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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

chocolate

I can't help it. Sometimes I just need dark chocolate. NOW.
I'm a major health-food nut
(yup - we drink green smoothies, flake our own oats for oatmeal, eat organic ...)
but every once in a great while it just hits.
So tonight after asking only half a dozen times, my husband and son zipped to the store and came home with chocolate ice cream and the fixin's for s'mores. Only I didn't make a s'more.
I scooped a bunch of sugar-free ice cream into my bowl, then used the entire candy bar as an edible spoon to devour the treat. But I figure with the ice cream being sugar free, it evened out and is like I didn't eat any treats at all. Right?
Exercise is a dirty word... Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
don't know who said it, but I like it

50 comments:

  1. I love that quote! The chocolate 'spoon' sounds delightful, I must try that out, all in the name of research of course! :)
    Hope you are having a great week!

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  2. I love eating chocolate sometimes. That quote is nice.

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  3. O yes yes !!! Choclate......love love.....but the white one with rice crispies !! Yammie yammie.............have a great day darling..............love Ria...

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  4. I love also chocolate!!!!!
    Hhhhhmmmm.
    Greetings Marga

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  5. dark organic chocolate it's very good for your health actually!! My doctor told me to eat a small amount every day. You gotta love my doctor.

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  6. love that quote! I wish I could live the healthier lifestyle that you do!


    xo

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  7. I LOVE dark chocolate...especially the Green and Black's Organic bar right now, have you tried that?

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  8. I agree with sometimes you just gotta give in to your cravings. Dark chocolate is healthy for you in small douces so Enjoy it!! I love that quote!! Have a great day!!

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  9. Oh yes, Calorie free!! That's what I always tell myself:)

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  10. hahaha oh my goodness Denalee. I think that quote is now my favorite. It almost made me rethink going to the gym tonight..... almost :)

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  11. I love chocolate! I always carry a little case of it wherever I go. Dark chocolate is my favorite. Especially with nuts. Oh dear!

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  12. I went through several months where I gave up sugar and felt really good. Unfortunately, it has crept back into my life. I love ice cream in the summer. I can remember though when I was really craving sugar, I would get some dark chocolate. How do you stay so disciplined??

    xo
    LeAnn

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  13. Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog! Glad to find yours as well.

    Best,
    Chelsea Gwynne

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  14. Oh my, chocolate is just something I can eat bricks of! Darl, there is nothing wrong with going a bit ape with sugar!!!

    Thanks for stopping my blog lovely, I have totaly respect for what you do... I actually lopped off almost a foot of hair last yr to donate... I'm still growing my hair out!

    x.o.x.o

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  16. oh and i hope you didn't share either!!!!!

    i absolutely LOVE dark chocolate!!! my favorite and with a little peanut butter i'm good to go or is that GROW????? ugh!

    hugs :)

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  17. That sounds absolutely delish! I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE dark chocolate. The craving doesn't hit that often, but when it does, I cave : )

    Have a great day!

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  18. Oh yum! I love it too. I don't eat it that often but last night I had the most ridiculous craving for it and luckily I had some laying around the house :)

    Happy Wednesday honey!

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  19. hahahah love that saying ; ) never heard it ...made me get a huge smile because... thats the one down fall i have ChoColate! Darker the better....Trader Joes chocolate..YUM!!!!
    Good to treat yourself once in a while ; )

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    HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY TODAY!

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  20. Oh that's so funny! Chocolate is good for you - in moderation of course. Especially dark chocolate! It has lots of antioxidants.

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  21. Ha! Of course! I love your rationalization! That's awesome! XO!

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  22. Everyone deserves some chocolate every now and then. At least dark chocolate has some health benefits!

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  23. I love washing my mouth out with chocolate, too! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and letting me know that you think it was "hilarious"! That means so much! How's your milky nose?

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  24. Hahahahahah I am going to have to re-quote that quote, it is perfection! - I am also a big health freak but I encourage myself in that Dark Chocolate (personal fave) it is filled with antioxidants.
    xo

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  25. It's funny that I'm reading this right now because I have a serious chocolate craving right now, but none of the good stuff in my apartment!

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  26. Ohhhh Denalee! Chocolate is absolutely a staple in my house and I love dark chocolate! Thanks for the idea...LOL...chocolate spoon sounds like the trick for me! And I love love love that quote!!! Hope you have been well and your Mom is doing good too.

    HUGS!
    Vicki

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  27. I think we think alike! :) Sometimes you just gotta have a chunk of chocolate!

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  28. A chocolate spoon?? You take chocolate eating to the next level. LOVE It!
    xoxo

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  29. What a great idea on HOW to eat chocolate...no need to wash any utensils!
    Thanks for the kind words on my blog.
    Enjoy your day!
    Barb

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  30. There is nothing like chocolate and using it as a spoon - fantastic idea! I'm on day 4 of no candy - treats - snacks - bread. It's not so bad - especially since my reward will be a trip to Paciugo this weekend for some sea salt gelato alongside some fantastic flavor of chocolate! Paciugo - my latest addiction!

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  31. Love your sweet quote!!!
    yES...I too love chocolate..dark!
    Now I must try your spoon idea! Sounds amazing. xoxoxo

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  32. I am a total chocolate addict..yummm!!:)SarahD

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  33. That is a great idea to use the bar as a spoon....Very clever...Yuppie!!! I am going to try this:)
    I cant wait:)
    Kisses sweetie

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  34. Chocolate is THE best temptation(; I mean, even YOU can't resist!! Love you Aunt Denalee!!
    -Carolina:D
    **just about a week til we drive up!**

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  35. that quote is hilarious!
    Chocolate is not something I ever feel guilty about eating. I require it as I require water.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  36. Whoever said that is a genius. Love chocolate anytime

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  37. Oh you said it girlfriend...Even Stephen...no need for ANY guilt here..Thank you for the "enlightenment" ...oh wise one...

    I so adore your sweet world Denalee, I have given you a button on my sidebar so I won't miss even one moment of charm
    ............smile on Rosie...............

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  38. yesss! chocolate is the best. especially when you use it as a spoon to eat your ice cream with. :)

    xoxo
    SWEATshirt/DRESSshirt

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  39. sugar free ice cream?? come on girl, get with the program! don't waste your life away on the yucky stuff!! haha

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  40. Oh, I'm so with you on that! I'm addicted to dark chocolate and need to have at least half a bar every day. Favourite is Lindt, but Green and Black's good, too. Never tasted Hersheys though (I don't think it's available in Europe). Wishing you a wonderful weekend! xo

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  41. lol, it TOTALLY evens out!! ;)
    Can't live without chocolate!!

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  42. You have such a sweet blog! I was really touched when I read your profile. :)

    And omg. Yes. There is always room in every diet for chocolate! Lol. And smores! I think everyone deserves a special treat like that every now and then. ;) Plus, it makes you happier. I read somewhere chocolate increases endorphins (or something like that, lol).

    I prefer milk chocolate but also like dark...I can't go too dark though. I could go 70% but not 92% like a lot of people...

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  43. hershey's dark is my FAVE. i think i did a post on this earlier this year too! love the idea of using it as a spoon...must do.

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  44. It is so healthy for you! Have a great weekend!

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  45. Chocolate spoon! Love it - going to use it for my next party. I'll need to try it first of course, just to be sure.

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  46. yum!! that was sooooo YUMMY!

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  47. And it saved you from having to wash a spoon. Smart thinking!

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