Saturday, January 21, 2006
A Tribute of Sorts
I am a chocoholic. Do they have anon. meetings for this? Seriously, I think the longest I’ve ever gone without any kind of chocolate is maybe a week. To my benefit, plain dark chocolate is my favorite, which evidently has health benefits…at least I’ll keep telling myself that. :) The problem is, I certainly won’t turn down any type of chocolate: white, milk, dark, bittersweet or any combination thereof. I can go a long, long time without eating chips or drinking pop but not chocolate. When I have attempted to “give up” chocolate, it works for awhile but not because I’m not craving it and thinking about it 24/7. I even went so far as to buy chocolate rice cakes to satisfy my craving as I’ve been converting to healthier, organic foods. The thing is, I actually thought they were good…dessert rice cakes! Yes, it’s an obsession; I keep working on it and telling myself I really don’t need it…it’s like a mantra, “I don’t need chocolate, I don’t want chocolate, chocolate is bad.” Somehow no matter how many times I repeat this, I still want chocolate (yes, I do have self-control!). So, here’s a tribute to chocolate…you have me right were you want me. Yes, I’m having a love affair with chocolate – it really is the best food ever! One of these day, maybe I’ll try carob…wait, isn’t that what my mom used to tell me was chocolate? :) I think I’ll pass.