If you have to justify what you are doing then you should listen to your conscience. You know, that little voice pulling at the corners of your brain for your attention.
I had an employee tell me that they would never act that way, while admitting that they did. They would never behave like that ever. Yet they did at work no less. They then proceeded to blame everyone else involved for the incident.
The only thing you can control is your actions. If you have to justify why you did something to yourself than maybe it is not something you should not be doing.
I justified the second chocolate with the sad excuse of my rough day. I knew better the whole time I was doing it and didn’t take the time to stop myself. Okay that is not a situation with serious ramifications but it is something we do every day. If you get used to tuning out your little voice you may ignore it when you need it most.
By the way- that employee really lost me when others were blamed for their actions and they are in trouble. I am trying not to divulge sex so this reads a bit weird but please understand my need for anonymity.