Chocolate Overload

I am a self-proclaimed chocolate fanatic.

Before Lent, I ate it every day. Now that Lent is over, I’m pretty much back to eating it every day.

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Easter goodies from my mom and Ben’s mom!

This has resulted in me feeling pretty crappy these last few days! I told myself that I would only eat it a few times a week, but sure enough temptation has crept back in. Over the past few days, I have had a little too much chocolate cake, ice cream, and candy. I suppose that is to be expected when you go without something for so long.

I’m a little worried, because I have a history of binge-eating. I can feel my old habits creeping back up on me. The urge to dig into chocolate and sweets when I’m by myself is starting to consume my thoughts a little more than it should.

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Homemade cake from my dad

I plan to tackle this problem head on. First of all, I am telling YOU about this so that you can help keep me accountable! I’ve learned that the best way to fix our problems is with support from others. Second, I am just going to let my body have what it wants when it is truly craving it. This means that if I want chocolate, I will make myself wait for about ten minutes or so while I relax and drink some water. After ten minutes, if I still want chocolate, I will find and enjoy a small treat. No good comes from denying ourselves treats every now and then for no good reason. As long as I can maintain moderation, I can avoid falling into a bad habit and another unhealthy relationship with food.

It will be a little tough, but I’m hoping I can get it under control now! Thank you for your support!

How do you get yourself back on track after consuming to much “junk?”

What motivates you to eat healthy?

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