Honestly and truly, I'm not usually a chocoholic.
But for the past three days I have been dreaming of the dark stuff.
Oddly enough, I saw an article last night that listed 10 foods to eat when under stress. Chocolate was number one, of course.
The article said the flavonoids combat anxiety, plus it will help you feel full and satiated.
It didn't say anything about stress making you CRAVE chocolate, but I think that must be the case.
It was so strong today that as I walked past the Godiva shop en route to work I very nearly went in. And I did scavenge two local coffee shops, but walked out empty-handed.
As I went to the subway for an assignment, I bought a very small dark Hershey's mini bite. That was after I had picked up a large dark Lindt bar -- probably about 8 servings. They only had those big bars and so I rationalized myself into buying that size -- knowing on a certain level that if I bought something that big I would eat it all.
At the counter, pulling out my cash, I blurted out "You don't have any dark chocolate that's smaller, do you?" The clerk looked surprised -- I was surprised too! -- and showed me the small Hershey's. It was the equivalent to one cube of the huge Lindt bar. Thank goodness for that little voice that insisted on speaking up and asking about other options.
A little later, I walked by a specialty chocolate shop. Truffles, at $2.45 each. Good that they were so expensive -- couldn't get more than two.
Soooo rich and decadent. A bite apiece, and they were gone.
An hour after that, the woman I was meeting offered me one of her chocolate brownies. You all know how I love brownies. And chocolate.... I wanted it. Badly.
But I said no, thank you, I just had two truffles and I'm full. It killed me to say that.
Walked to work today, and then back home. No gym, but that's six miles.
Mostly weight-loss portions today to eat -- minus the chocolate.
May 24th, 2017 The Streams
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