The Rebound King

It happened innocently enough:

Today, on my way to Subway—where, like Jared, I can be found buying low-cal lunches—I ducked into the grocery store. I wanted to get some snacks for the Coyotes game for me and my wife. Deciding to bag Subway, I grabbed a sandwich from the grocery deli and cruised over to the Easter candy discount rack.

You can probably see where this is going.


Impulses beyond my control took hold. My brain went blank. Next thing I knew, I was looking down into my bag at candy-type snacks for the game plus:

  • 4 Cadbury Creme Eggs (1.2 oz)
  • 8 Reese’s Reester peanut butter bunnies (1.2 oz)
  • 4 Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (1.2 oz)
  • 4 Hershey’s solid-chocolate bunnies (1.2 oz)
  • 4 Reese’s Pieces Pastel Eggs packs (1.5 oz)

This blog apparently brought to you by Hershey. Sorry, Dad. (Dad worked for Mars for most of his career.)

I justify my purchase by telling you that I saved 75%. But I know there’s no explaining this away.

See, I’ve done this before—worse than this, actually—in the days right after Easter. But I vowed this year was going to be different. Oops.

My little stunt brings to mind two concerns:

  1. I’m still not over my chocolate addiction.
  2. I’m liable to rebound from my hard-earned weight loss at any time.

Instead of having a moment or two of weakness, I’ve been having a week or two of weakness. My will power and determination that were so good while I was good are nowhere to be found now.

If anyone finds them, please place in the nearest drop box, care of Matt Morgan.

2 thoughts on “The Rebound King

  1. I went to CVS today to buy a couple of personal care items. They also had discounted Easter candy. I don’t think I need to say more. :-(

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