Someone in the office has just brought a tin of Quality Street over from the UK.
I've just been eyeing up the orange and strawberry creams, trying to tell myself that, although I would really like to eat one or indeed all (how do you think I got to be so overweight in the first place) of them, that it's not worth it. My justification is this:
1) Whilst I will, on the face of it, enjoy eating them I know probably don't actually like them that much (not as much as, say, Maltesers or for that matter, cheese) so I could be eating something I prefer instead.
2) Eating that many High-GI carbs will send my blood sugar through the roof, given my current diet, meaning that I'll feel rubbish in a couple of hours and eat far too much later.
3) I only really want one because I've eaten so many, and everyone else eats them, that I'm kinda programmed to respond in a 'I want one' way. It's just habit, not need.
I guess even with the logic I'm not really convinced and the only argument that's going to win is "You've been doing so well, don't spoil it now" - I'm down 4 more pounds since the last report so 'only' 22 pounds (10kg) to go.... Hmm, that sounds like a lot. Best get to the gym.
The only saving grace with the chocolates is that an open box of chocolates in the office here will last as long as a bottle of full-cream milk at a Blue Tit convention so it's probably just turned into a pile of wrappers as I type...