Clarice James

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Gummie-ing Up the Works

Perhaps you’ve already noticed. In addition to multiple brands of gummie bears, the chewy fad is growing–and they’re not just for kids anymore. Phew. Now I can stop stealing from my grandchildren. (Oh, gimme a gummie break, you’ve done it before, too.)

Whether you spell them gummi, gummie, or gummy, the cute little buggers are showing up everywhere. Covered with chocolate, frozen in Popsicles, decorating cupcakes, floating in punch, and even in cocktails.

Even the fashion industry has capitalized on this popular mammal by offering gummie designer t-shirts, pajamas, sweatshirts, leggings, belts, and spandex dresses. (You read that right.) You can accessorize with handcrafted gummie rings, earrings, necklaces, charms, luggage tags, hair clips, purses, and smart phone covers.

And if you feel the need to spread the gummie love throughout your home decor, you can do so with coffee mugs, pillows, mouse pads, and chandeliers. Yep. Chandeliers. (Check out Pinterest.)

However, I was the MOST excited I’ve been in years when the GB industry came up with a way for me to enjoy HEALTHY gummie eating. It’s the “Everything Gummie Bear Diet for Adults.” Simple, colorful, and happy. Now I plan my weekly menus in the vitamin and supplement aisle.

To meet the daily recommended allowances of vitamins and minerals, I fill a cereal bowl with these each morning:

  • gummie calcium bear for strong bones
  • gummie vitamin B12 bear to fight off anemia
  • gummie vitamin C bear to ward off colds
  • gummie vitamin D3 for strong bones and no rickets
  • gummie omega three (not sure what this does, but it’s cherry-flavored)
  • gummie bear multivitamin to cover what I might miss in the others

But that’s not all.

Worried about my heart? No problem; they’re are gummie fish oil bears. No kidding. For those nights I toss and turn, I have a supply of gummie sleep-aid bears. Although I find the absence of gummie stool softeners and laxatives suspicious, for good colon health, I just mix in a gummie probiotic and a gummie fiber bear.

Of course, since the main purpose of this diet is to lose weight, I’ve added the stimulant-free gummie hydroxicut bears to my daily regimen. And when I need more stimulants, I pop an energy (caffeine infused) bear.

To get yourself in the mood for this rigorous program click on this link to hear the Gummie Bear Song: Dance if you must. It will make you smile.

Today’s Scripture Verse: Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple. Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise.  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. ~ 1Co 3:16-19 (NIV)

PS: For those who are wondering, I still have a few pounds to go before I can fit into my new pineapple-flavored gummie spandex dress.

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