Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's Come To This...

I looked at Scott across the table and pleaded, "You've got to help me."


He replied, "I will do what I can, but you have to find the strength within you...ask God to help. Admitting you have a problem is the first step toward recovery."

*CRICKETS*

Many long minutes later he pressed, "Are you willing to admit it now?  Can you say it out loud?"

Honestly?  No.  I'm not capable of divulging my faults to anyone other than God and Scott.  (Or my beloved Sunshine, my self-professed diet/nutrition/exercise expert.)  It requires heroics I do not possess, because at my core I'm rather a large wimp.

Thirty-four and a half years have I been in this world, and in all that time I've resisted.  Oh, there's been the occasional recreational use.  I probably enjoyed it more in my teen years than as an adult.  You know the song...be young, be foolish, but be happy.  

Party after party I've attended and completely abstained, never once giving it a second thought. Until now.

I have an addiction, people.  I'm either knock-knock-knocking on Heaven's door...or knock-knock-knocking on Betty Ford's.   I'm inclined to believe that either door would help me now.
Oh, Blue Bunny Peanut Butter Cookie ice cream...what you've wrought in my life.  You've taken an occasional ice cream imbiber and made her a full-fledged devourer of this icy cold treat.

I will never be the same again.

Please y'all...send help.  And please let it be in the form of a deliciously prepared spinach salad with balsamic vinegar dressing.  Because I need some nutrition up in here.  Or else it will be death by Peanut Butter Cookie ice cream.

But what a way to go...

34 comments:

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Deliciousness. I must try it.

That would be a great way to go. You know Scott (my Scott not yours) feeding me Peanut Butter Ice Cream in bed after a wild night of.....um dancing.

**sigh**

Kristina P. said...

Have you ever tried the Target brand Peanut Butter Fudge? Ripples and ripples of sugary peanut butter.

TattooedMinivanMom said...

I guess I probably shouldn't tell you how good that ice cream would taste sandwiched between two pb cookies huh?

Oh! What about nutter butters!

Katie said...

Oh goodness, I wish I could help but I'm an almost nightly icecream eater. I know, bad, right? I blame it on my upbringing! It was always available in the house and I saw my parents doing it. Can I blame it on a hereditary problem?

That blue bunny icecream looks delish! Good luck beating the problem, but if you can't, savor every bite. :)

Trish said...

and this is a problem?

Missy said...

Yum! I must try it now!

CaraBee said...

Ice cream is my weakness. I'm a Breyer's devotee, though. The simplicity of the Vanilla Bean. Throw a little chocolate syrup and a half dozen or so cherries on top and oh. my. goodness. I simply can't resist.

For the record: I have never abstained. If it's there, I eat it. (That's what he said. Oh my, that was bad.)

Heather said...

I have never tried this flavor. Nor will I now. I'm 'Just Saying 'No'". My parents would be proud.

Tony C said...

Very nice touch throwing in a link to nutritional info...190 calories per 1/2 cup! Dear Lord, giving me just 1/2 cup would make me mad, and a fat guy mad over ice cream is not a pretty sight. Trust me.

I'm a Edy's Spumoni junkie myself....see you at group.

Sun said...

Girl,
The first step is to ADMIT.
and you have done it. .
:)
ha ha.

I'll be expecting some of this blue bunny when I come to visit.. as far as the salad recipe goes.. call me. I'll give you some:)

love u!

Caroline said...

I see from the comments that not many people are willing to help you out of this crisis. I, however, your pregnant friend who was told by the doctor I needed to watch my weight will be glad to hold you accountable. Come on down to good ole NC and we'll work together on this "issue".

I'm not a huge ice cream person and frankly, with this pregnancy, I don't crave desserts. Clearly something is wrong. Maybe I'm not carrying a baby, but an alien!

Gina said...

See, now, This would have been SO much funnier if blogger hadn't given it away by showing me the picture on my home page....

jori-o said...

Oooh, I'll have to try it!

Kat said...

I am currently addicted to Weight Watcher's chocolate cookie dough sundae. I have to reserve 6 points for it each day. Because I need two. Yep. Need.

Waaaaayyy back when...I used to be addicted to Healthy Choice peanut butter cookie dough ice cream. It was amazing. But they stopped making it. Stupid butts.

