i've never had much of a sweet tooth. i don't really like cake or- gasp- cupcakes. usually the only "dessert" thing in our house is a bar of BT McElrath dark chocolate. what i do have is a salty tooth. i crave savory, salty snacky things. wheat thins, pistachios, oriental snack mix, tortilla chips, and my latest addiction- Cheez-its. i have zero self-control around Cheez-its. it started with a mid-afternoon snack emergency at work (random factoid- all items in our vending machines are kosher). i had forgotten how delicious Cheez-its were, and after a weekish i had zero change in my purse because i had given it all to the vending machine. so of course the next time i went to the grocery store, i bought a box b/c it's more economical and therefore smarter, right? wrong. if there is a box in the house or at work, it's gone within a day or two. i'm not saving money on Cheez-its, i'm just eating more Cheez-its.
i tried leaving the box at home and just taking a small portion to work with me. no dice- i get home and then eat all the Cheez-its. if the box is at work, there's no hope. how can i simultaneously allow myself a reasonable portion of Cheez-its while also protecting myself from what remains in the box?
well, i stumbled upon a solution and i'm quite proud of myself. recently at the grocery store i noticed a box of Cheez-its in small snack portions, like for kids' lunchboxes. so i bought a box and left it in the trunk of my car. now, if i am at home or work and want Cheez-its, i have to drag my lazy ass out to the alley/parking lot to retrieve a modestly-portioned bag from my car. folks, this has worked like a charm. i've had the box for weeks and have dipped into it maybe twice a week. it's a small victory in the grand scheme of things, but i'll take what i can get.