Chocolate: The Battle

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The Battle of Will: will I or won't I

Ferrero Rocher, Sees Candies Chocolates, Ghirardelli Carmel filled squares, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate caramel clusters, chocolate covered nuts, Almond Rocha.

Sleepless nights, restless days, stomach ache, headache.

Why oh why do I keep eating this stuff? It's a battle.

I tell myself to stop, that this will be the last one for today, and leave the room. A minute passes, maybe five, perhaps an hour and I return. There it is, that little box tempting me, begging me to open up and have another. I put the box in a drawer hoping that will help. Out of sight out of mind, right? Wrong, three trips to the kitchen and three more chocolates later the guilt returns.

I know I can stop, but I really just don't want to. I know it's going to end up on my tummy and hips, but it's just so yummy. Oh the battle never ends and I am definitely losing this year.

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Finally! The box is empty! Throw it away and breathe a sigh of relief...wait.

What is that?

It came in the mail today.

Open it and groan. Another box of chocolate wrapped battle field. That's okay, I'm totally sick of it. We'll just put this one in the closet and open it later.

Ten minutes. It's later. Oh no, this time they're Ghirardelli Caramel filled squares. Will power crumbles at the sight. Well at least this won't take me too long...

One day later...it might just be one hour, but who's counting. Okay, now I'm finally done. The last box is empty, the last bag in the trash. Don't even mention the word chocolate to me for another year at least.


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Head to the store for some Pepto and Tylenol. What is that on the shelf? This is unbelievable Christmas ended two days ago. Large chocolate hearts adorn the shelves. Candy covered chocolates with "I love you" printed on them.

This isn't love, this is total destruction.

Skip the Valentine section and move on. Groan. Christmas chocolate 75% off. Can you believe this?

I think I need to go for a jog.

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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Jog, hydrate, diet, whatever, but don't try to give up the chocolate! Life's too short--enjoy this wonder food, but always only buy quality in small amounts. :)


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Wr1t3r 4 years ago from Oregon Author

It's the small amounts I struggle with. Just when I think I can stop I eat another. :)


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

I love chocolate also. Terrible addiction. I just don't go down that aisle in the store. If someone gives me some, I get it out of the house as fast as I can. My husband is diabetic and will eat it all, if it is here. He has no will power.


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lifeswirl 2 years ago from United States

I love chocolate, but I'm now trying to eat it as a sometime grand treat. Not unlike then, I used to eat it almost everyday that it almost got out of hand. Thanks for relating your story.

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