Facing Fear (15): Brutal Honesty
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I over celebrated valentines day yesterday. My husband & I decided to celebrate by making a bacon explosion (see http://www.bbqaddicts.com/blog
/recipes/bacon-explosion/ for a full explanation).
Yes! It represents our relationship much more accurately than chocolate & flowers!
Yes! It was delicious!
Yes! I had a couple of beers during the 2.5 hours it took to cook over indirect heat on the BBQ!
Yes! I went way over my calorie total.
When I woke up from my bacon-induced sleep this morning, my first thoughts were on how I was going to report in to spark people. Was I going to just skip yesterday's tracking? Was I going to create a dummy entry for "valentines day binge" (search binge in the food tracker - there are lots of binge entries)? In the end, I decided to be honest. It wasn't pretty. I went 1,300 calories over my range yesterday (that's 1/3 of a pound!). But I'm glad I faced reality. It helped me to realize that my life involved bad as well as good days. I'll be much more successful if I can learn to embrace both.