I can honestly say that I haven’t eaten any candy, Halloween or otherwise, since I made my post/declaration. It’s just what I need to do. More power to anyone who can do it in moderation. I aspire to that.
I was really tempted one day as I drove past a Rite Aid. I just knew there were bags and bags and bags in there and I might have stopped if not for the fact that I made such a big deal out of it here on my blog. So, thanks blog and blog readers!! Special thanks to those who also comment.
And since we have had NOTHING in the house… I’ve been safe. I have my Cocoa Crack in the freezer and if I think I can’t go another moment without chocolate… I’ll eat that. Once again, it’s chocolate-y enough to satisfy that craving, but not good enough to eat much of. Perfect.
I’ve refined my recipe a bit more. The instructions and original, smaller batch are here. I’m making bigger batches now. It seems to taste better and lasts longer. One must not run out when one is a depraved chocoholic. 1/2 cup coconut oil (I use Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut oil), 1 cup Cocoa powder, 8 packets Stevia (I used Pyure brand), 1/3 cup slivered Almonds (this can be as much or little as you like. It doesn’t affect the alchemy.)
My week one was pretty easy because I didn’t limit anything else in my diet. This next week I’m going all in with Clean Eating and even (gulp) dieting. I’ve been so “diet” resistant lately. I’ve used every excuse in the book, just between me and myself. I’m tired so I need to eat comfort food, I’m sick…comfort, I’m stressed about moving…big comfort, it’s a day that ends in “y”… and the list goes on.
But the result is only that I feel lousy and can’t wear my comfortable clothes comfortably. So… for week two of October 2012, I’m kicking my own butt and getting this party started. I’m hoping that the extra boost of conviction I get from putting it out on my blog will get me over the hump of the first few days.
I’ll report how it goes. I’m looking forward to getting some exercise going again. I’m convinced I don’t need to be this creaky and tired.
I said I had ideas to make this fun, but I can’t think of a-one. It’s only really fun to start feeling better, until then it’s a bummer. But what a reward!
I want it.
I do have a giveaway in mind. I’ll tell you next week. (Exciting, right?!)