Friday, 27 April 2012
Confessions of a Chocoholic..
As you may be aware, I trialled Jenny Craig a couple of weeks ago..I did really well on the plan, and learnt a lot about portion control. However, I have a confession, a few weeks have passed with me being on my own without Jenny, and I'm ashamed to admit I have put all but 1lb back on. How have I managed to do you wonder? Well, I have a seriously unhealthy obsession with chocolate and post Easter, there has been so much chocolate around the house, and I have been indulging whenever I get stressed or like today when I'm tired. Chocolate seems to just be my comfort blanket, except let's face it it's not very comforting when it makes me even more miserable about my weight. I feel a bit pathetic admitting that it is my chocolate habit which is out of control, but it really is! My meals are otherwise generally well balanced and sensible, and i am happy to ignore the calls from the cupboard from crisps and biscuits (although i do have struggles with cake..).
Anyway, after a chat with the lovely people at Jenny Craig, they've offered me another two weeks on their programme to see if they can get me back on track and somewhat nearer to my goal. I have spoken to them at length about feeling a bit of a wally, and about my struggles with chocolate, and they talked me through how I'm going to deal with my problem! I've decided I'm going to go 'cold turkey' so I'll cut out all chocolate.. I think it's my only way to move forward. Instead of reaching for the chocolate, I'm going to reach for a cup of coffee or take myself for a walk away from the temptation! I don't officially start back on the diet for a week, but I'm ready to really go for it this time and I'm determined that there will be no going back into my bad ways this time!
Is anyone else a recovering chocoholic? How do you cope with your cravings?