I can hear shrieks of “The world is coming to an end!” and “We’re doomed!”, and like you I understand the gravity of the situation and recognize its serious implications, but I assure you there’s no need to worry. This is not permanent, and I fully intend to resume my duties as a chocoholic and connoisseur of all things sweet in a couple of weeks’ time. I have done this before, albeit it being for 10 days, and everything turned out fine.
I have not been blackmailed or challenged or threatened at gunpoint; no, I have simply realised that my chocolate consumption – which has increased in the last couple of months due to all the stress at work – has caused me to gain a few undesirable pounds that I would really like to lose.
Today I will treat myself to one last bar of chocolate before my self-imposed ban, but after that there will be no more Oreo, Cadbury, Mars, Snickers, Maltesers, Lindt, Nutella, chocolate creams, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate pudding, chocolate drops, brownies, cakes, the yummy desserts I had a few days ago… okay so maybe it was a bad idea to list all these things because my mouth is watering already.
Thankfully we purchased a treadmill two days ago, and I’m hoping the exercise will help me drop those pounds extra quickly. This ban will last for two or three weeks and will be the longest I’ve stayed without any chocolate. To compensate for my loss I will treat myself to dates, nuts, low-fat fruit yoghurt and crisps, and maybe the occasional cracker. No more late-night dinners or snacks, and I definitely have to cut down on my 5-6 spoonfuls of sugar per coffee/tea mug.
These will be a rough few weeks and will probably do nothing for the Writer’s Block I’m currently going through, but I will persevere! I’m making this public so you can all hold me to my decision and shame me if I ever break it, and I trust you to do that. =D
In the mean time, have you ever banned yourself from chocolate or any other thing you like (it doesn’t have to be food)? How did you manage? How can you suggest any fat-free snacks for me? Do you think I’ll survive?