This is an update on My One Word for 2012: Change. Periodically I will stay accountable by letting you know how I'm doing. The good, the bad and the so-so. No holding back.
I tackled going meatless. So the next logical thing to cut out was chocolate. Conveniently I can just say I gave it up for Lent and no one gives me any trouble. Except for Pinterest. Why do you people hate me? Why must you torture me?
Damn you, Hi-Hat Cupcakes and the hundreds of people who have repinned you! [via]
Anyway, I've been chocolate-free for more than two weeks. It has been a million times more difficult than giving up meat. First, there are the Girl Scout cookies that arrived and have been banished to my freezer. Second ... well, isn't the first thing enough?
I see chocolate everywhere I go. It taunts me with its decadence.
Pros: I have not eaten my usual crate of creme eggs. In fact, my lack of business might endanger the future of Cadbury as we know it. On the other hand, I have learned that I am capable of restraint!
Cons: Unlike going meatless, I don't think I can go chocolate-less forever. I'm already counting the days. Those frozen Thin Mints won't stand a chance on Easter. I don't care if I crack a tooth.