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Better Lent than Never

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 by:

Last week I gave up chocolate for lent. Yes, I realize lent started on March 9th, but Easter seemed like a good deadline to reintroduce this decodance to my diet. Why forgo a favourite?

I realized I was asking my children to do something I couldn’t do myself.

My sons Bode and Beckett were turning into sugar junkies. Just mention the word and my two-year-old becomes so excited that yesterday he spastically smacked me in the face at the thought of sweet temptations.

I preached that sugar wasn’t good for them. It should be a treat. Not something consumed every day. Unfortunately I couldn’t follow the advice myself.

I love chocolate and recently it has infiltrated my diet on such a huge level that the thought of a meal without a cocoa treat afterwards makes me quiver (almost literally). A day without chocolate just doesn’t happen anymore.

How could I ask my children to save candy for a treat when it had become such a regular occurrence in my own diet?

So I decided to stop it. Cold turkey for one month (shy a few days).

To tame my sugar loves my fruit intake, along with my sons’, has skyrocketed. My little experiement may result in family-wide eating improvements.

My sons still ask for candy almost every day. But now I can say it’s only for a treat, without feeling like a hypocrite.

Time to Pay up your Chocolate Tax

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 by:

Chocolate Boob Tax has been officially launched with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Looking for a way to lose weight and do good?

Chocolate Boob Tax is putting out a challenge to all moms to make yourself accountable for your cravings.

In 2010, I’m pledging to pay $1 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation each time I eat chocolate.

My goal is to raise $10,000. While I love chocolate, I obviously need a little help to reach my goal.

If you love chocolate but are looking for a way to limit your intake, visit Chocolate Boob Tax. Tell us about your indiscretions and when you get to $25 log onto Eat Chocolate, Find a Cure to pay your chocolate tax.

Lose Weight or Find a Cure Trying

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 by:

A self-proclaimed chocoholic I decided to make good from my bad habit. For the next year, each time I indulge I will donate $1 to help find a cure for breast cancer.

Care to join in?

You can track my progress and join in yourself by following my blog: Chocolate Boob Tax