Sunday, February 6, 2011

No more chocolate!

Earlier this week I had an epiphany. Well not really an ephiphany since I have known this all along. But it wasn't until my dear sweet loving husband said it outloud that made me say "duh".

Sweets are my down fall. Desserts are my weakness.  I have to have something sweet after every meal.  Whether it be a cereal bar, a WW ice cream treat, a bowl of cereal even.  That last one probably explains my weight problem. I mean really who eats a bowl of cereal after they have eaten their meal? 

I decided I would give up desserts for 21 days!  My friend introduced me to  Its a really neat website designed to help you break habits.  Word on the street is if you can do it for 21 days you can make it a habit.  You put in what habit you want to break and you will get an email each day for 21 days asking if you were successful or not.  You select yes or no.  If you answer no, then it resets and the 21 days starts over. 

My goal was no desserts for 21 days.  I knew this wouldnt really become a 'habit' bc I just can't go the rest of my life with no desserts, but I figure this will help me in the next few months anyway.  After one day, I decided this was not going to work, since I consider other normal foods a dessert (such as cereal bars), does this mean i couldnt eat them even for breakfast?  So, I refined my earlier declaration and have decided no more chocolate for the next 21 days.  No chocolate milk, no chocolate chip cookies, no miniture candy bars that my coworker keeps in a big tub in her office.  (She keeps one tub for chocolate and one for non-chocolate)  

 Normally it's full.  Since winter term finals were last week it's running a little low.

 I am going to stay out of the non chocolate tub too just to be on the safe side.

I can do this!


  1. Holy moly that's a lot of candy!! Good luck with your goal!! :0) I can't even imagine how hard that will be!

  2. OMG!! If I had to be around that tub of candy every day I would definitely have no will power!! Good luck! :)

  3. Hopefully you can try No Sugar next time, because chocolate actually has many health benefits as I discuss in my article - Is Chocolate Healthy? on my website, but it is the sugar and milk solids added to chocolate, among other things that aren't healthy. You don't want to be eating all the artificial colors and flavors added to most commercial candy. I wish you luck.

  4. GOOD LUCK! I have tried so many times. It is like crack for me : ) I can give up anything else in life but sweets. I have a problem for real.

  5. If I say "No sugar" isnt that also saying "No chocolate"?