Friday, 18 January 2013

Resisting temptaton update

Two weeks ago, I began my quest to not eat my three most important pieces of Christmas candy - Celebrations, Thorntons and Ferrero Rocher - for a minimum of one month. I promised to provide updates of my progress.

How have I done? Without wanting to boast, I would grade myself "perfect". This past couple of weeks I've learnt that it is not difficult, at least for me, to resist eating easily-accessible chocolates. They are in my room and under my bed yet in my sight: all I need to do is reach down to get them, but because I want to reach this simple goal I won't.

My brother opened his own box of Thorntons this afternoon. I had briefly wondered what to do if he had offered me a chocolate, but he knows I'm limiting myself and thus never did. I did rapidly come to my senses and decided that, if he had, my answer would have been no! The whole point of this exercise is restraint.

The earliest date for me to eat any of my remaining chocolates without breaking my self-imposed restriction  is the 4th of February, so I still have well over two more weeks to go. As I said in my first post on this subject, every following day without eating the delicious goods will be a bonus.

For the record, I'm not doing this because of any self-control issues that I need to improve upon. It is merely a test of willpower, a personal challenge and a morsel of fun!