Monday, February 6, 2012

A Fun Thing Happened with No Chocolate

I survived!  
Godzilla did not destroy Tokyo and no limbs were lost.  What's the commotion all about you ask?  I made it 31 days without consuming a single drop of chocolate in any form.
I survived!

     The results were not what I was expecting.  Just figured would pick up where I left my chocolate addiction but with less intake. I was very, very wrong.  What I learned after a month of no chocolate is that I find it too sweet.  That's right too sweet.   Didn't have to consume large quantities to figure this out either.  Ate a few different varieties of some of the mini/fun size bars and found I didn't care for any of them as much as I once did.  This includes the all time favorite, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Next came the chocolate cake.  This was tolerate better because of the semi-sweet chocolate in it.  After two outings  back into the chocolate world I can honestly say that chocolate is no longer my addiction food.  No longer will I need to consume it daily!

      Some thing else I discovered during this adventure is that I really don't care for high sugary snacks at all.  Shockingly, I find them too sweet.  I gave up sugary sodas years ago so this really shouldn't have shocked me but it did.  I had figured that Skittles, Starburst, any non-chocolate candy would be a good substitute but in the end it was not.

      I won't be giving up chocolate completely.  It will now become the treat that it is suppose to be and no longer a necessity of life.

"All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!"
Lucy Van Pelt (in Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz)