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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Although most of the Christmas chocolate has gone now, there's still some around, and if it's there, I find it extremely hard to resist, even more so now after having eaten it again through Christmas. I knew that this would happen, it really is a bit like alcoholism, but how do you say to people don't give me chocolate unless you hate me? ( see, I need to learn proper assertiveness skills, I know that this is not a good way to phrase it!) Hopefully though, if Stu remains on his Fitbit kick, he won't give me chocolate at Easter, which is the next hurdle, although his mum undoubtedly will. She has indeed, already said, 'you don't need to lose any more weight though, do you'. A statement, not a question. Like she knows best. Do I sound bitter? I suppose I do, because I know that people give chocolate as a gift, it's supposed to be a good thing, and I do love it, but I don't want to, and they are not helping. Should I just throw it away? I took the tin of Roses his mum gave me, in to work and most of it was eaten by the IT guys, but I still had a few. Should I just do this with all chocolate I'm given and tell friends and family at Christmas and Easter, 'if you give me chocolate, I'm going to take it into work for other people to eat, so if that's what you want, go spend your money?'

I need to go and play some Skyrim
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    My mom's one gift she gives every year is that meat log. We just say thank you, take it home and regift it to someone who would appreciate that type of gift. If we cannot find anyone who would then we toss it.
    1932 days ago
    Thank you for your replies. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who can't resist it if it's there! I see all these posts about cravings and people who say 'I just have a little bit to quell the craving.' That would never work for me especially when I'm tired like I am lately. I'll do the take it to work thing more in future.
    1932 days ago
    Taking it to work is what I did many times, but I started to tell my loved ones that they were not showing me their love giving me chocolate because they needed to understand that on the long run, I ate it all and the damage was my weight gain. So, perhaps very suave, not harshly, you may tell your closest ones to avoid giving it to ou, or, as you say, make them consciuos you will try to pass it along to others.
    1933 days ago
    I love chocolate too! No-one bought me any for Christmas - but I bought some myself for the two of us. What can I say? emoticon

    Nearly all gone now and I'm trying to limit myself to a bit each day and only if I also eat fruit. emoticon

    Hey it was Christmas - guess I'm lucky it doesn't trigger binges for me.
    1933 days ago
    I so understand,,,,if it's in the's too tempting for me too. I would do exactly what you did,,,,,take it to work! emoticon
    1933 days ago
    Sometimes, keeping quiet is the best thing. Just accept the gift and then take it elsewhere where you don't have it around you, like the office, where others can enjoy it. You will feel better than if you tell them not too, it may hurt someones's feelings and just create friction. Everyone wins. By the way, when others bring things here at the office, I save them for the Dh as he is ok on weight.
    1933 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/9/2013 2:51:20 PM
    Either take it in to work (give it away) or throw it away. I agree; I can't resist it if its around the house.
    1933 days ago
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