The day of expressing love, flowers, and chocolate. Couples revere it, they get to have expectations from their partner, what will they get me? will I love it? will I have to pretend I love it? will it be better or worse than what I got them?!
Singles, like me, are indifferent. (Some singles not like me take offence and post passive aggressive anti valentine statements, but I will get to them in another post.) I don’t really care if I get anything because it will either be from my parents or on the off chance my brother, and because everyone knows I am on the low carb diet, doing this blog, it will most likely be a stuffy and no sweets.
This year, for some reason, was different because everyone got at least two things. My dad brought home the usual roses for my mother. My mother and I bought my dad a set of spicy sauce and chocolate turtles, we bought my brother a box of chocolates and a set of Deadpool cups that were so totally cute. My mother bought herself a couple and shirts, and a bag of her favourite candy. I got a lama stuffy, no surprise there, except it has a button that when pressed makes it jump around and twerk. It is by far one of the cutest things I have ever seen. AND by total surprise I received a mug cake. It is a mug that is built for the microwave that has cake mix in it, and when assembled and microwaved cooks a delicious light and fluffy cupcake type thing.
So needless to to say, Valentines Day turned out to be a carb overload. Not only with all the sweets but it started off with the dinner my dad made which was a stir fry featuring mango! At first I thought, well, maybe I should just put off my cupcake mug for a later date (what date i don’t know). But we all ate the delicious stir fry, then everyone opened their chocolates and started to share with one another, and of course I couldn’t resist. So, I did what I tell everyone to do, decide when it is appropriate to celebrate, and celebrate away. So I got a glass of wine, made my cake, decorated it with whipped topping, shared it with my family, and had more than just a couple nibbles of everything.
It was glorious.
And then it wasn’t.
After a while of basically binge eating sugar and wine (maybe 2 1/2 glasses) I started to feel hot, because of the sugar rush. I started to feel bloated, because of the carbohydrates. And I actually at some point started to feel ill.
I was surprised at my bodies reaction because in the past it would have been a no brainer. “Nothing can survive past this night and if it does my brother is the last person who can have the leftovers.” But I was pleasantly shocked with the ill feeling I had; not only did I not finish my mug cake and give it to my dad, but I also allowed quite willingly for my brother to take the rest of the chocolates.
I knew the impact I had made, and I was worried that I would gain ten pounds and not fit into my target dress anymore. I am pleased to tell you that because I have been so consistent with the keto diet that it caught me, I gained nothing! So today is today, the celebration is over, I am back to my normal eating habits.
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