My name is Julie and I am a Chocaholic.
Not to belitte anyone else’s addiction, but this is a serious problem for me.
And it’s become virtually impossible to control, because I am not sure if you’ve noticed, but right now chocolate is EVERYWHERE!! It’s in Holiday gift boxes sent to my office, from well-meaning friends bringing over hostess gifts and perhaps most importantly and most surprisingly in EVERY SINGLE DRUG STORE AISLE IN THE FORM OF VALENTINE’S GIFTS.
What did I miss?
Since when does Valentine’s Day start on January 4th?
Hello. We should at least have a 2-week grace period until January 15th. Right?
I know retailer’s are hard up…but trust me there is just not that much love to celebrate.
And if you really do care about someone would you really get them a box of chocolate that’s going to sit around for a least a month…or really six weeks if you buy it now?
Didn’t think so.
Note to my husband: don’t even think about it! A fat-free, calorie spa certificate will fit the bill quite nicely, thanks.
So this means there is no way the retailers are going to sell all that candy and then there will be even more temptation at the end of February/March as they try and get rid of it all (and start torturing us with way too early Easter bunnies).
What’s a girl to do?
Seriously, what is a girl to do?
Many of you that know that I’ve been following a pretty strict Jenny Craig and exercise regime since September (which I am happy to say has been producing positive results).
But this omnipresent chocolate is really just too much for me.
I need some advice.
Do I 1) give in to the occasional temptation or 2) go cold turkey. Basically blinding myself to all the tempations until I reach my goal. This latter strategy may literally need to involve a temporary blinding (like those eye drops they give you at the doctor’s when they check for glaucoma or whatever it is).
Any suggestions? Are tempations worse when we ignore them or worse when we give in to them?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
That’s my point of view. What’s your twist?
How do you deal with temptation?