I feel needed

My family needed me today. All of them. Every last one of them. I feel very needed. Separating need from want, while I wanted to read stuff on the internet and write things, and needed to take care of them. And I did.

Tonight, I think I want chocolate ice cream. However, since I’d like to eat a more healthy diet, I will remind myself that I don’t need chocolate ice cream, and I’ll take my substitute feed, which is frozen peas (cold, a little crunchy, and mildly sweet).

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    A frozen starch over chocolate. Surely, you’ve heard of Skinny Cow ice cream and preferably “chocolate fudge brownie” [150 calories, 2 gr. fat]   FIVE minutes of pleasure (it’s a small portion) or TEN minutes of pleasure with using a very small teaspoon.

  • pst314

    A hunk of semi-sweet baking chocolate would give you that chocolate high with far fewer carbs.

  • Ellen

    Frozen peas!?  Pardon me but yuck!  When I feel the need, I eat a small square of dark chocolate.  Antioxidants and it tastes good too.

  • http://OgBlog.net Earl

    pst314 and Ellen think just the way my wife does!!  I buy her Trader Joe’s big ol’ chocolate bar and she breaks it into 1 ounce hunks and has one each day.  She feels satisfied (and righteous) and she manages to limit the ice cream to Saturday night (if she forgets, or we’re not home, she waits until the next week.)  And she doesn’t ever feel deprived!

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    You are all assuming I show some self-control around chocolate, whether chips, bars, or ice cream.  Here’s the right image for you:  Do you remember those 1980s movies showing cocaine addicts desperate trying to sniff stray particles out of the carpet or their dog’s fur?  That’s me with chocolate.

  • Charles Martel

    Item from today’s Instapundit:
    NEWS YOU CAN USE: Chocolate may protect the brain from stroke. Perhaps I’ll have a bit, with tonight’s glass of red wine. You can’t be too careful with your health, you know.

  • Danny Lemieux

    Hmmm….Charles, next time we meet for pizza, we will need to bring her a box of chocolates, methinks.

    There has been some very good clinical research that shows that only 1-oz a day of chocolate confers astounding heart-health and circulatory benefits. Might even help those migraines. 

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    You should try chi gong, Book. That’ll smooth things out.