Thursday, May 08, 2008
Chocolate or Chocolat
Every afternoon after lunch my energy level just plummets. It's all I can do not to lay my head down on my desk. I can't have caffeine, so I'm sure that's part of it, and then I get to thinking maybe some chocolate will revive me. Then I go get some candy. Lately, it's been Hershey's Kisses that I've been craving. I have to stop doing that or I will never lose weight. I'm sure that's what is keeping the weight on me. At least that's part of it. I wish I didn't like chocolate candy so much.
My doctor told me not to eat chocolate because he said it raises blood pressure. I thought he might as well tell me not to breathe. It's been really difficult for me because I've always loved chocolate, even as a kid and it hasn't changed to this day. Sometimes I think when someone tells you not to eat a certain food it makes you want it even more. I think that's what's wrong with me now. I have it in my mind that I can't have it, so now I want it more. Maybe if I could forget I'm not supposed to have it, then I wouldn't want it so much. It doesn't help that every time I go to the doctor he says, "Remember, no chocolate, no alcohol, no this, no that, etc. He wants to spoil all my fun.
When thinking about this chocolate saga, it reminds me of the movie Chocolat. It's one of my favorite movies. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of my page and turn off my music before watching this clip.