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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.
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    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
    3141 days ago
    We all must have one of these moments (or more) along the way. You need a slice of refreshing Watermelon after that!
    3148 days ago
    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.
    3155 days ago
    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!

    3155 days ago
    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.
    3155 days ago
    We all learn by our mistakes. Let the hubby know what it did to you and maybe next he'll forgoe the Nachos.
    3155 days ago
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