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Restarting my no chocolate streak


Friday, February 01, 2013

When I joined SparkPeople 4 years ago I was a chocoholic with a capital C.
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I ate one and sometimes two bars every day. Needless to say that was the main reason I piled on the pounds. I managed to give up chocolate completely and that was the main reason I reached my target weight in 2009. Easy peasy.
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I have been maintaining successfully ever since which I am really pleased about.
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However, I started to read all the articles about how good dark chocolate is. That is the only chocolate I now eat. If a shop doesn't sell it, I don't buy any other type. But if it does sell it, I eat the whole block. I am incapable of limiting myself to one or two squares.
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My weight is still in my healthy range and is actually slightly lower than it was last winter. I seem to have avoided the usual winter weight gain.
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But I want to get right down to my target weight again. I felt and looked brilliant at that weight. I'm eating and exercising well. So my only real mistake is the dark chocolate which has become a habit.
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As from today, dark chocolate is a no no and I have set that up as a Spark streak.
It feels like a weight off my shoulders to have this little goal and hopefully the weight will come off other parts as well.

Wish me luck.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IMEMINE1 2/19/2013 5:53AM

    We get the individually wrapped dark chocolate and keep them in freezer and before we go to bed we take only one.
I love chocolate and if I eat it any other way i can do a too much. LOVE CHOCOLATE.

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RAINBOWCHOC 2/2/2013 12:12PM

    I think I must have the same genetic/acquired addiction. All or nothing seems to be the way I approach chocolate (especially that which comes in a purple wrapper!).
I do have some in the house, in the fridge but unopened so I can leave it alone. One tear in the paper and it will all be gone.
Roll on Easter, I'll have some if I've earned it.

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JOYINKY 2/1/2013 4:59PM

    How brave to start this streak 2 weeks before Valentines day! I would be the same way if I kept any sweet treats in the house. That's why I enjoy them elsewhere. Have a wonderful February!

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LITTLEKELT 2/1/2013 4:56PM

    I love chocolate too- especially the milky variety, and it's one of the main reasons I put on weight. At the moment I'm bulging over my tracksuit bottoms- not a good look!
My partner is always looking for great, big bargain bars and I have tried to explain they're just as fattening.
I helped myself to a little, then I helped myself to more. I nibble at it rather than gulp it down like he does, but I can get through nearly as much. I really missed it when I cut it out after christmas. It's a bit like a 'fix' I imagine.
So chocolate is a no no for me as well, although I will allow myself the occasional treat- as long as it's very occasional and doesn't become a habit.
Good luck with your new streak!

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SLENDERCLAIRE 2/1/2013 4:43PM

    Good luck!

I think you are right - if you really can't have just one or two squares, then perhaps avoiding it altogether is easier.

There are other ways of getting your antioxidants!



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ANNEMAC5 2/1/2013 3:16PM

    Wish you luck. I love chocolate and could not go cold turkey. I allow a couple of treats a week either a Freddo bar or curly whirley no big bars.

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EWL978 2/1/2013 2:38PM

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I understand that Carob is Better Than Chocolate ...??
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After you try it, let me know!!
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