bag of nuts or a granola bar would have been a healthy choice, but my stomach cried out for chocolate, and told me it wouldn't be satisfied with anything else. I wandered up and down the candy aisle looking at the options, then turned the corner to the Easter candy section. Halfway down the display I saw 'it'--
the display of Cadbury Creme Eggs.
Cadbury eggs are one of my favorites. I love their combination of thick chocolate shell and gooey fondant filling. (Thank goodness they're only available part of the year.) Not only could I satisfy my craving in a marvelous way, I wouldn't have to spend a lot of money to do it. A sign on the shelf said that this week the eggs were on sale Buy One Get One Free.
I picked up two eggs and headed towards the register. As I walked I debated with myself. Even though I'd try and eat only one egg, I have terrible self control. I knew I'd end up eating both, then feeling bad. But on the other hand, I'd pay the same price whether I bought one or two. Shouldn't I try to get the most for my money? The debate continued the entire time I was waiting in line.
Right before I reached the cashier I figured out a solution. After I paid for the candy and received my receipt I turned to the woman behind me and handed her the egg, explaining she was helping me practice portion control, and quickly walked away.
Five years ago today: NOT America's Next Top Model