{Sometimes} I Have No Self-Control

My husband is fantastic about calling on his way home from a long day at work to ask if we need him to pick anything up.

Some days I tell him I need something sweet.  Other days I tell him absolutely NO more sweets in the house.  I have no self-control right now and will eat and eat and eat them!

The other day I begged for chocolate.  I have no desire to tell you how MUCH of it I consumed and in what short period of time said consuming was done.

The truth isn’t pretty.

After that chocolate blitz, I {once again} told him NO MORE sweets in the house.

You may have seen his response to that on my Facebook page.  Here it is again, in case you missed it:

Funny, right?

Apparently the person at the bakery had zero reaction when he explained it.  {I definitely would have laughed if it were me!}

That was 2 days ago. Yesterday, I asked for chocolate AGAIN, and he obliged.

I ate some last night, but had to put the bags (yes, PLURAL.  BagS of chocolate) in the freezer this morning.

Now if I want it badly enough I’ll have to thaw it and work for it.

{Though I feel that it’s important to note that I have NOT had any of the “Matt cake”.  😀 }

What do you do when you feel that you’re lacking self-control in an area like this?




  1. I love your analogy and story. My self-control is with my tongue. My victims are not me, but my beautiful girls. Frustration with homeschooling and teaching character and responsibility. I am teaching the girls to "THINK" before speaking. I am not setting a good example. We had a devotion lesson yesterday (the day after) about Proverbs 18:20 Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction.

    I believe that says it all. My hunger for wise words is like your desire to avoid the sweets. Sometimes we lose control and then seek it over and over again. I keep praying and trying, you keep doing the same.