One of my rituals for each new year is to choose a word to influence me for the year. My word for 2011 is EXPERIMENT. To support my EXPERIMENTAL focus, I commit to post the results of a new experiment each Sunday of this year.
I bet you can guess how I experimented this week.
Right you are – no chocolate for me!
And let me tell ya, it wasn’t pretty.
I had a feeling it would be tough, but wasn’t prepared for how tough. Now don’t get me wrong. It’s not like I eat pounds of chocolate every day. I do eat at least one square daily though. The rush of caffeine I get from a bite of really good chocolate between 3-4pm each day is one of my favorite means of managing the MS in my body. No, really – it helps a lot.
Here’s what I learned:
WHAT WAS I THINKING? Stop that!
So I have – never to try it again. Whew.
What’s your favorite chocolate?
10 thoughts on “week #26 in an experimental year…”
my favorite chocolate – dark chocolate peanut M&M’s! yum… or my favorite ‘chocolate’ is reading your blog. do not think I could ever give that up.
Dark chocolate, a Hershey’s kiss a day & a dark chocolate covered Milky Way, occasionally. Reese’s peanut butter cups are good for energy!
“The rush of caffeine I get from a bite of really good chocolate between 3-4pm each day is one of my favorite means of managing the MS in my body. No, really – it helps a lot.”
Best rationalizing I have EVER seen! And I believe you!
I like chocolate with toffee in it, especially Klondike bars.
My favorite chocolate is anything chocolate!!!! If I have to narrow it down to only one favorite, it would be Ferrar-Roche hazelnut chocolate balls!
And oh yeah….any treatment that helps you make it through a day should never be messed with in my opinion!!! 🙂
Our friend, Teresa, turned me on to something that satisfies the chocolate craving AND appears to be healthy for you—-Ovaltine! My chocolate cravings are at night, so a little “nightcap” of Ovaltine (hot in the winter and cold in the summer), full of vitamins & good stuff (read the label) sends me to bed feeling righteously comforted! (Unlike the feeling of guiltily lying there after devouring an entire large Toblerone bar—something I have done more than once!) ):
Mary Louise: Love ovaltine AND Toblerone bars!!!! Judi
Carrie, awwwwwwwwwwwwww thanks! and YAY on the M&Ms!
Lois, GREAT tips! was sooooooooo relieved to see some milk choc in the mix there at the end ~ whew…
amma, yep, i’m right there with The Best of the rationalizistas! 😉 love those Klondike bars 2!
Judi, yep, i used to have quite a collection of those little foil thingys. thanks thanks for the affirmations…
ML, yup, that’s one wise chick/our pal T. love that Ovaltine & Toblerone 2