But...it still happens.
I know I could have a square or two of dark chocolate to satisfy that craving dancing around in my head ,but I am trying to hold out...just to see if I can.
Because in the past...I never could.
I would start out on Monday morning full of energy and renewed faith in myself that THIS would be the magic week that I could stay on program...to not mess up...to exercise everyday.
It never happened.
After three failed attempts at Weight Watchers, twice on Jenny Craig, and some other silly things...one being a weight loss over the counter drug that gave me a life threatening blood clot...you think I would have learned my lesson and just give up.
But watching my mom in the hospital those days really hit me hard. The hospital was where I was going to end up.
Sooner rather than later.
I shoved that chocolate bar out of my head and started thinking of what I could eat that was the anti-chocolate.
If I could be satisfied by something so far away from what chocolate is...and represents...then I would feel like a winner...stronger than that 'old' me who caved easily.
So what is the ani-chocolate?
I hate kale.
Well...I had never tried kale before...because it was green...gross.
It smelled really...green.
But so many people on the Primal and Paleo blogs love it, rave about it's vitamin and mineral content.
They cook it, steam it, and even put it in smoothies.
Good gosh! How desperate do you have to be to put kale in your smoothie...ack!
The only recipe I was willing to try with kale right now is the baked kale chips.
Seasoned, salted, and baked to crisp nothingness.
I took a recipe from Pinterest for kale chips and gave it my own spin.
I love them.
How weird is that? How much my palate has changed since December? Bunches!
I keep a bowl of kale chips sitting on our kitchen island next to the bowl of Primal Crackers.
When that chocolate bar comes running at me...I run to the kitchen and munch on these spicy chips till I have won.
I am stronger than chocolate...who knew?!
I hope you try a new whole food soon and love it too.