Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I realized something a little bothersome yesterday. Chocolate is my one weakness. And it's got to go. I have given it up before, when I started losing weight, when I lost the first 40 or so lbs. I really gave up all sweet things altogether for at least 6 months. Then somehow I decided I would start eating dark chocolate and I kept it very controlled for a bit. Somehow now my diet is just about great, yet I am eating way more chocolate than ever and it's the ONLY source of added sugar I am eating regularly, and also the only thing that I crave and overeat on. Some days are better than others but yesterday I ate over 2 oz. Also went at least 300 calories over my calorie requirements to lose weight. I still have 8 lbs to lose. I think I need to give up chocolate until I get to that goal. Thing is, I think I'm just addicted to the sugar in the chocolate even though it's 85% cocoa. I know this because sometimes I just wish it was sweeter and I find myself reaching for another piece just to get that hit. Next thing you know I've eaten too much of it. I have to admit to being powerless against it and just leave it out altogether. I know after a short while I won't miss it anymore... but right now it makes me sad. And I have a block of it too. What should I do with that?