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Muchos Nachos Not-so Great!

Monday, August 03, 2009

I was thrilled to be able to play golf yesterday -- it was nine holes only, and with a power cart: but still! Beautiful evening, best company (my husband); and we stopped for a glass of wine on the patio of the club house afterwards. "Let's get some nachos, too" he suggested. And I agreed.

A huge heaping plateful of them. Ooey-gooey with lots of cheese, jalapenos, chopped sweet bell peppers, onions: and yup, inhibitions loosened by the wine probably, I ate way way too many.

Dutifully logged them into my nutrition tracker, blowing my targets for calories (natch) and fat (natch); still under for the day on protein and carbs (surprisingly). It's the first time since May I've been significantly over nutrition goals so I didn't worry too much about that. More amused with myself than anything else.

But -- I really really can't eat that way anymore. Up during the night, parched with thirst from all the sodium and a pretty upset tummy.

Didn't weigh myself today: quite certainly up with "water weight" from the sodium but can't have put on any "real" weight since a pound would require 3,500 excess calories and I was way under that.

But with the interrupted sleep, queasy tum and raging thirst that "treat" was not terrific. And I don't think I'll be tempted by nachos again anytime soon. Nachos not-so great. A useful reminder: There are better ways to celebrate than food.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DBCLARINET 8/17/2009 12:23AM

    That sounds exactly like the kind of day my husband would talk me into, huge plate of nachos and all! I can't face plugging all of that into the nutrition tracker. I know it was bad, and for some reason I just can't bring myself to face the full-on assault of numbers. emoticon

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NGALAX 8/10/2009 6:32PM

    We all must have one of these moments (or more) along the way. You need a slice of refreshing Watermelon after that!

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WACHSC 8/3/2009 10:18PM

    I guess all of these things are signs of nurturing better health habits and choices.
Glad that you got to play golf. I'm actually missing the course a bit since we returned from vacation, but the wedding planning is fun too.

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    Isn't it funny that at one time you probably would not have noticed any ill-effects of all that sodium and fat? It's great that now your body knows the difference between what you want to eat and what you should eat!

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JOPAPGH 8/3/2009 7:40PM

    If that is the first time you have fallen off the wagon since May, you have done very well indeed.

Deep fried food no longer agrees with me either.

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JIMBOUCHIE 8/3/2009 7:28PM

    We all learn by our mistakes. Let the hubby know what it did to you and maybe next he'll forgoe the Nachos.

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