I bought a box of Trader Joe's chocolate covered liquor cherries today. It's not unusual for me to have junk food in the house, and I eat it in moderation without a problem. These seemed like a really good choice. They're just under 50 calories each, individually wrapped, dark chocolate, intensely flavored... all things that usually enhance my self control. The box was bigger than I really wanted, so I planned to throw the leftovers out when I was tired of eating them.
The first one was fine. I savored it. I took my time. The second one I ate much more quickly. When I wanted a third one, not long after a delicious dinner, I knew I was in trouble. When I started rationalizing that there really weren't -that- many calories in the whole box, I tossed them in the trash and carted them down to the dumpster.
WTH? Too much sugar for me in the "liquor", maybe. On the bright side, I only ate two, and I know not to buy them anymore. Ommnomnom did not win tonight!