Easter without chocolate?

Thursday, March 28, 2013 Permalink

I called into the local supermarket after spending some time with a friend yesterday. It was almost 6.30pm and I decided to get some frozen chips to have with a lovely piece of fillet steak I’d left defrosting.

I hate grocery shopping but I’ve been about three times in the last week as my family (brother, sister-in-law and niece) are coming to stay with my mother over Easter and will almost certainly also spend some time with me. I’m such a bad shopper that I forget things each time I go (and yes, I use a list – sometimes) and am yet to remember cotton buds and cotton balls. *Sigh*

easter2While shopping last night, however, I noticed that the Easter Egg supplies were still plentiful. Often – just a few days before Easter – the shelves look like some medieval village which has been raped and pillaged by vikings; but I was surprised to see them still relatively well stocked and orderly.

It occurred to me that I probably should buy something for my niece. At 16yrs of age, she is hardly an Easter Bunny devotee, but I thought some token gesture may be called for. But, as I had the Crunchie flavoured chocolate rabbit (her fave last year!) in my hand I paused.

Could I really trust myself to have the rabbit at my place for three days without eating it?

I wasn’t sure.

I don’t mean to imply that I don’t trust myself. Cos I mostly do. But… when it comes to my ‘trigger’ foods, I’m not so sure.

I had my (Skype) coaching session with Karen Anderson yesterday. “It’s been months since I binged,” I told her. I explained that I occasionally notice the thought (to buy corn chips or chocolate) enter my mind, but it’s quickly and effortlessly dismissed. “I don’t really need them,” I told her.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not being ridiculously healthy. (Of course… I mean, HELLO!?!?) In fact, if I’m at someone’s house and they offer me chocolate or corn chips, I’ll probably say yes. But… I will not buy it. At the moment anyway.

easter1I like to think that – in time – I’ll be able to buy danger foods without it leading to the end of the free world (ie. I’ll again start buying copious amounts and bingeing on them) – but at the moment avoidance doesn’t make me feel deprived.

So, this will be the first Easter in my entire life that I’ve not planned on chocolate.

My mother may buy me something, but I’ll enjoy it with my family; not alone in front of the television. In secret.

And that folks, is progress.

Are you going to partake in some seasonal chocolate?

14 Comments
  • Sandra
    March 28, 2013

    I was amazed at how much alike your brain and mine are! Lol I get it though and will soon be starting some “sessions” of my own with a “certified practitioner” because my journey is a new one. I have already had to replace chocolate that I bought too early! So, kudos to you. Have a happy Easter. Enjoy! 🙂

    • Debbish
      March 28, 2013

      Thanks Sandra. Usually I start buying eggs as soon as they appear (and I have no kids and am usually only buying for me!) and then have to keep replenishing. Am determined to not buy ANY, even at the post Easter sales. I love the Red Tulip bunnies or caramello eggs, but… don’t really need them. Otherwise I’ll share someone else’s. It’ll be safer!

  • Jess
    March 28, 2013

    I haven’t binged in years, but Easter is when it all started for me. So I really still struggle with Easter chocolate and never buy chocolate to have at home myself. But if I’m out and about and it’s offered or whatever I can’t refuse. This year however, my girls are big enough that they really know all about Easter and Chocolate and I’m struggling with having it in the house. Just trying not to freak out after finishing a bag of crunchy eggs myself.

    • Debbish
      March 28, 2013

      Oh yes… I found references to easter eggs in this blog from over the past 3 years. (Mostly about how I’d eaten too many and how I wasn’t going to replenish my stocks, and yet….). Easter has always been my fave time of year (cos of the food; and cos I don’t like Christmas food) but strangely, I’m not feeling as if I’m missing out. (Which really does surprise me!)

  • Char
    March 28, 2013

    I haven’t bought any chocolate yet because I’m yet to find what my boys like. Surely it shouldn’t be too hard to get a Lindt dark chocolate egg or rabbit but they’re nowhere to be seen in my local. Talk about last minute.

    I’ll definitely have some chocolate but not without starting the Easter weekend with a 20k run. It makes the chocolate guilt-free.

    • Debbish
      March 29, 2013

      Love the logic Char!

  • Vanessa @ babblingbandit.me
    March 28, 2013

    Ned and I went to the Sydney Easter Show yesterday so the house is full of sugary crap. My weight is right up again and exercise is a long lost friend I really need to get reacquainted with. We are spending the weekend up at my parents house with family so there’s no use attempting to diet until the long break is over. V.

    • Debbish
      March 29, 2013

      I think my mum has bought me some chocolate but will attempt to share it with the family or others and will only stick to whatever she has got me.

  • Satu
    March 29, 2013

    Yes, I bought myself a single easter egg today. The vikings had already done their pillaging so I bought a middle-sized chocolate egg I’ve never tasted before. The package says it’s Gormiti (whatever it is!).

    I’ve decided that when I’m rich I’m going to come to Austaralia and sit on your balcony sipping Vanilla Diet Coke and eating that chocloate bunny(?) you mentioned in an earlier post…. 🙂

    • Debbish
      March 29, 2013

      Oh, I hope you become rich as I would love to host you on my verandah opposite the ocean…

      xx

  • Neen
    March 29, 2013

    I was planning to partake…then I read your other post about how much Australia spends on chocolate and I vowed to contribute a penny.

    So I too am having an egg free Easter.

    • Debbish
      April 1, 2013

      Yes, it was a bit disturbing wasn’t it?! I think about how much chocolate I buy and eat and then regret. Hmm….

  • Rebecca King
    March 29, 2013

    Pretty hard to resist Chocolate.

    • Debbish
      April 1, 2013

      Oh yes indeed! I’m not a big eater of chocolate-flavoured stuff (cake, biscuits, drinks) but the real thing (CHOCOLATE chocolate), I’ll take any time!

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