This past Sunday, I got on the scale for my naked weekly weigh-in and discovered that shockingly, I was 6 pounds away from my pre-baby weight. And then, like a message from the universe came the Special K commercial for its lose up to 6 pounds in 2 weeks diet. So Monday I started it. The version with dehydrated strawberries is yummy but I can't get past the memory that this is one of the only cereals I was allowed to eat growing up. And Rice Krispies. Basically, stuff with no sugar. Once a year I was allowed to choose a sugar cereal when we went to the lake house for a week. But only if we had invited guests and my folks didn't want the visiting kids to be miserable.
I remember the first time I went grocery shopping by myself in college. While reaching for the Special K, I realized I could buy whatever I wanted and decided to try Capt'n Crunch. So good.