All good things…

Monday, April 21, 2014 Permalink

My aunt loves telling the story of me one Easter, after having overindulged in too many Red Tulip Easter Eggs… telling her I was “Tick in de tink.”

Obviously I was very young and without the ability to enunciate ‘s’ or ‘th’. Not to mention guilelessly nonchalant about admitting to spewing after too much chocolate.

I’ve oft-admitted here to having no ‘moderation’ button. It’s all-or-nothing in my world, and while I’m slowly trying to change that I’ve accepted that my best bet is to try to manage it.

I’m doing Weight Watchers at the moment – though decades of bingeing/dieting behaviour (yes… again all/nothing) means I’m aware that ‘diets’ don’t work. Doing WW for me means being aware of what I’m eating and tracking it, but still being able to eat almost anything.

However… I’ve kept a few trigger foods off-limits. Corn chips or hot chips haven’t been on my shopping list (but I’ve eaten them out) and chocolate has been completely off the agenda for about three months.

Because – however – I’m working hard to avoid the notion of deprivation, I planned for some Easter indulgences.

And I did – I will confess – overdo it a bit.

My gorgeous mother ensured my Red Tulip chocolate fetish was sated.


And… as planned I made the most decadent rocky road I could imagine.

And now… After finishing off the rocky road for brekkie… I am again chocolate-less. And that’s ok.

My biggest fear was that this sudden indulgence would give me an increased hankering for junk (and binge/trigger) foods; but… I’m actually feeling okay about the resumption of ‘normal programming’. The chocky was yummy, but I also felt quite crappy afterwards. And a tad ‘tick‘.

In an ideal world I would add a small amount of chocolate into my regular diet. And I know a more moderate person would eke the goodies out for days (as my brother did when we were young) but… let’s face it. I may never be capable of that. And, do you know what? That’s ok. I just need plan for it and work around it.

Best of all I don’t actually feel guilty. The idea of a ‘fast’ or detox entered my head briefly but… thankfully I dismissed it just as quickly. I’ve already planned my menu for today and coming days and feel fine about continuing as I have done over the past three months of Weight Watchers.

Did you indulge this Easter? 
Do you ‘eke’ out your treats?

Disclaimer: I have been given a free six month online membership to Weight Watchers but my thoughts, opinions and words here are my own. Please check out the program for yourself before making any decisions.

  • Jo Tracey
    April 21, 2014

    aaah moderation…well done 🙂

  • Lee-Anne
    April 21, 2014

    I swing between eke and binge but seriously, if one can’t indulge at Easter, what’s the point?
    And if it triggers a ‘moderation epiphany’ it’s all in a good cause!

    • Debbish
      April 21, 2014

      I decided that life was too short to get all angsty about chocolate at Easter (as you said) of all times!!!!

  • Neen
    April 21, 2014

    Deb I feel you’e turned a corner! Realising that Easter was a day to be celebrated and then going back to ‘normal programming’ is definitely not all or nothing.

    Now I just need to channel you!

    • Debbish
      April 21, 2014

      Ha! Thanks Neen. I also think I’m finally realising that perfection is non-existent! 🙂

  • Char
    April 22, 2014

    If ekeing out means eating my egg over two days then I eked it out. Pity I got more than one egg (even after telling the love of my life that I really didn’t want much chocolate)

    • Debbish
      April 22, 2014

      Yes, I got a couple of surprises as well. But… oh well… 😉

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