Chocolate from Holland arrived shortly after my friend Robin returned from a cruise which stopped in Amsterdam. What a lovely surprise! I managed to keep it for two months, until reaching a goal to celebrate in my diet. This past week I have nibbled four or five squares a day (24 squares in a bar), and stayed at my new weight. It is the only chocolate that I've had since the middle of May - me, a chocolate addict! But that is the trouble, you see.
If I only liked chocolate a little bit, I could have a bite and then quit. As Robin knows too well, I am not good at saying no:) So, it is easier to have no chocolate than just a little. Sadly that applies to more than chocolate. Have you ever had just one french fry? Just one chocolate cream out of a box? Just one chicken wing? Well, you see what I mean. Self control is a virtue which I have opportunity to practice too often - not losing my patience or my temper, not talking too much, exercising when I don't feel like it - oh yes, lots and lots of practice.
Considering my rate of failures, I am not so sure that practice makes perfect. Doubtless it is still good discipline.