Good evening all!! what are you up to? Are you eating chocolate? I hope not! Ha!
I am currently sat on my friends sofa in London watching a movie! Now people, I have great friends, even friends who go to the extra length of supporting me in my sugar fast! Ha, almost the truth…… My friend also has given up the good stuff for lent so I’m in good hands this weekend! However instead of afternoon tea or a cheeky ice cream down at Southbank this weekend, we shall mostly be eating meat and cocktails….fine by me!!! 🙂 good times!!
My boyfriend told me last night that bourbons did not have chocolate in them….WHAT??? This is great news…this could be the answer to the pit of darkness I will eventually fall deep into…….. But no, thanks to good old google, it’s sadly not true and I can confirm that bourbons DO have cocoa in them! Dam….back to the drawing board!!
Anywho, this evening’s substitute to keep me sane and secure is not just sweet popcorn but sweet and salty popcorn!!! Get me ey!! I shall now be spending the remainder of my evening crunching, sipping wine and maybe even having a tipple of the old whiskey!! Who says life without chocolate is baaaad?!?!?!
Well it’s 11.30pm and the cravings have started!! My peanut butter crunch went down well at work (taste just like tracker bars) but once they were gone my sweet tooth began to twitch!!
As I was waking home I was thinking about what I would make to ensure I was going to get some sugary goodness after a long day……when I got home my boyfriend had bought me a gingerbread penguin!! Feet up for me this evening, sweet treat already made and delivered!!! Maybe a movie…..with popcorn……….YES ….I’m allowed that!! Happy Thursday everyone….it’s nearly the weekend!!!
Day 1 and to be honest, I thought I was going to find it harder! My routine is to have my Diet Coke break (11.30) with a coffee and some chocolate……some people say its a mocha!!
Today I dreaded the break where everyone was going to rustle in their bags and I would hear the crack of a kit breaking or the munch of a snickers, but I was actually ok! I opened my little tin foil package and slowly ate my (not so fresh) hot cross bun!! There could be worse things!!
So on the train home tonight I was trying to visually remember what I had in my cupboards that I could rustle up when I got home to cure my 9pm chocolate cravings…… and this is what I came up with……Peanut Butter Crunch!! Continue reading
So I decided that for lent this year I really wanted to challenge myself! Now everyone that knows me knows that I have a massive sweet tooth and live for the sugary goodness!!
In previous years I have gave up sweets and coffee and boy that was hard……but always had my little dairy friend to make it all better!!
So this year I am going to do it……give up CHOCOLATE for a whole 40 days in the hope that I can rise to the challenge and use some of that will power that spends most of it life sitting on the shelf!!
This blog will follow my journey through the world of no chocolate and stand side by side with me in those times of weakness…..of which there will many!!!
I will post pictures of what I have found to replace my chocolate craving that day and even hope to test new recipes that fill that void!!
So as it’s starting tomorrow, tonight…. Pancake Day…. I am going to purge…… and get through all the chocolate that is currently residing in my fridge at home.
I fear that after my major sugar rush and the need to be sick…..I will go to bed with a stomach ache….but you know what….I will have a big smile on my face!!
See you on the other side brown velvety deliciousness!!!