It seems like the year is jetting past us at full speed. Wasn’t it only yesterday I was making up some excuse to eat like a crazy person over Christmas? There are no excuses at all over the Easter break.
Last Thursday I entered Chocfest 2009 with a willing partner in crime -”  my flatmate. (We are a secret group and he shall only be referred to as K, to hide his true identity). Chocolate addiction is serious -” we take no prisoners when it comes to our first love.
It started when I arrived home after one of my regular talks at the ACON Fun and Esteem groups. To thank us the facilitators gave each speaker a box of chocolates.
K was draped on the lounge in front of the TV. I displayed the box in full view of my flatmate rather than hide it under a jacket and scurry up the stairs.
I could see the twinkle in his eyes … how could I not recognise it? It is the same as I get.
We threw caution to the wind, tore open the packaging and started down the road to empty calories.
There’s only one rule with a box of chocolates -” don’t study the list. True chocolate lovers either know the colour-coded wrappers by heart, or they take their chances and ejoy a Forrest Gump moment.
Before we knew it the coffee table was covered with shiny wrappers and a half-eaten block of Snack.
K wasn’t familiar with the Chocfest 2009 concept. It didn’t take long to bring him up to speed though -” that boy is a real fast learner.
I told him in theory we would be eating our own body weight in chocolate over the Easter period -” breakfast, lunch, dinner and every snack betweeen would be chocolate-themed until we ended up riding a Willy Wonka-esque chocolate wave.
Bless him, the boy drew up a menu for the days ahead so we could go shopping for the necessary supplies.
By the end of it I am sure we had consumed more than our body weight in chocolate -” eggs, bunnies, bilbies, blocks, dark, milk, light, white, filled, centred and nut.
All that’s left is to head back to the gym and work it off -” probably over the next 12 months until the Easter Bunny delivers again.

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