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Today, I had two pieces of Willy Wonka's Scrumdidlyumptious Chocolate. The bag said a serving was four pieces and each serving was 190 calories. So 95 calories. Not good, but not that bad either. When I went to the gym today, I had it in my mind that I was going to use the elliptical until I had burned off all 95 calories. It took me 10 minutes and 26 seconds to burn off 95 calories.
"So what's the big deal?" you might ask. The big deal is this: I could have not eaten those two pieces off chocolate and had the 10 and a half minutes on the elliptical count toward building a larger calorie deficit. Two little pieces of chocolate made me exercise for an extra ten minutes today. The next time I'm about to indulge, I'm going to ask myself, "Do I really want to work this off later?"
Most of the time, I think the answer is going to be no. There may be a few times where I do let loose and eat something sinful. I am human, however. And chocolate is delicious. Or should I say, scrumdidlyumptious?