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…but I ate them.

From time to time, my mother gets on this kick that my husband and I have an eating disorder. Fortunately, she hasn't brought it up in a long time, but I was thought about it the other day. A student of mine is in the Girl Scouts and asked me to buy some candy for her troop's fund raiser. I did and, for my $7, received ten quarter-sized peanut butter cups. Oh! I thought. Joe will love these! Peanut butter cups are his favorite candy and these are supposed to be gourmet.

Unfortunately for Joe, I had to travel with the debate team to a school about an hour from home. After twenty minutes in the car, alone with the box of peanut butter cups, I succumbed to temptation and ate the candy. First, I ate just one, but then I ate another. By the time I'd eaten eight, I was ashamed and ate the other two out of guilt.

No peanut butter cups for Joe. This wouldn't have been a huge problem, but I forgot to throw away the empty box and he found it a few days later. My secret is out. Maybe I do have an eating disorder. Egads.

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4 thoughts on “…but I ate them.”

  1. My definition of an eating disorder are those girls who say “Oh my, look at the time! I forgot to eat lunch!” Now, to me it makes perfect sense why you had to finish off those last two. But you made the cardinal mistake. NEVER EVER forget to get rid of the evidence!!! 🙂

  2. My definition of an eating disorder are those girls who say “Oh my, look at the time! I forgot to eat lunch!” Now, to me it makes perfect sense why you had to finish off those last two. But you made the cardinal mistake. NEVER EVER forget to get rid of the evidence!!! 🙂

  3. I have no idea whether you have an eating disorder, but I do know that the eating of gourmet peanut butter cups cannot be used as the food to determine such a condition. Because anyone in their right minds would do the same thing you did.
    Now, if it had been an entire box of, say, those giant chewy marshmallows shaped like peanuts, or those cheap Twinkies knockoffs rolled in coconut, or something equally repulsive, well then I’d say you might have a problem… 🙂

  4. I have no idea whether you have an eating disorder, but I do know that the eating of gourmet peanut butter cups cannot be used as the food to determine such a condition. Because anyone in their right minds would do the same thing you did. Now, if it had been an entire box of, say, those giant chewy marshmallows shaped like peanuts, or those cheap Twinkies knockoffs rolled in coconut, or something equally repulsive, well then I’d say you might have a problem… 🙂

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