Now being someone who has a ridiculously sweet tooth i have been a little concerned that its not going to the occasional slip ups on my low-carb diet that fails me, but my inability to abstain from eating chocolate!
I’ve had a rather unnecessary relationship with the brown stuff my whole life, from being a small child and eating all my advent calendar chocolates within a week and trying to blame it on a ‘burglar’ stealing them, to finding myself getting twitchy as an adult if I’m craving it and theres none in the house!
I can think we can all agree its not a particularly healthy relationship, my argument was always that it could always be something worse like smoking or drinking….but still never admitted that chocolate was my drug and i felt i NEEDED it!
And yes, i did NEED it, i have been known to stamp my foot (something an adult should never be caught doing and probably never own up to!) when i have been kept from eating it!
So you can probably see why this is my greatest concern throughout out this diet!
Its been over a week now since i decided to start up this new regime, and within my first few days i presented with a rather large challenge, my sister had returned from England and had bought me back a rather large bar of Cadbury Dairy Milk….. Cadbury being my penultimate weakness.
Was i going to cave before i had even really begun? Should i just scoff the lot and start again ‘tomorrow’ or should i try ( with all my might) to just leave it?
And it is with great joy and pleasure i can share with you all its still in my cupboard, unopened, untouched and being ignored! To my husbands shock i even offered to him that he could eat it ( not normally one to share chocolate, ever!).
How did i accomplish such a magical achievement?! I honestly don’t know, maybe a magical fairy came and waved her wand over me, maybe i hit my head and didn’t realise, or maybe, just maybe, its been in me all along but yet i never had the ability to see it!
So wish me luck and lets hope i managed to keep up the will power!
A friend send me this and i thought it was relevant to my old self…(hopefully i wont get like this again!)
10 signs you’re a sugar addict:
1. If you’re served a cocktail with a glacé cherry garnish that somehow gets stuck at the bottom of the glass, you will spend a good ten minutes trying to root it out. Even if the fire alarm in the bar goes off at this point, you remain undeterred and begin to get irritable when the firemen ask you to “Leave the building.”
2. You eat the orange cremes in Quality Street, and you don’t even like them.
3. You get the ‘sugar junkie high’ approximately 5 minutes after you’ve consumed sugar.
4. You get ‘sugar low rage’ approximately 1 hour after you’ve consumed sugar.
5. Your frontal lobe goes bright pink when you walk into a sweet shop.
6. Your wallet’s empty when you walk out of the sweet shop.
7. Who cares if your wallet’s empty – you’ve got 317 cola bottles in a paper bag!
8. When you discover you’ve actually eaten the last bit of chocolate in the house, you wonder around repeating “How did this happen?” incredulously, 200 times.
9. After you’ve finished repeating yourself, you realise that your hands are shaking and you’re beginning to hallucinate.
10. A way off in the distance, you see a family pack of cola bottles trying to drink from a mirage of melted orange cremes. It’s all too much and you collapse in a heap of sugar-low weakness, your trembling out-stretched hand reaching towards your empty wallet.