Last week I went off chocolates.
I did it for one main reason….I’d weighed myself and after a week of eating better & exercising I’d gained two pounds and I was peeved to say the least.
As the week progressed I realized that I’ve used chocolate, among other things, as a release. It is one of the first places I go when I’m stressed. I depend on it to help me “get through”.
I realize that chocolate (of the dark and best variety) has magical capabilities. It can lower blood pressure, the antioxidants in it are great for you heart; and is a natural mood lifter – which is probably a reason I want it when I am stressed.
But my automatic response when I’m stressed, depressed, even happy shouldn’t be to run for the bag of Lindt 60% Extra Dark Lindor Truffles or any kind of food or beverage for that matter. I recall uttering (more than likely more than once) during my very busy Christmas season the words “I’m not superwoman so I’m having a Peppermint Frappucino”.
Chocolate isn’t bad. Food isn’t bad. But if these things have become my go-to god them become bad.
My dependence needs to be on God.
I’ll share my thoughts as we progress.
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