I wanted peanut M&Ms today

  • Timbales

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    Jul 08, 2008 11:02 PM GMT
    I had a massive craving for peanut M&Ms. I wanted the crunchy, sweet shell and the soft chocolate combined with the meaty bite of peanut.

    I stood in front of the vending machine at work, looking at the $1.35 'Tear & Share' sized bag thinking "Who really 'tears & shares'? You know you'll eat the whole damn bag, all - 500? 750? 1000 calories? on your own, not to mention the carbs and fat.

    They were taunting me, I could hear their little candy voices "Eat me, Tim. You know you'll like it". The blue ones are whores especially "I'll melt in your mouth, Tim..."

    I didn't eat them. I drink a glass of water and went back to work.
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    Jul 09, 2008 2:15 AM GMT
    God they sound good. Stop it Timberoo, stop it! I now have this insatiable need to attack the Skippy peanut butter with a spoon!

    I better go to bed soon before I turn into RJ's version of Porky Pig.
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    Jul 09, 2008 2:28 AM GMT
    I had a bowl of ice cream tonight. Caramel Tracks mixed with double churned Chocolate, slathered in Cool Whip. Oh and I ate a cookie with it.

    No guilt.

    (I ran extra far in the upper 80s heat/humidity this afternoon, that justifies it right??? icon_wink.gif )
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    Jul 09, 2008 2:35 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidI wanted the crunchy, sweet shell and the soft chocolate combined with the meaty bite of peanut.


    Someone's been watching the Food Network. How they can rhapsodize over that stuff just amazes me.
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    Jul 09, 2008 2:52 AM GMT
    Peanuts, raw
    0.25 cup
    36.50 grams
    206.96 calories

    Density World's HealthiestFoods

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    vitamin B3 (niacin) good
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    Jul 09, 2008 4:20 AM GMT
    I had a breakfast bar and was full of guilt ..LOL
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    Jul 09, 2008 4:25 AM GMT
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    NO!!!!


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    YES!!!!
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    Jul 09, 2008 4:30 AM GMT
    Nah... I prefer to end the day with a chilled plate containing:
    one tablespoon of dark chocolate m&m's
    one tablespoon of dried blueberries
    two tablespoons of raw almonds
    one glass of red wine

    The trick is to keep a time-delay circuit on the cupboard door, so that it's only open for 10 seconds per day, preventing you from going back for seconds.
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    Jul 09, 2008 5:12 AM GMT
    ....................................Reeses pieces
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    Jul 09, 2008 5:20 AM GMT
    Tim, have them.

    I had a king-size bag today. I'm sure they'll kill me in the end.

    When my grandfather was nearing the end of his life after 60+ years of a two-pack cigarette habit, drinking whiskey and water, indulging in starchy, greasy foods and at least one Three Musketeers bar a day, I'm convinced he could have lived much longer than the 90 years he finally, mercifully expired at.

    His end was horrible. Died in surgery to fix a broken hip, under anesthetic.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 09, 2008 11:08 AM GMT
    I can't. I'm trying to be good and drop some more weight before my trip to England.
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    Jul 09, 2008 6:17 PM GMT
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    NO!!!!



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    Jul 09, 2008 6:27 PM GMT
    They're now making Almond M&Ms. Really good.
  • fitnfunmich

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    Jul 09, 2008 6:40 PM GMT
    Ok so I'm curious, Timberoo: Do you now congratulate yourself for resisting the temptation, or do you regret not having indulged?

    Personally I'm a big believer in listening to your body (within reason...), including cravings. So I think you probably should have eaten the damned Peanut M&M's and forgot about it. Afterall, they are likely the healthiest choice in the vending machine anyway, and as long as you don't make a daily ritual out of it I don't see the harm.
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    Jul 09, 2008 6:41 PM GMT
    OMG! I so wanted a bag of Peanut M&Ms here at work this morning too. I know that taunting feeling...grrrr!
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    Jul 09, 2008 8:23 PM GMT
    I'm the world's biggest fan of dessert! I'm a firm believer that you should eat sweets and then eliminate the effects of the calories and fat using only the power of your mind...

    ...And my BF thinks I'm the devil.
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    Jul 09, 2008 8:34 PM GMT
    hafakasi said

    ...And my BF thinks I'm the devil.


    Good thing you're cute!! I'd cuttabitch too!! HAHAHAHAHA!!
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    Jul 09, 2008 8:36 PM GMT
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    Who wants to be my bowl? Melts on your abs, not in your hand. icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 09, 2008 9:35 PM GMT
    I like this better myself:

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    I like M&M's but without the peanuts. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 09, 2008 9:45 PM GMT
    I have to say, I never used to like peanuts. But, I've read (like Caslon's post says) that they are really good for you. Now I love them and I'm not sure why.

    But, I put them in my stir-fry for dinner, have apples with natural peanut butter as snacks, and put them in my salads at lunch. They're great. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 09, 2008 9:52 PM GMT
    Like the old joke says:

    Is it true that if you eat nothing but skinless chicken breast, raw vegetables, and whole grains that you'll live longer?

    No, it'll just seem like it.
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    Jul 09, 2008 10:17 PM GMT
    Psssh! Amateurs. It's perfectly alright to have a nice, healthy relationship with your favorite candy...so long as you also have a nice, unhealthy relationship with a toilet bowl and the back end of your toothbrush.

    But seriously, though...I chew gum perpetually, and it seems to help the cravings.
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    Jul 09, 2008 10:24 PM GMT
    DAMN you all to hell.icon_evil.gif I ended up buying the Almond M&M's for my mid-afternoon snack.
    Pro: fewer calories than other varieties
    Con: fewer pieces! and less weight than other varieties
  • Timbales

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    Jul 09, 2008 11:14 PM GMT
    fitnfunmich saidOk so I'm curious, Timberoo: Do you now congratulate yourself for resisting the temptation, or do you regret not having indulged?

    Personally I'm a big believer in listening to your body (within reason...), including cravings. So I think you probably should have eaten the damned Peanut M&M's and forgot about it. Afterall, they are likely the healthiest choice in the vending machine anyway, and as long as you don't make a daily ritual out of it I don't see the harm.


    That's my problem, once I cave in I'll want them daily. If they had the little Halloween fun sized bags it wouldn't be too bad, but they don't. I have little self control once food is sitting in front of me or in my general vicinity. I've called people in other departments when a vendor brings in donuts to get rid of them faster.
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    Jul 09, 2008 11:16 PM GMT
    If I dip my double stuffed oreos in skim milk, its better for me, right?