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!