A Love/Hate Relationship Story
It was January of 2012 when I took this picture. It was my attempt to say goodbye to my snacks and remember them as they were.
I can't believe all these snacks were ever in my house all at once for this photo op. In my defense, I did not buy all of those. Some had been given to me weeks prior for my birthday.
Skittles and I go way back...
I've tasted the rainbow a thousand times.
I didn't eat Skittles for nearly a decade!
In between time, I fell in love with peanut M&M's. From 1998 to 2000 (age 28 to 30) when I was in denial and thought I could still eat whatever I wanted, I ate them almost every weekday.
I worked at a job where my desk was the first one you'd see coming into the office. One of the guys that worked there kept a bowl on MY desk and filled it daily with peanut M&Ms. I didn't even like peanut M&Ms until I tried them.
I started eating plain M&Ms in 2004 when I was pregnant. About 16 weeks into my pregnancy, I craved plain M&Ms. I didn't even like plain M&Ms. I just wanted some. I did not go to the checkout line to get them. I went to the candy aisle and bought a big bag. This would be around the time that on my next appointment I had gained 25 pounds in one month. The same month I called to ask my mom how to make gravy and then ate the whole pot - like it was soup.
I only ate that one (giant) bag of M&Ms that month. I didn't buy them again until sometime in early motherhood. I kept them in the freezer because I only liked them teeth breaking cold. Yeah that happened once.
I had it bad for M&Ms. So breaking up with them in 2011 was a big deal. I wrote about falling off the wagon and inviting M&Ms back into my life a year and half later.
Something I used to love, but now hate again for the second time, SKITTLES.
I can't remember when I started eating them again, but they had become my go to travel candy. However, in 2013, Skittles changed the green flavor from lime to green apple. UGH!
M&Ms and I drifted apart. I'll taste one here and there but the spark is gone.
As for Doritos, they are still in my life. I had a bag yesterday. Stupid school lunch snacks.