#7 – No chocolate for a month

by Elizabeth on March 4, 2008 · 4 comments

in 101 in 1001, Health & Fitness, Life

Part of my 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge.

This is a chocolate mud cake that I made for my Aunt’s birthday last year

I don’t know exactly what strain of insanity was running through my head when I decided to put this item on my list, but there was no escaping it. I chose February as my Month of Denial for two reasons: a) it happened to coincide with the general health-kick that I’ve started, and b) it’s the shortest month of the year!

I suppose I should have chosen February 2009 and avoided that twenty-ninth day, but part of me really wanted to put this task behind me.

I’m proud to say that I didn’t slip up once, even a little bit. I didn’t pick the chocolate off the rocky road at Adam’s place, I didn’t swipe any of J’s choc-top at the movies, and I didn’t even drink that sachet of fat-free hot chocolate that’s been sitting in the pantry since Sally visited.

I was SO GOOD. I had so many opportunities to cheat, and I didn’t. I think the fear of having to start this task over was what kept me in the game.

The strange thing is, it’s now March 4th and I still haven’t had any chocolate. I was writing in my paper journal last night about how I have lost all desire for cheap chocolate, and would much rather have a small amount of something high-quality and rich.

This year, I only want one really good Easter egg!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Ben Barden March 4, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Hey, congrats! I admire your willpower, especially when you post pictures like THAT one… wow, now I want some chocolate.


Justine March 4, 2008 at 6:46 pm

How hilarious that I should write this on the exact same day without even looking at your blog first! We are so psycho!!


Sal March 5, 2008 at 8:31 am

Despite the near-success a certain TV ad has had on me this year – I now not only “want” but “need” a gold bunny, may I suggest a Darrell Lea liquorice filled egg… It’s enough chocolate for the entire long-weekend. (Well, almost ;-))


Holly March 6, 2008 at 7:57 pm

What an amazing looking cake! :O
Lol, that’s quite funny that you’ve completely gone off chocolate now! Perhaps I should try that!


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