Sunday is Easter. I decided to participate in the chocolate orgy. I know yesterday I was all about NOT cheating; today I’m getting ready to just do that on Sunday, or am I?
My problem is with moderation. So now I want to take a baby step in the right direction. I have done some soul searching and came up with a way to manage and keep myself under control.
To start with, I bought a very small chocolate bunny, about 140 g. In the past, this would have been about the size of an Easter chocolate entrée until we got to the real chocolate… this year that’s it! Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
I also looked at the nutrition value, I didn’t even know they put that on the box (maybe I never looked for it too, what you don’t know can’t hurt you, right?).
It shows that this tiny bunny is considered a 4 portions size chocolate treat and that one portion is 180 Calories.
So using an out of proportion knife and my food scale, I cut the bunny in 4 portions. I kept the biggest portion (43 g.) for Easter (hey, I’ll be celebrating).
Christiane here: I tried to give the bunny mouth to mouth resuscitation but Richard wouldn’t let me.
I divided the portions in separate baggies, and labeled one for Easter, one for Wednesday, the next Sunday and the next Wednesday.
So in the next 2 weeks, I will have eaten about 800 Calories from my chocolate bunny. Not too bad but mostly it will greatly help me learn more about moderation which is really my ultimate goal once I achieve my weight goal.
To me, it’s not cheating, I’m controlling myself and I planned for it. If after Sunday, I see it’s a problem, there is no dilemma; I’ll just discard the remaining bags.
One rabbit might have been hurt while writing this post
Look at that 21 g. of sugar for a portion of 35 G., who would have guess chocolate had sugar?
It would have been easier to do it with a chainsaw!
I hope I don’t lose my head too
Let the celebration begin