If You Were Going to Stress-Eat an Entire Bag of Something, What Would It Be?
Stress-eat: Eat or overeat as a means of relieving stress or anxiety, rather than from hunger. Oxford Dictionaries
Have you ever just had an exceptionally long day at work (#8HourConferenceCall) and you get home and you realize you didn't get a chance to eat breakfast and you wolfed down your lunch and you're exhausted and hungry and you really want a nap, but it sounds more fun to just shovel some food into your face to decompress. Yep! That was me. Tuesday afternoon. And you know what I did?
I ate an ENTIRE BAG of Dark Chocolate Chex Mix. Now, keep in mind that the bag was an impulse buy that I made when I stopped by the Price Less Foods on the way home from my exceptionally long day at work. I went to the store to buy some hamburger buns and French fries. I had burgers from Hillview Farms Meats thawing in the fridge and I needed some fixins to go with them. On my way to the cash register, I noticed they had these bags for just $1.67 a piece. There were four bags left, so, trying not to seem too greedy, I bought three of them.
When I got home, I honestly just wanted a bite or two. But, before I knew it, one bite turned into the live action version of the game Hungry Hungry Hippo and I quickly tore through the entire bag like a school of piranha ripping through a swimmer who jumped in the water unaware he had an open wound.
I shared my Chex Mix selfie (and I'll admit it looks like a profile pic on some creepy food fetish site) on my Facebook page and asked, "Is it bad to stress-eat an entire bag of Dark Chocolate Chex Mix? Asking for a friend who looks remarkably like me."
My friends were awesome, by the way. There was no judgment at all. LOL! In fact, I could've sworn I smelled some envy, but I can't be sure because I had a chocolate pretzel shoved in my nostrils.
Here are some of my favorite, affirming comments:
Lorena Watson- Chocolate is good for the heart- dark chocolate!
Shane Devon- Life life, sir! Live life.So
Amy Hoenicke- It does say "indulgent" on the bag.
Sonja Simpson Davis- I did the same thing with a bag of Chips Ahoy recently.
Shelley Hawkins- I stress ate choc covered pretzels the other night at midnight. I mean, a friend did.
Ashley Sollars- I totally understand. Hugs!
See, I am not alone! I know that you, like Ashley, understand. #Hugs
So, hit me. If you were going to stress-eat an entire bag of something, what would it be?
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