With the holiday season there is a very human tendency eat a little more than you should. We eat richer foods, candy, chocolate, pies and cakes. And if you are strong you can limit this either to a few meals, a few dinner parties or a week or so of bad eating before you tighten up and do the best thing.
But some of us kinda forget where we came from and let that get away from us.
December is a big food month for me. My best friend's birthday is the end of November, my Mom's birthday is the first another close friends is the fifth and then the holiday parties start. Then there is my birthday on the 20th and the celebration doesn't begin and end on that day. Friends wanna take you out. (thanks to everyone) and then there is Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and then a few days later we have New Years. GOSH TOO MUCH TEMPTATION.
So what happened? Well I was tempted and I enjoyed every second of it. But I did not stop. After the last party I just didn't stop and tighten up on my diet. And it got bad. And I did not notice. But a good friend did and I have to thank Carine for her one simple comment. "Brian, are you falling off the Wagon?"
I didn't much pay attention to her comment as I was downing my last pint of chocolate stout and my monster cheesecake.
But the next morning as I got on the scale I noticed that I had gained a few pounds. I have been floating around 230 for the last few months. I got to 224 on October 31 but I was ok with 230-232. Five pounds is not that visible on me. But the scale screamed 238. And it screamed "WHAT IN THE HELL ARE YOU DOING???" I wanted to be 218 by now not 238.
So I thought about what I ate in just the day before. And I could not believe what I ate... But here is the list...
Two lean porkchops
4 oz of egg beaters
two packets of instant grits
That was for breakfast and you know I am ok with that for a big breakfast
One McTed's Burger (its something I made up but think of a BigMac made with Bison)
French Fries (I'm sure i had some ranch to dip them in)
Ok that is what I call a splurge meal
Two oatmeal cookies (uncooked) They are 340 calories a peice
One Mini Apple Crisp (think apples and caramel sauce with nuts and icecream)
I had a sweet tooth
And then I was home and watching tv and I was not really hungry.
BUT THEN SOME THING HAPPENED
I must have had a sugar spike. I was hungry so I decided to go to Taco Mac and have a salad and a beer.
Now I have had more food than a man should have in a day.
But I ordered anyway
Cup of chili
a Kenmore Burger
2 Chocolate Stouts (yummy Beer)
A Makers Mark Manhattan
and to top it all off
MONSTER CHEESECAKE with Chocolate and Caramel Syrup
and that is when Carine made her comment.
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
I am not proud. But I'm not going to beat myself up for what I did. I fell off the wagon. The healthy wagon never leaves it waits for you. And I crawled back in.
So I put myself on my clean eating plan. I've been on it for two days and I have decided to stay on it until Superbowl Sunday. February 7. 30 days of clean eating just like OctoberFast.
I have promised to be honest and transparent in my blog. And that's about as transparent as I can be.
Wish me luck...