Day’s Verse:
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
Romans 3:23-24

Fan MovementCharles River Labs celebrates Halloween with chocolate. In fact, the last month has proved a slowly increasing chocolate-and-miscellaneous-candy bonanaza in anticipation of today. Walking through the cube farm, I inevitably see somebody munching a Crunch bar or Butterfingers. Passing the receptionist, I see M&Ms; and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups slowly vanishing. I myself have contributed to the demise of dozens of small chocolate bars; I have a particularly difficult time resisting Milky Way and Snickers bars, although Peanut Butter Cups do tend to set my mouth watering as well.

All that is well and good, until I find myself scorning my delicious salad (really! I like my salads! I put cranberries, walnuts, and fetta cheese on it, only lightly seasoning it with raspberry viniagrette dressing, and it is quite tasty) in favor of a chocolate bar. If you followed me around today, you would have seen me struggling with myself every time I passed a cache of chocolate: I would look and walk by, or mayabe even walk up to it and look in, then wrench myself away. I even once opened a small bag of M&Ms; and actually taped it back closed, forcing myself to eat my carrots.

Carrots, incidentally, have almost no protein. Ian and I calculated that to eat 1 oz (28 g) of protein, you would have to eat 300 servings of baby carrots at 9 carrots/serving. Since one serving also contains 290% of your daily vitamin A, I have the feeling the vitamin A would kill you before you got all that protein. Also, I am supposed to consume 6 oz of protein a day. If I tried to do that through carrots alone, I would probably die with orange-tinted skin.

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