I could never understand why I stashed sweets, binged when no one was in or looking, until I was talking to my brother about my weight and he explained that has children our parents worked hard and long hours feeding us was either not on their priorty or used to punish us ( food given then taken away before we could eat it). Born in the early 60's we was latch key kids so neighbours used to feed us before our parents came home. The penny dropped.
Last month I sent all my friends/ family text stating no chocolates or sweets. 6 boxes of chocolates all containing average 24, 3 boxes maltesers, jelly babies. Box biscuits and packet if wine gums. Well 1 box down (2 per day) worked in calorie count. Box can now be left by my side without reaching to get another one and stash moved downstairs where I open the cupboard door and close it again.
Yes I will slip but no one is perfect. Given some chocs away.
Thanks for reading.