I'm "guilty" as well. Made a special dinner and dessert for my dad and planned the treat by a little extra exercise and a sensibly smallish breakfast and lunch. But when my son came home from work, he brought me a small box of chocolates. It was so sweet because he was a bit apologetic about it because he knows how hard I've been working on those last few pounds.
And because I know how I am, especially with chocolate and sugar, I figured it was best just to eat it last night to finish off my splurge evening. If I try to space it out, like one a night that some people might be able to do, it just triggers mad cravings. Even if I avoid it, I end up eating too much of something else. Like an alcoholic, I just have to keep it out of my house and mostly out of my diet. Moderation when it comes to ice cream and chocolate just doesn't work for me and don't think it ever will.
Funny thing is. I don't even feel guilty about it. It was a special day that comes once a year, and now it's out of my system confined to the evening. And, unlike in years long past, I'm not hitting the stores today to grab discounted candy.
Ready to move forward and probably won't have an indulgent day until Easter, with the exception of a piece of cake for my dad's birthday for my dad's 89th birthday on March 12. It's a much more rational approach to food and has really helped me maintain.