Future Mama said...

haha, well that was well-said! I think you deserve an indulgence every now and then don't you ;)

I've never been a big ice cream fan-I know, I'm not human/ a woman. But I LOVE chocolate (NOT chocolate ice cream) I like cookie dough ice cream the most. I also like Popsicles and sherbet. Like how I'm just telling you everything I like? haha oh man! I ramble, sorry.

Visiting from SITS! I'm loving your cute blog design.

Bekah said...

true love waits

(yes, i did read this post)

Elena said...

Oh my, why do you do this to me??? Now I have to go to the store and buy some to try it. YUMMMY!!! LOL at Kat's "stupid butts" comment! That made my day.

Brandy said...

Abstain? Nope never did that. And that's why I got Jillian kicking my ass everyday now. (Okay not really everyday cause I'm a total slacker...)

Anyway, Edy's Thin Mint and Blue Bunny's Cookie Monster are truly addicting. Since I haven't tried BB's PB cookie I can't speak on that...but rest assured I will be on the hunt for it now.

Jen said...

Alas! I cannot help you as I have an supreme sugar addiction myself. Ice cream may not be my first choice (I'm more of a baked goods gal, chocolate varitey), but I'm happy to pass along what the nutrition expert at the YMCA tells me to try when sugar withdrawl sets in.
1. Eat fruit instead (um. . .fruit isn't chocolate. not.even.close).
2. Drink a glass of water (and that helps how?).
3. Go for a walk (ha ha ha ha ha ha ha).

Maybe those tips will work for you, but they are a clear fail for me.

Happy eating!

Doodles said...

From a recovering addict, I have found that if I make strawberry, blueberry (ours were fresh and we froze them) and bananas cut up and cover with vanilla yogurt it's healthy one two it covers the need I tend to have for something sweet and because I put the blueberries in still frozen it covers the need for something cold.

Now I do still have icecream occasionally but for my almost nightly need of a snack this fits the bill.. hope it helps (sorry about the spelling errors)

The Lucky Mrs. T said...

Oh I am so glad I came across your blog.

I too have a deep connection with ice cream - we are big Blue Bell lovers at my place.

Read your other posts, and can relate to many. Pretty in Pink and 16 Candles, must be watched every time they are on. They still crack me up.

Good memories and great posts!

Lauren said...

"say it out loud?"

Was that a bit of Twilight quoting? Is Scott a unicorn after all?

Umm...hi. I have never had that ice cream, but I must. Also...did you know we are having spinach salad with balsamic dressing for din din? Because we are.

Pinky Roth said...

Sounds yummy...so have some of it on hand when we come to visit at the end of the month, please!

Love,

Mom

eyegirl said...

I'm stopping by from Mama Kat's. I'd love to say that I've enjoyed your blog post, but sadly I think I've probably just aquired another vice that I really didn't need! :)

Jen said...

I am sorry I can't help you but I can totally join and enable you. ;)

Amy said...

21 days yo break a habit. That's all I know< if you really want to give something up you need 21 days to not eat it.

If you feel like it, OR, just eat it. :)

Genie Marie said...

I haven't had ice cream in months...literally...trying to loose baby weight ya know...Ric is loosing his baby weight too:) You seriously made me want to go get my shoes on and go get some of that...and it is 8:00 in the morning:)

Live.Love.Eat said...

LOL - cute! And I'm sorry for your problem. Thank God I don't have an ice cream addiction TOO. I have others I need to kick........ Now I understand your FB status I saw last night about Blue Bunny.

Melissa said...

Sorry. I would be an enabler. I'm addicted to Dove dark chocolate ice cream bars. It's not fair that the bad stuff tastes so good and the good stuff just tastes....well......aaaahhight.

Christina said...

LOL! Now I want ice cream...

Marrdy said...

Like I told Tiffany (with her recent Ice Cream indulgance while in AZ) put Poprs on it...it's fun and delish. Oh, you asked for help. Sorry, no help here, just encouragment!

Shannon said...

I'm an addict, too. Although I'll take it any way I can get it (that's what she said).

From the pricey Blue Bell... to the generic Publix brand... it's all good.

angie said...

It's a good thing they don't sell that around here. I eat far too much ice cream. I have a feeling I'd eat far, far, far, too much of that! :)

Aleta said...

OHhhh,, that's EVIL.... just plain evil to share that sight of Blue Bunny icecream with your blogger friends.. darn.. now you have me craving it.. grrrr