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DietSo. My dad just walked in and gave me a gift certificate for two pounds of See’s chocolate. This after three solid weeks avoiding junk food of any kind and turning down hot, buttered, theater popcorn every single week.

When I lived in Boca Raton, a good friend of mine, Rolain, always raved about Sees. She would actually have friends and family bring her boxes of Sees chocolate when they traveled. Once for her birthday, Tara and I bought her Boca trash — a local chocolate decadence. She ate it politely, but it obviously wasn’t Sees.

Honestly, what’s the big deal. Chocolate is chocolate, right? That was until my choir kids gave me a gift certificate to Sees after our year end concert. We have a See’s Candies in the University Mall in Orem. Oh, my. It was fabulous. I did not want to share.

So now — knowing full well what lies in store — I hold this gift certificate in one hand and my health resolve in the other. This is the height of temptation since my New Year’s resolutions were made.

At moments like these, I repeat my husbands favorite saying, over and over and over.

Never give up what you want more, for what you want at the moment.

And I’m telling you, at the moment, I want chocolate.

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  • Clerissa Lewis January 20, 2012, 5:59 pm

    oh man, butterscotch squares!!!

  • Clerissa Lewis January 20, 2012, 5:59 pm

    oh man, butterscotch squares!!!

  • Kelly Lester January 20, 2012, 6:00 pm

    Offer it up for a giveaway and reward yourself with lovely new followers? (Why is Dad torturing you, lol?) BTW – I admire your resolve. 3 weeks? I couldn’t even do 3 days….

  • Kelly Lester January 20, 2012, 6:00 pm

    Offer it up for a giveaway and reward yourself with lovely new followers? (Why is Dad torturing you, lol?) BTW – I admire your resolve. 3 weeks? I couldn’t even do 3 days….

  • Alison Moore Smith January 22, 2012, 12:12 pm

    Good idea!

    He got the gift certificate for Christmas, but he has this think against eating solid foods. He just got new dentures the week before Christmas and they are supposed to actually work this time, but he’s not convinced. Caramel is out, obviously, but I’m thinking there is something soft enough in the store that I can bribe him. I think I’ll just go in and ask for the squooshiest thing they have and then give it to him. He loves candy. I bet he can’t resist.

  • Alison Moore Smith January 22, 2012, 12:12 pm

    Good idea!

    He got the gift certificate for Christmas, but he has this think against eating solid foods. He just got new dentures the week before Christmas and they are supposed to actually work this time, but he’s not convinced. Caramel is out, obviously, but I’m thinking there is something soft enough in the store that I can bribe him. I think I’ll just go in and ask for the squooshiest thing they have and then give it to him. He loves candy. I bet he can’t resist.

  • Mike January 23, 2012, 9:39 pm

    You can always use the gift certificate as a reward for reaching a certain goal. There is nothing wrong with having a cheat day as long as it stays to just one day and you continue on your junk food free path.
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  • Mike January 23, 2012, 9:39 pm

    You can always use the gift certificate as a reward for reaching a certain goal. There is nothing wrong with having a cheat day as long as it stays to just one day and you continue on your junk food free path.
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  • Alison Moore Smith January 24, 2012, 1:08 am

    True. The problem is when “cheat day” becomes “cheat week” or “cheat month.” Or national chocolate celebration year. 🙂

  • Alison Moore Smith January 24, 2012, 1:08 am

    True. The problem is when “cheat day” becomes “cheat week” or “cheat month.” Or national chocolate celebration year. 🙂

  • Jamie January 26, 2012, 2:17 pm

    I feel your pain! I have a really hard time resisting chocolate, especially Harry & David dark chocolate truffles. These are my weakness, and everyone knows that – so I get it as gifts a lot. I still have some from Christmas. in fact, and I’ve been trying to treat myself to a half-truffle if I stay on my “healthy living plan” all day – that includes a workout and eating right. This sometimes makes me think about that puny piece of chocolate all day long, so I’m not entirely sure it’s worth it! Maybe I should give mine away!
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  • Jamie January 26, 2012, 2:17 pm

