Now, I’m Craving Chocolate

So my plans for arising early in the day just are not working out.

I woke up about 9. I did stay up later than usual, due to J being on Skype with the boss of an animation project he is working on.

My goal is to wake early, with no alarm. I’m getting the feeling it may take a while.


The morning smoothie had grapes again, power greens, water, juice and frozen mixed fruit.

I put today’s test recipe from the cookbook into the crockpot – pork barbeque today.

Phil and I took our morning walk with the pups – about 20 minutes today. My ankles and shins are still a bit sore, but not too bad.

Had the second jar of green smoothie late morning.


Made a medium salad, with red, yellow, and orange peppers, celery and dried cherries. The dressing was balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, salt and pepper. It was gross. So I added a bit of honey mustard dressing. It still sucked, but I ate it anyway. Had a bit of an upset tummy later and had to take a few Tums. Serves me right.

I made up the barbeque sauce for dinner and got it simmering for an hour.

And Here Is Where The Day Started Downhill

Well, not the entire day – just my food. Some friends, whom we had not seen for almost two years, came to visit. I was so busy chatting with them, that I missed making and eating my second smoothie batch. In addition to that, I had two more cups of coffee.


Pork Barbeque

Pork Barbeque

All of a sudden, it was 5:30 and the kids were starving. I shredded the pork, added the sauce, and served everyone.

Sliced some crispy cucumbers and tossed some baby carrots on the plate and dinner was served.

Instead of making a smoothie, I ate the barbeque. Hmm. A mistake, I think.

The meat was just so tender and juicy, and I was so hungry, I couldn’t resist.

But now I want chocolate. Badly.

The sauce had maple syrup in it, but it was really spicy and not sweet enough, so I added some sugar. I am pretty sure that is what is fueling my craving. I want more sugar. Now.

Although I did just pull out and drool a bit over a sea salt chocolate thingy that my loving husband bought me in town a few days ago, I managed to put it back in the drawer.

Just imagining sinking my teeth into it is literally making my mouth water. But, I really don’t want to eat it right now. So, I think I will go drink a big glass of water and brush my teeth. That always helps.

Plan For Tomorrow

I have to keep myself fueled up during the day, even when chatting with friends.

Tomorrow, I will keep an eye on the clock to make sure I don’t go more than a few hours without eating. And only one coffee a day!

A few days ago, I would not have been able to resist the chocolate. So, I think my cravings are much better. I wanted it, but not enough to actually eat it. That, my friends, is progress.

I may go ahead and make a small smoothie, just to have something sweet to snack on tonight. It is early and I don’t want to take chances of eating something else that will knock me off track.

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