This year, Eric and I went overboard on each other's Easter baskets. Way overboard. The result was an entire Trader Joe's paper grocery bag of candy that weighs 8 pounds as of this morning, named the Bag of Diabetes (BoD). We like to think we're reasonably healthy, fit people, so you can imagine when one of us drags the BoD out after dinner, we're overcome with guilt for even having it.
By the second Cadbury Egg, the guilt usually turns into self loathing. You know that feeling you get when you're fully aware that something is bad for you, and you'll be paying for it later, but you don't care at all because it's SO GOOD.
Most of us have a Bag of Diabetes or two in our lives, and despite advice, warnings, and common sense, we keep dragging that BoD out. It might be an 8-pound bag of candy, a certain wrong type of person you keeping dating, or even a bad habit like procrastination. Having some sort of BoD in your life isn't the real matter. It's being okay with how you deal with your BoD. Some people thrive on self loathing and guilt, so if you're that type, then by all means, proudly hook the BoD to your ears like a feed bag and go to town. If not, put that BoD out for trash day, wipe the chocolate off your face (and out of your hair), and get to changing what you don't like instead of whining about it. It's within your power to get rid of the bad stuff in your life, so make it happen.