Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Is there such a thing as too much chocolate?

I am afraid (yes I know, I know, it's chocolate) that I have to say a resounding YES! But only in certain circumstances including ones where will power is required to resist consumption and others where most of it (the chocolate rather than the will power) is actually Shannon's.

The Easter weekend has passed and we were, as usual, conservative with what we bought, perhaps knowing that the urge to indulge our beautiful children may be too much for others to bear. It was and they were, as usual, spoilt by those whose priviledge it is to do so! So, now we have a fridge full of chocolate and nowhere to keep the veggies. *sigh* The trouble is... will power is one of the last things on my list of self help requirements. In fact we can safely say I haven't even considered attempting to overcome my grossly obvious lack of it, after all you only live once.

Instead I have changed the way I shop (i.e. no chocolates, sweets, puddings or biscuits get bought so no will power required to limit my intake) and the way I think about food so that I feel more than a little self righteous about my healthy choices, rather than feeling sore that I am not indulging in my greatest fantasy: a chocolate eating marathon. Followed by my second: eat as many ribs as you can with chips on the side! Ok, I digress...

SO. Easter is over. The fridge is full of chocolate and somehow screaming my name. I am home alone.

*Who will even know?*

4 comments:

Clare said...

At least if you are home alone, no one will see you eating all of the chocolate (in the interests of making space for the vegetables of course!) xx

Mom de Plume said...

Indeed... I can always blame mice!

Sooze said...

The way I see it (which is how my bunny disappeared in a few seconds flat last night) is that once it is gone there is no longer the issue of temptation.....so get rid of it! (in the interests of eliminating temptation of course!)

Mom de Plume said...

hmm, and then go for a 20k run to remove the evidence???