I rarely eat chocolate these days, and when I do, it’s a special treat. One of my students gave me a whole box of Lindor and I made it last for almost two months.
For me, the key to moderating my consumption was to pay attention to my diet and keep track of what I eat. In order to eat less fat, I had to eat treats like chocolate very sparingly
I also try to buy fair trade chocolate whenever possible – more expensive, but worth it and I savour every bite.
I persevered to the end of my chocolate fast. Despite the one little ‘cheat’ midway through, I did really well. Today, I broke my fast with a peanut butter O’Henry bar.
Now, I need to think about setting reasonable limits for chocolate in the future…
Since my run-in with the O’Henry bar last week, I’ve been very good. Also, 5 more days and I’ll be able to start eating chocolate in moderation. I’m very excited!
Bought my monthly subway pass today. Got $1.25 back in change. Bought an O’Henry bar.
Good thing I’m taking this chocolate thing ‘one day at a time.’ Tomorrow will be a better day.
Tomorrow, no chocolate. Argh!
I’ve survived an entire week without chocolate!
I’ve gotta say, though, life is a bit sad without chocolate. I never realised how much I use chocolate to reward myself, to lift my mood, to brighten my days.
That’s a little bit pathetic, acutally. I need to find other ways to bring sparkle into my life! lol
It’s fruitless to give up chocolate forever so instead, I would like to eat less of it. I went to Switzerland over the holidays and came home with bags of Swiss chocolate. Sadly, I fell into a daily chocolate habit that I’m struggling to break out of.
To start, I’ve decided to go cold turkey for 21 days. No chocolate for 21 days, and after that (March 14) I’ll decide on a reasonable weekly limit.