I may have a problem.

Since I quit smoking years ago I have developed an oral fixation.  I constantly have gum or candy in my mouth.  99% of it is sugar free. 

The other day I picked up a bag of Crystal light chewy candy.  It is so good!  Like starburst but a little smaller.  Since I also have the worlds weakest teeth I do not chew it.  The only place I’ve seen it is Walmart.  So last night my husband and I drove all the way out to Walmart to buy me some.  They only had one little bag left, so I bought it!  Then I saw they had Crystal Light hard candy, Lemonade & Pink Lemonade.  So I bought it.  Then we went to Giant Eagle to buy pickles and I saw bulk Necco Wafers mini rolls!  I don’t know if I’ve told you of my love of the necco, but num!  So I bought some.  Then I saw Tootsie Roll Pop drops.  How could I resist that?  So I bought them.

Today I brought them all into work and set them down next to my other bag of candy, the Kroger Apple drops.


2010-05-26 11.46.25

hmmm, I wonder why I’m gaining weight instead of losing it?




I waws just looking through my footprints and someone stumbled upon this picture from 2008.  I had forgotten about it so I decided to repost it.  My beautiful daughter took this of one of her ratties.


Comments on: "I may have a problem." (0)

  1. The last time I was in Walmart looking at sugar free candy, an employee came by and pointed out all the new ones and told me her favorites.  She was so sweet. I like the Life Savers.  I tried the Sunkist candies but I thought the fruit flavors were weird.I think the rat is saying, “Hey, excuse me, would you mind unlocking this cage?” 

  2. I just discovered Crystal Light candies last weekend at Walmart, but I didn’t see the chewy ones.  I must look for them!  I like the strawberry flavor.  They shouldn’t be bad for your weight – the Necco wafers and Tootsies, now they might be the culprits!  I do remember reading that you like them.  Lucky for me, they were never something I liked!  The little rat is so cute!  I love his expression and posture!I’m hardly able to be online with this remodel work going on here.  My Internet is spotty, and I am struggling to keep up with work because of it, but I just have to check up on everybody!Take care and enjoy that candy!  Kathi

  3.  Better suckin on a candy than a smoke anyday. What the hell, a little treat, no worries. 

  4. Ahh well better that than smoking! You may have to wean yourself off so many sweets though. LOL! Just kidding. I like sugarless gum, and must admit I’ve become addicted to it. What a cute little rat!

  5. I’m a non smoker, but I used to snack on sugar free candy too, the sugar alcohol used to do a number on me. So, now I just do fruits and boring pretzel type snacks. That rat is cool, lookin. šŸ™‚

  6. that is the most hilarious picture! he just needs a little tin cup to rattle back and forth on the cage!

  7. I don’t like rats, but this one is cute cute cute. I wanna hug it.

  8. What’s the sweetener?  Putrasweet, er, aspartame by any other name, has been shown to cause weight gain, perhaps because one of the two amino acids that forms it is an excitotoxin. Nobody knows anything about Stupralose, er, sucralose – except that many sources say it’s made of a petroleum sugar.  I would say things like Xylitol and Mannitol might be safer, as they are “sugar alcohols”… I just stick with saccharin at home, but nobody uses it to make things (sugar-free candy or soda) anymore.

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