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Hi, my name is Lois and I'm a chocoholic!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

I've failed...I sit here eating this stupid "fun size" Halloween candy and can't stop. "Fun size?" For who?! I'm not having fun! I was hoping I had more self control with this stuff...but once I start, I can't stop. I think I have to get strict with myself again. I slacked off and started allowing myself to have a treat here and there, but then I just get altogether careless and by evening time, my calorie intake is shot.

I need to get a grip! The chocolate is not going to satisfy anything. I need to turn to other things to fill the needs, food won't do only leaves me feeling defeated and guilty.

I've made myself sick on chocolate tonight...but tomorrow is a new day.

The first step is admitting I have a problem, right?! So I admit it. I'm not as disciplined as I've pretended to be. Food still has a hold on me.

Hi, my name is Lois, and I'm a chocoholic.

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COMPUCATHY 12/2/2012 10:00AM

    It still has a hold on me, too. I think that realizing that is a really great first step. Then we know what the danger is...and we can avoid it and overcome it. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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CAMELSAMBA 11/15/2012 11:54AM

    Me too - the current widespread availability of good quality chocolate is my downfall. I have found one product that I pre-portion and can stick with that portion in a day (Trader Joe's chocolate covered ginger), but most other things are a disaster! This year we gave out full size candy bars at Halloween (candy we had to 'sell' for the high school orchestra) and I found it was much easier to resist than fun size anything. I have a friend who has committed to only buying fair trade chocolate, because of labor practices on many cacao plantations - since it's much more expensive, if I did that I might be able to rein in my eating.

Anyway, just wanted to express my empathy - been there done that, trying to figure out how to overcome it...

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BESTSUSIEYET 11/4/2012 8:53PM

    One more vote for dark chocolate here! Like Carrie, I eat small portions of the Ghiradelli's dark chocolate chips. But I admit, I was pretty close to goal weight before I started allowing myself to have them. I usually have a mix of whole almonds, dried blueberries, and dark chocolate chips in the pantry. It's our hiking snack. I keep some in my desk at work. I dod better if I eat the mix than if I just eat the chips!

All that said, I commend you for recognizing a trend, admitting a struggle, and turning to others for encouragement! Wise moves! hope you're back on track and have rid the house of the candy! Sending hugs your way!

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KAPELAKIN 11/2/2012 9:22PM

    I'll second the dark chocolate. I started buying 85% Lindt bars, and 1-2 squares is all you'll want, and it doesn't have as much sugar to reinforce the craving cycle the way milk chocolate does. Get that Halloween stuff out of the house! Tomorrow, the next hour or the next minute is an opportunity to start fresh.

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SEWINGMAMACDS 11/2/2012 2:40PM

    My name is Carrie, and I am a chocoholic too. Therefore, I don't buy candy. I get the ghiradelli 60% chocolate chips at Sam's and then portion them out through the day. Sometimes even sucking on one chip helps curb the craving and that is all I need.

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EGGCHICK 11/2/2012 12:06PM

    I hear you. My name is Carol and I'm a chocoholic!

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JUDYHELP 11/1/2012 11:44PM

  emoticon tomorrow is a new day and a fresh start. emoticon for a better day. Continued success on your new journey. emoticon emoticon Judy

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KAYE454 11/1/2012 11:37PM

  That is way I don't keep any chocolate in my house these days

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NANCYRUBIO 11/1/2012 11:37PM

    A lot of us feel that way. I just can't stop even though it makes me sick Keep small pieces of dark chocolate for when it hits.

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