Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentines Day Preparation

Another potential land mine holiday is fast approaching. Valentine's Day, which as we all know is centered around roses and chocolates, is a bane to us dieting chocolate lovers. I've decided to allow myself a few (two or three) small pieces of chocolate and that's it. Just a taste.

The first test was a package that arrived yesterday from my parents... three boxes of assorted chocolates for the kids. They were excited, I was appreciative but I was also fearful that I would sneak my way into eating too many of them. I asked my wife to hide them away which she did promptly. It reminded of the movie "Fatso" where they had a cabinet containing sweets and desserts that had a chain and lock on it.

The kids all wanted to offer me a taste but I was told by my youngest (11) that she "doesn't want me over doing it.". I replied "don't worry sweetie, I won't".

Weigh in tomorrow. Two good calories burns snow blowing and shoveling since the last Saturday will hopefully mean a good loss this week. I'll post results tomorrow morning.



  1. Hi! I love your blog! You are very motivating and I am excited to follow you through your journey! :)

  2. thank you for your kind words MelCSC.

  3. You are doing really good. I will blog about you in my blog.

  4. My Nazi dentist "accidentally" pulled my sweet tooth when I was young, so I can do with or without candy and chocolate. Def makes Valentine's Day that much easier to navigate.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. we are doing a sweet free valentines ( for the adults) in our home and a brisk hike sunday morning. Can't wait to see your weigh in :)

  6. Ah, chocolate! Hide it from me too. This year I'll opt for a dozen red roses.

  7. I second the lock on the cabinent.. I would need to eat it til it is gone!!! Kudos to your control!

  8. We have diceded to buy a small box of Roses chocolates to share between the 4 of us. Just because John & i are working towards living healthy, doesn't mean we have to miss out completely, as don't you.
    We all need to live in moderation in every festive season. Missing out just causing rebelion.