KELLY BROWN: Why can't I just eat a small bit of chocolate?

I have a confession. I have just scoffed down an enitire large bar of chocolate without even really realising it and now I'm just feeling a little bit guilty and annoyed with myself.

Wednesday, 9th March 2016, 4:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:31 pm
Kelly Brown

Okay, yes I know there are worst things in the world I could have done.

But this offending bar of chocolate has been in my possession for about two months and I have never once felt the urge to open it.

But this morning just as I sat down to think about what I should write about this week I decided to treat myself to a small bit of chocolate to help me focus the mind.

(Yes, it is a rubbish excuse to eat chocolate but I’m using it!)

Anyway, one thing led to another and all of a sudden I have realised the packet is empty - as though pesky elves and fairies have swooped in without my noticing and stolen it all.

But alas, I really only have myself to blame for opening the packet in the first place.

What was I thinking when I thought I would only treat myself to a strip of chocolate and put the rest back in the cupbaord for another day?

Let’s face it – that was never going to happen was it despite my best intentions!

I’m just so annoyed at myself that I obviously do have some form of will power which stopped me opening it in the first place.

To be fair, I never really buy chocolate or sweets from the shops to keep in the house and as a result my children never ask for them at home. Sweets are a treat when we are out!

And am always happy to sail past the confentionary aisle of the supermarket without a second thought.

But this self control goes out the window when other people buy me chocolate as a present - the offending bar included.

I ignore and can store away this kind gift for ages, but then one day this happens and I have all the self control of a small child standing next to a chocolate cake. In short - none!

The empty packet just keeps looking at me so I suppose I has better man up, pop it in the bin and use the extra calories as an excuse to do a little bit more exercise later on.

Maybe one day I will be able to just have a little bit of chocolate and not the entire packet.

But probably not!

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