    I feel your pain! I have a really hard time resisting chocolate, especially Harry & David dark chocolate truffles. These are my weakness, and everyone knows that – so I get it as gifts a lot. I still have some from Christmas. in fact, and I’ve been trying to treat myself to a half-truffle if I stay on my “healthy living plan” all day – that includes a workout and eating right. This sometimes makes me think about that puny piece of chocolate all day long, so I’m not entirely sure it’s worth it! Maybe I should give mine away!
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  • Stacy January 30, 2012, 6:51 pm

    Wow! I know how hard it can really be. What I usually do when tempted like this is to declare a guilt-free day.lol I know it’s not very ideal as it can turn into habit but it is still up to you if you turn it into a habit. 🙂

  • Stacy January 30, 2012, 6:51 pm

    Wow! I know how hard it can really be. What I usually do when tempted like this is to declare a guilt-free day.lol I know it’s not very ideal as it can turn into habit but it is still up to you if you turn it into a habit. 🙂

  • Zarina January 30, 2012, 6:59 pm

    I can cheat my diet for 3 days max. I could gained for up to 6lbs in 3 days lol!

  • Zarina January 30, 2012, 6:59 pm

    I can cheat my diet for 3 days max. I could gained for up to 6lbs in 3 days lol!

  • Aman Kashyap February 8, 2012, 5:09 am

    Oh! LoL! You just got stuck up in a pretty “good” situation. I would prefer to eat the chocolate first then worry about dieting. Though i never had an opportunity to taste see’s chocolate but I know how delicious are are these chocolates. One of my favorite chocolate, you must have heard about, is temptation. So don’t hesitate to eat the tempting chocolates first.

  • Aman Kashyap February 8, 2012, 5:09 am

    Oh! LoL! You just got stuck up in a pretty “good” situation. I would prefer to eat the chocolate first then worry about dieting. Though i never had an opportunity to taste see’s chocolate but I know how delicious are are these chocolates. One of my favorite chocolate, you must have heard about, is temptation. So don’t hesitate to eat the tempting chocolates first.

  • Leon March 27, 2012, 9:54 pm

    it’s always difficult to be presented with something that could give you one pleasure, but make you break a promise you had for yourself…The key is to balance it out… Perhaps, eat the chocolate, but then add another 30 min to your workout schedule that week when you eat chocolate??

    Leon
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  • Leon March 27, 2012, 9:54 pm

    it’s always difficult to be presented with something that could give you one pleasure, but make you break a promise you had for yourself…The key is to balance it out… Perhaps, eat the chocolate, but then add another 30 min to your workout schedule that week when you eat chocolate??

    Leon
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  • Larry J April 17, 2012, 8:58 pm

    My wife loves chocolate but I have never heard her talk about Sees chocolates. I will have to invest into some of the chocolates from their website and give it her for Mother’s day that is coming up in a couple of weeks. On your diet, it is OK to go off your diet for a day. Some people use it as reward for losing weight. My wife believe she could go on a chocolate diet and still lose weight.
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  • Larry J April 17, 2012, 8:58 pm

    My wife loves chocolate but I have never heard her talk about Sees chocolates. I will have to invest into some of the chocolates from their website and give it her for Mother’s day that is coming up in a couple of weeks. On your diet, it is OK to go off your diet for a day. Some people use it as reward for losing weight. My wife believe she could go on a chocolate diet and still lose weight.
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  • Herbert Keegan July 14, 2012, 7:29 am

    “Chocolate is chocolate, right?” Well.. not exactly 😉 did you ever try Belgian chocolates?
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  • Herbert Keegan July 14, 2012, 7:29 am

    “Chocolate is chocolate, right?” Well.. not exactly 😉 did you ever try Belgian chocolates?
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