Tuesday, August 14, 2007


I really like chocolate. But since I started eating sensibly at the beginning of July, the entire amount of chocolate I've consumed is less than I used to eat in a day. I had very little self-control around it, so for now, it's best for me that I rarely eat it at all.

But I still buy it - loads of it! I buy gigantic bars from Lidl's and Cadbury's and even Mars Bars. And give it all to Bert. He's not like me. He can nibble a bit of chocolate and put it down and leave it for a day, or even days - if he forgets about it. I could never do that and I never, ever forget that I have it.

So why do I buy it? I think it's because I want to control it. If I buy Bert lots of chocolate then I'm not going to be surprised by stumbling upon a bit of chocolate he's bought for himself and, of course, wolfing it down. I keep asking him how much he's got left and has he eaten any recently. Bless him for he tries to avoid eating it in front of me. So he'll go get it when I'm on the computer, or something. But I hear the rustle of the wrapping and my chocolate receptors go on full alert.

Why am I writing this post? Because it is supposed to be taking my mind off chocolate. But it's not working...I want some.


Grannymar said...

You are doing well Nelly,

Don't give in!

Look at all the weight you have lost already.

Well done

ganching said...

Keep up the good work.

(Your flickr stream just came up with that the disgusting toe photo you have up next to the very good photo of the carrots. The similarity was such that tonight I will be having broccoli and not the veg I was planning to have.)

Nelly said...

Thanks Grannymar - I think my afternoon chocolate craving was because I'd planned to have olives with my lunch but I couldn't get the lid of the jar!

Nelly said...

Ganching - broccoli is better for you anyway. I'm having some kind of pork & bean casserole that Bert has cooked.

Hageltoast said...

I have sugar addiction issues, one mouthfull of something really sugary and i seek out everything sweet in the house.

hootchinhannah said...

I have the same problem with sugar. To the point where I have woken up with sugar hangovers.