Tara Goodman’s No More Potato Chips Diary

Tara G.’s No More Potato Chips Diary, Day 1: January 8, 1978 (Sunday)
Today I feel optimistic! I always do the first day I do this. I haven’t been counting, but I think this is at least the 50th time I’ve given up potato chips FOR GOOD.
This time I meant it, though. NO MORE POTATO CHIPS. Last night I had my Farewell To Potato Chips “last supper” and finished the huge bag I’d started just that morning. There’s still another bag (unopened!) waiting there. But it’s not for me. Not this time.
This time I’ll make it! No. More. Potato. Chips!!!
Love,
Tara G.

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Tara G.’s No More Potato Chips Diary, Day 2: January 9, 1978 (Monday)
Well, I made it through two whole days, and I’m feeling REALLY good about it! No potato chips since 11:59 p.m. the day before yesterday. I’m so proud!
To celebrate, I had three scoops of butter pecan ice cream with Hershey’s syrup, chocolate Redi-Whip (that stuff’s OUTTA SIGHT!), and a handful of purple Razzles. If there’s anything I’ve learned from doing No More Potato Chips, it’s that I can get through the first few days with little problem if I eat something sweet.
This is a journey of self-discovery!
Love,
Tara G.

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Tara G.’s No More Potato Chips Diary, Day 3: January 10, 1978 (Tuesday)
Today I gave in to temptation at school. It’s Sandy’s fault for sharing a HUGE bag of my favorites, Lay’s RUFFLES, in home-ec. She put them in a basket to be passed around the table, and when Marlene handed it to me so I could put some on my napkin, I couldn’t help it. I took one and put it in my mouth before I could stop myself!!!
I am a TOTAL WEAKLING. I can’t believe I already ruined No More Potato Chips.
I do NOT deserve to live.
Love,
Tara G.

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Tara G.’s No More Potato Chips (Yeah Right!) Diary, Day 4: January 11, 1978 (Wednesday)
I lied yesterday when I said I had ONE chip. Just like the Lay’s commercials say, you can’t eat just one. And I didn’t.
I figured I already ruined the day, so I filled my napkin with the biggest handful I could grab. Marni Grayson (anorexic skank!) gave me a dirty look, but there was no reason. It was a huge bag and there were PLENTY to go around.
Confession: After school I went back to home-ec and picked some chips out of the trash.
Love,
Tara G.

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Tara G.’s *No More* “No More Potato Chips” Diary!!!, Day 1: January 12, 1978 (Thursday)
OK, so I surrender! Like the old saying goes, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!” I am hereby OFFICIALLY going on record as saying that this is the LAST time I do “No More Potato Chips”, until further notice. I just can’t handle the pressure anymore! I love potato chips too much to give them up forever.
Today I’m officially starting my third annual “No More Ice Cream”crusade. It should be easy, since I really only eat it when I’m doing “No More Potato Chips”!
Love,
Tara G.!!!

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