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Sunday, January 13, 2013

I love chocolate. All kinds. I love dark, milk, bittersweet, semisweet, you name it, I love it. I especially love it during that "time of the month." my kids know they don't touch Mom's chocolate or I may bite off their head!

I remember when I was going through nutritional counseling prior to my gastric bypass they said no sugar. Don't eat anything that has more than 6 g of sugar. Well, I busted that a long time ago! I can now eat all of the sweet things I used to and not get sick like I used to.

So why this post? Well since restarting my Spark journey I have been trying get back to basics with the rules of eating after gastric bypass. They made them for a reason. Anyway...since then I have been able to limit myself to one or two pieces instead of half a bag (of Dove chocolate), many times I have been able to avoid it all together.

Yesterday I had what are, so far, my greatest victories over chocolate. I bought a medium bag of peanut M&Ms and put them in a bowl when I got home. I took a few more than what I had originally intended. When I ate them all I felt really nauseated! Victory #1! I know that's not much to someone else, but to me it's huge. It means my body is not craving the sugar as much. The other thing that happened was last night I had another HUGE craving for chocolate (I think since I had eaten some earlier in the day). My kids had finished off the M&Ms so my husband scoured the house looking for chocolate for me. What he came back with was a protein bar, a frozen dessert with a chocolate topping and an orange. Guess what I chose? The orange!!! Victory #2!

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  • CAROLJ35
    Great Job!!! Not sure I could choose the orange when craving chocolate. Just this week I had to drop all sweets "cold turkey" as that seems the only way for me to handle sweets.
    1830 days ago
    Congratulations on you victories. I had gastric bypass surgery in 2006. I also LOVE chocolate. I do have problems with anything over about 20 grams of sugar. I tried to limit snacks to sugarfree pudding or fruit but every once in while I allow myself chocolate. My sister brought a really good box of belgium chocolate for company at my house on Xmas. I have a piece every few days mask on my tracker and enjoy every morsal. good luck in reaching your goals. emoticon
    1834 days ago
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  • PATTYR81
    YAY! for you!

    When I noticed that I don't crave chocolate anymore, I realized I'd been satisfying myself by eating sf choc pudding to take my meds (I have to open capsules) The meds are so bitter and sf choc pudding is the only thing I've found that masks the taste enough to tolerate.

    Another way I've been 'unconsciously' getting my chocolate fix is I drink chocolate RTD protein drinks when I've got a crazy schedule or just can't get all my protein in for the day. I like EAS Myoplex original choc fudge. I drink 1/2 bottle or less at a time ( 8 oz 150 cal 21 gms protein 1/2g sugars)

    1835 days ago
    That is wonderful news!

    I know that since my gastric bypass I can not tolerate chocolate. I can not even drink the chocolate flavored protein drinks because they make me sick. I have had other sweets and they haven't bothered me, but I tend not to go for sweet things any more. I am all about the salt now!

    I think that the things that are happening for you are great! You can do this!

    1835 days ago
  • EWL978
    GOOD ON YOU!!!! Now, the goal is to stop worrying about it...if chocolate is your "thing" then you need to have some one in a while....it's just "what kind" of chocolate? Do try the instant sugar-free hot chocolate. Check out the nutrition levels for things made with chocolate (although to me, just reading about it would be enough).

    Keep on keeping on.... emoticon
    1836 days ago
  • DISP715
    Yea for victories!! May I suggest sugar free hot cocoa. I have a cup every night (made with water). Totally yummy and chocolatey. HUGS!!
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