Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Consuming Passions

So far today all I can think about is

CHOCOLATE and it's driving me crazy. It's got so bad I keep seeing it in everything.
I'm trying to remember why I don't want to eat it.
(Please don't believe this photo is in any way intended to ridicule the obese, after all I'm one of them!).

So instead I am eating
 APPLES, but they're just not cutting it. So far today I have had four and I suspect I may have a poorly tummy later!

but for now just

Arwedd xx


  1. Did you know that for most people a hit of something sweet signals the body to stop eating? A small square or two of dark chocolate should take away the craving.
    Jane x

  2. I've found that if I go ahead and have a little of what I'm craving, I actually eat less than if I try to substitute with something healthy. Now I'm craving chocolate! :)

  3. Have a hot chocolate drink and sip it slowly. Works for me (although I use two sachets instead of one and make it really thick...) xxx

  4. I think depriving yourself of something that you could have in a small amount could set you back more - you end up getting fed up with trying to lose weight cos you can't have anything "nice" why not break a bar of chocolate up into small pieces and then just have a couple of little bits and then put the bar away for when you next get the cravings. I've tried giving up chocolate but I can't do it so I limit myself to little bits,
    Love Helen x

  5. Hang on in there.
    Love from Mum

  6. Thanks Jane, Jan & Helen, I really appreciate the permission to have just a little, but I know myself and one or two pieces, will lead to four, will lead to 24, will lead to a 400g bar gone. I truly admire those who have the will power just to have one piece of chocolate and I wish I was one.

    FM, somehow I don't like drinking chocolate, go figure! There is only one well known brand of milk chocolate in a purple wrapper allowed in this house. All else is an aberration to society.

    Mum, simply thanks.

    Arwedd xx

  7. I know how hard it is, just hang in there, allow yourself a taste, then hide the rest & leave the house. Your cravings will die off & and then one day you will realise that you are in control of your cravings. Hope your son does well with his hockey trials! Mine is too old for U15 reps & too small for U18, its a big jump & he is still 15, so a year off reps for us which is sad but good at the same time as we managed the team last year & it consumed months of my life with fundraising, travelling etc.