Mother Dear sent me an email on Friday that had me laughing. Eight years ago while other college kids were drinking their weight in beer, Mother Dear and I gained our "Freshman 15" in food. Here's a note she sent me the other day…( and yes the photos are of Matt, when we went to visit the Ben & Jerry's factory last fall)
So, I just discovered that our cafeteria sells
these little 3.6 oz cups of Ben and Jerry's ice cream. In case you
need a point of reference, there are 16 oz in a pint, so this is a
quarter pint, or one scoop (really about the size of a kid's scoop). It
comes with a two inch spoon tucked under the cap. They only have two
flavors, but one is mint chocolate cookie and really that's all you
On the one hand, it's better than actually eating a whole pint or even half pint of ice cream . . .
On the other hand, at $2.06, it's very tempting to
eat one every day. It just screams: "look at me; I'm just a little
teeny tiny cup. All you had for lunch was a salad. What harm could I
possibly do to you, what with my little thumb-sized spoon. I'm just a
little afternoon refreshment. There are probably more calories in your
salad dressing. I'm no bigger than a pack of gum. You can buy me and
put me right in your pocket; you don't even need one of those cafeteria
boxes. I'm right here by the register. Just BUY ME! "
I'm not writing for advice. I'm writing to let
you know that by the end of the summer, you might not recognize me
because I will be the size of a person who is my size plus however much
weight one gains when one eats 3.6 oz of ice cream every single day.