There are three Baskin-Robbins within three miles of my house. In my worst eating days, I was in the habit of stopping by once a day, and a few times I even went twice in one day. That was the beauty of there being three of them! Rotate!
When I was a youngster our biggest adventure was riding our bikes to the Baskin-Robbins and getting as much ice cream as we could afford. Back then I liked hot fudge brownie sundaes with chocolate mint ice cream, but somewhere along the line I switched to Chocolate Mouse Royale, which is a creamy medium chocolate with delicate chocolate chips in it. I crave this ice cream more than any other treat, and usually have it on a waffle cone.
Yesterday I found out I didn’t get a job that I wanted and it really made me want to say “F— it” and eat a handful of chocolate chips and peanut butter. Why didn’t I throw away those chocolate chips? I guess I thought they’d be a somewhat clean treat with strawberries but they are proving too tempting! The craving was so intense I thought I’d surely succumb. I knew if I allowed myself a handful that it would become two or three.
I resorted to having a half a Atkins dark chocolate shake and amazingly, it did the trick! I was pleasantly surprised.
Sometimes it’s just a bit that needs flipping.