It’s been nearly a week since Easter and I am well and truly sick of chocolate – words that those who know me, never thought they would here me utter, let alone actually write down as evidence.
Today is Friday which is normally a day when I would happily eat and enjoy chocolate, but it seems as if I may have well and truly overdone it this time.
I was lucky to get more than enough chocolate over Easter, but by Tuesday I knew I had eaten far too much and was starting to feel stodged. Cadbury’s chocolate is one off my all time favourite treats and I had received so much of it that I found myself grazing on it every time I walked passed the cabinet where it sat. I even found myself making excuses to walk passed the cabinet, so I could have a cheeky nibble!
My digestive system really couldn’t cope with anymore of the sweet stuff and was crying out for a break, so I took it upon myself to hide what was left of my chocolate, away, out of easy reach. I find that the out of sight, out of mind theory works for me, especially when whatever it is that is tempting me takes work to get to.
For example: I love hot chilli flavoured nuts and find myself grazing on them constantly if they are kept in the fridge in the kitchen, so I seal the packet closed with umpteen elastic bands and keep them in the fridge on the back balcony. That way not only do I have to trek out to the back balcony to get the nuts -which is a good few meters out of my way – but I then have to unwind the elastic bands, pour some nuts into my hand, then attempt to fasten the packet closed with the elastic bands again, but this time with only the use of one hand – as the other hand is holding the nuts silly! And as getting the nuts is such a palaver, I don’t find myself eating so many.
As I really don’t enjoy chocolate out of the fridge, even in the height of summer, putting the chocolate into the back fridge with the nuts wasn’t an option – I don’t even like chocolate that has been stored in the fridge as I think it changes the texture of the chocolate, even my family think I’m bonkers!
Then whilst spring cleaning the bedroom the other morning, I had a eureka moment. We have storage boxes under the bed and one of them was empty. The storage box that goes towards the top of the bed, is a proper bugger to get out as the bedside cabinets stop it from being easily pulled straight out. So to get to that box box, I have to pull out two other ones first, which makes it an ideal hiding place for my chocolate.
Even I can resist temptation if I have to move the dogs bed and pull out two storage boxes, before being able to maneuver the box containing the chocolate into a position where I can access the goodies inside! And it worked, I hadn’t eaten any chocolate since Tuesday, but as today was Friday I thought I would dig out a bar for my Friday treat.
The children don’t go back to school until Monday, the hairdresser came and Mum and Dad came up to get their hair cut too, so this morning was manic and exhausting, but what kept me going was the thought of sitting down with a strong black coffee and a bar of Cadbury’s chocolate.
When everyone had left, the house seemed calm – well, sort of, the children were still home – and I nabbed the opportunity to have that coffee and enjoy some chocolate. But the chocolate really didn’t go down well, it was as if my body wasn’t ready for more of the sweet stuff yet – I hope that’s the case and it’s not because I’ve gone off chocolate all together. After all, what would mark Fridays as being different from any other day of the week? Probably eating chocolate ice cream straight out of the tub and indulging in bad television, but that’s not the point!
I have loved Cadbury’s chocolate since I was a little girl, I only have to see the colour deep purple and I swear I can taste and smell chocolate!
I will try again next Friday, another week of abstinence may kick start my enjoyment of chocolate again, if not I will no longer be known as the girl who lo♥es Cadbury’s chocolate and friends and family will be stumped as to what to give me for Easter, Christmas and birthdays.
Have you ever overindulged to the point that you know longer enjoy your favourite treat?
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