Monday, July 5, 2010
Hello... I know you greet a lot of people every day so I'm hoping you remember me. I'm the woman who came in, around 8:30PM with the 3 year old who had a full-blown tantrum in the middle of the store. Remember the little guy who screamed until the windows shook? Yeah... that's me. I brought him in, between tantrums, as a negotiation tactic, to reward him for SHUTTING UP FOR 5 MINUTES. He chose 2 Hershey's Bars, one for his sister and one for himself. As I stood there with him, I started thinking about how long it had been since I'd had a candy bar... a REAL candy bar... And it had been a long evening with my little... bundle of joy. I decided that if I was going to have a candy bar, I was going ALL OUT and I grabbed a Snickers. Yes, this would make me feel better. (and the Sour Punch Straws were for my husband because bad behavior loves company) We brought all of our goods to the counter and as you were checking us out, you quietly said "you're Dr. Hempel's wife, aren't you? I read your blog." For a moment, I wanted to explain to you that these weren't MY treats... I was buying them for someone else. (kind of like a 14 year old explains to her mother how she's holding the cigarettes in her purse "for a friend") But then I thought... what's the use? I'm busted. So I said yes, I am his wife... glad you read the blog... then we all watched Corbin have a come-apart because he couldn't have some Bug Juice and I hauled him out to the car.
I ate that Snickers and it was delicious. Afterwards, you came to mind over and over again. So I went to the gym tonight and worked out. The Snickers Satisfied and the workout expelled the sin. I hope you continue to read the blog... Tonight, YOU reminded me of what I needed to do. Thank you!!!
Dr. Hempel's wife
PS - the winner of the AMAZING Shake Weight is JILL! And I KNOW Jill!! Jill, email me at email@example.com with your mailing address and one Shake Weight will be on its way to YOU!
OH... and no exercise yesterday... so another giveaway...
Today I'm giving away a one-year subscription to Clean Eating magazine. Have you ever picked up one of these at the store? They are FULL of great recipes, ideas, and shopping lists. (love the lists...) Here's what you have to do to enter:
Answer the following question: Besides eating a candy bar, what do you do to let off steam when you've had a stressful day? ANY TIPS FOR AMY??!
Entries will be accepted through midnight on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Thursday, July 8th. Only one entry per person... and if you don't win, please refrain from eating any chocolate. Another contest will be coming along shortly and it's just not worth it.
Speaking from experience,