Like most people, I am rather partial to a bit of chocolate. I am not a chocolate snob, I will eat most brands, though my particular favourites are Galaxy, Dairy Milk Twirls or Fruit and Nut, After Eights, Nestle Peanut Butterfingers Mini Cups, Ferrero Rocher, the occasional square of Lindt Excellence 90% Cocoa Dark Chocolate….. oh dear, now I am drooling.
Anyway, I have decided to try to give up eating chocolate for 75 days from 1 August to 14 October 2018. This is quite a tough ask for me, especially as there are some birthdays coming up with the potential for cake, but I am resolute and not a chocolate morsel will pass my lips or settle on my hips!
It must admit, I have made it slightly easier on myself as I will be on Guanaja about 100 miles off the coast of Honduras for the duration. The temperature is regularly in the mid to late 30ºC, so the temptation to eat chocolate that melts before you eat it is not that great.
It is quite apt that I chose the island of Guanaja to call a halt to my chocolate indulgence as on 30 July 1502, Christopher Columbus landed on the island. He discovered a fully laden Mayan trading canoe which was carrying large quantities of cocoa beans. Unable to communicate with the Mayans, he did not realise what he missed, but he may have been one of the first Europeans to set eyes on cocoa beans.
Giving up Chocolate to help Feed a Child in Maun
In order to make me more accountable, I am donating £1.00 to Feed a Child for each day I manage to resist. This means my daily small sacrifice will potentially provide a total of 375 days of food. Think of that, over a year of daily nutrition for one child!
To learn more, you can read the Feed A Child Brochure here.
UPDATE – 21 October 2018
I did it!!!! I resisted chocolate for 75 days. I was offered cakes, biscuits, cookies, chocolate sauce and diving freshly made chocolate, but I stayed strong and remained chocolate free!!
I have donated my £75 to my PayPal pool page. If everyone reading this could donate just the price on a chocolate bar – £1 or £0.76 ($1) or £0.88 (€1) or whatever your currency is – this would really help the underprivileged children.
Thank you in advance!
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Larch has had wanderlust all her life, travelling as much as she can whenever she can. Now in her 50’s, she writes about her adventures on her travel blog The Silver Nomad to encourage travellers of all ages to look at different destinations. In early 2019, she qualified as a CAA PfCO Drone Pilot and now travels with her DJI Mavic Pro to capture aerial videos and photos to enhance her work.