Ok, I confess. I ate a lot of graham crackers today. Being a nurse, I am trapped for 13 hours at a time in a small area with tiny little packets of various types of crackers. Plus, cute little tiny tubs of peanut butter. mmmmmmmm...... I had noticed several weekends ago that the graham crackers seemed to be calling me from their little baskets, or drawers, or countertops, wherever they were randomly strewn, calling to me to "have one! we are harmless...such a small package, have oooonnnneeee!" Being a nurse, I first became a little concerned. Why on earth did we have talking graham crackers in a hospital for crying out loud!? This could frighten the patients. I was able to "just say no" for a while. After all, if the freshly baked cookies put out for the new mommies and their guests didn't get me, why would little vocal packages of graham crackers! Well, one day, two Saturdays ago to be exact, when I was experiencing a helluva weight loss plateau to begin with, the stress became too much for me. I gave in to the graham. After all, we give them to our diabetic patients as a "healthy" alternative to cookies. It is a harmless, nay, acceptable snack! Well, don't you believe it. One miniscule package of talking graham crackers leads to another package, then another, and pretty soon, you need a milk, then, you add peanut butter, which is after all a protein. One thing leads to another, and before you know it, every time you go to work you are bombarded by noise from the graham cracker packages. "You're baaaack!" "What a reliable idiot, uh, friend, you are!" "We are harmless little healthy snacks! Eat up!" and on and on and 0n and on it goes! Then those little styrofoam cups of ice cream enter the conversation and you arrive home at 8 oclock one night in a fog of sugar and fat, having gone from harmless, wholesome snacks to the evils of a food with "cream" in it's name. And you have spiraled out of control. You are now in need of an intervention. The plateau has gone, but if I can't beat my newest addiction, it may return. Beware the graham cracker.