I really wanted to write something today, but all I can think about is this Chick-Fil-A frosted lemonade.
Sometimes I think maybe I should just write a blog about the foods I'm currently obsessed with since that seems to be at the top of my mind these days...or who am I kidding, all the days. It's just what I'm passionate about I guess. Deciding what I'm going to eat everyday is my all time #1 favorite hobby.
But I'm just kidding, don't go get one. Because now I feel sick and I'm wondering why I did that. WHY do I always do this to myself? I think about ice cream, debate in my head about getting ice cream, cave and get the ice cream, and then feel sick about it afterwards. It's a ridiculous problem.
A few weeks ago at Costco, I went down the frozen aisle. Checked the ice cream selection. Walked away. Came back and checked the selection again. Picked up a two-pack of vanilla ice cream. Put it in the cart. Then immediately put it back in the freezer. Left the aisle. Went to the front of the store to pay. Thought about all the things I could do with vanilla ice cream. Walked back to the frozen aisle. Picked up the ice cream again, and put it in my cart. And debated the whole walk up to the front if I should turn around and put it back. If I sound like a crazy person, it's because I am. I told John that story when I got home, and he didn't even blink because it sounds like totally normal behavior for me. Point is, I love ice cream, I'm obsessed, but hate how I feel afterwards. And I know it should only be an occasional thing, not a main food group. But I can't stop.
Then guess what coupons I got in the mail yesterday? Ice cream. Like a whole pamphlet of ice cream coupons. Ben & Jerrys, Talenti Gelat, Haagen-Dazs- you name it. I was like, "REALLY?!" (Looking up at the sky to God.) "How did this get in my mailbox?!" I was literally cursing that this would happen to me. I'm tempted to throw them away...but I know I won't.
I'm having a real battle right now with this. It's mostly been a life long battle, but the summer makes it especially hard. All I want is frozen treats. Ice cream, milkshakes, slushies, popsicles, etc. I even bought a popsicle mold to try and make 'healthier" versions of popsicles, but so far those have been a joke and taste sugarless, so I haven't been using it and instead indulging in one of the above listed sugary-filled treats.
And true story- I've gained almost 5 pounds since the beginning of summer. And I credit it 70% to all the peanut butter I've been eating, 5% to the fact that I am hibernating in the AC, and 25% on frozen treats. John said the nicest thing when I told him though, he said "maybe you just gained muscle?" HAHAHA! No. But how sweet right? (Reason #587 why he's the best.) But really, I know that a few extra pounds is nothing, and honestly I'm not worried, it will go back down, but it just reminded me how badly I've been eating this summer. I'm going to go ahead and blame it on the heat like every other problem I have right now. (Looking at you acne!)
Basically, I need to back off the sugary shit. And find something else to cool me down. Maybe I should just munch on ice cubes like Ted does. And no one even mention the "magic 1 ingredient ice cream" trick. THAT IS NOT ICE CREAM, THAT IS MUSHED BANANA. I've tried that twice now, which is one more time than I needed to.
Wait, I think I know what I'll use my coupon on now...
Because if you're going to eat bananas as ice cream, this is the way to do it. I give up.