Normally I'm a very "stick to your beliefs" kind of a person. But I recently made a decision that went against everything I knew and trusted in. I was trying to be a risk taker, part of the 'in' crowd, trendy if you will. And I can now share with absolute certainty, that you have values for a reason -- they should never be put aside just to be "cool".
I just didn't think the consequences would be that great. I thought I would just try it once, because so many other people like it, and then I wouldn't have to do it again, or I might even like it, and it might even be good for me!
I bought banana walnut oatmeal squares. From Costco.
I don't know what on earth possessed me but it had to have been evil. I have known for more than twenty years that bananas are a plague. They contaminate everything they come in contact with and thus can only be eaten by themselves and then disposed of immediately and far from your vicinity or they continue to contaminate from the grave! Nuts also are of a contaminatory nature and should be eaten alone as well (if not covered in chocolate). They should never be anywhere near something as precious as a brownie and trail mix is pushing it. (On a more personal note, walnuts are my least favorite nut.) Again. What was I thinking?
Here's what happened. First, since it was Costco, the offending oatmeal squares were packaged with similar oatmeal squares with chocolate chips. Who doesn't want those? Second, I rationalized how healthy oatmeal is for you especially when paired with a nut, because as I've recently learned the good things in oatmeal combined with the good things in nuts creates the entire spectrum of good proteins you need to fight things like bad cholesterol and all those other things. And then my kicker thought was, "really, how bad could these things really be?"
Then yesterday I ate one. And they were everything I imagined they would be. Now I have like 20 more to choke down. These things better be damn healthy for me.