Yesterday was the anniversary. Half-anniversary. It’s been over six months since my last chocolate.
Six months is a long time. I’d like to think that my chocolate cravings are under control, and that I could reintroduce some delicious chocolatey goodness to my diet without reaching the chocolate consumption heights (depths) I have reached previously.
But I know myself better than that. I have no willpower when it comes to my sweet tooth. I need rules. And deadlines. I need to police myself. Strictly.
So I thought about lifting the ban, and imposing rules. But I think it will work better the other way around.
The ban is still on. But with a ‘social situation exemption’.
– When meeting friends for coffee, I may order a hot chocolate (I don’t drink tea or coffee)
– When at parties or social gatherings, I may have chocolate if it is offered (surely it would be rude not to?!)
That’s it. The sum total of the exemption. And, to keep myself honest:
– I cannot orchestrate the above situations for the express purpose of being allowed to have chocolate
So no arranging catch-ups with friends at cafes when we would normally do something else, and no throwing parties because it’s Ashleigh’s favourite doll’s birthday, or because the mail’s just arrived.
What do you think? Am I going about this the right way, or just taking the first steps of my inevitable journey back to chocoholism?