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A hard lesson learned...

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

So yesterday was my birthday and my husband always takes me out to dinner for my birthday. I REALLY wanted a margarita. I didn't really care what I was going to eat, I was mostly concerned with having a delicious margarita. So we went to a Mexican restaurant called Cozumel's. They have one of the best margarita's.

I ordered the large. It was 27oz!!!! Oh lord. They also give you a basket of homemade tortilla chips and salsa. We had to order the queso dip too (had to?). I ate about 10 chips with cheese. At that point, I could have stopped. I wasn't hungry anymore and still had my drink to tackle. But did that stop me??? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

I ordered the steak ranchero dinner. Let me just tell you that this steak is very flat and round and about the size of a dinner plate. Alongside of the steak (that is covered in some sort of mole sauce and on a turkey platter) was about a cup of refried beans and a cup or more of mexican fried rice. Then another smaller plate with lettuce, sour cream, and guacamole AND a side of 3 flour tortillas.

Can you say overkill? I mean seriously, who needs this much food? It's insanity and the reason for an obese nation.

I normally follow a low carb lifestyle. Starchy, high-glycemic foods do not agree with me. I ate less than half the steak. A few bites of the salad, beans and rice and I was OVERSTUFFED. The beans and rice bloated me out so bad and the margarita on top was a recipe for disaster. I couldn't breath, couldn't move, couldn't wait to get out of my jeans and lay down.

To think, this is how I lived most of my life. Eating foods I know I can't tolerate and to excess.

Since I've been following a low carb lifestyle for the better part of 3 months (this time), I have felt so much better. I have more energy and never have that bloated, uncomfortable feeling.

I don't plan on doing anything that stupid again. At least not for a long time. LOL...it isn't worth it. It's a hard lesson learned. And I felt bad that my husband spent $75 for me to feel horrible.

I did enjoy the margarita but it would have been more enjoyable if I wouldn't have eaten anything.

Listen to your bodies people!! They let us know what they like and what they don't!



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  • v KRISTINGETSFIT
    I've been there! Thanks for the reminder and I hope you had a happy birthday!
    1508 days ago
  • v BABENPROGRESS
    Happy belated birthday, so sorry your dinner didn't sit well with you.
    I love mexican food, and I'm sad to admit I probably would've done the same thing, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1510 days ago
  • v SPARKNMOM
    Oh how I love Mexican food!! And I quite enjoy a drink as well!! I've hit some buffets as well lately and yes....I overtstuffed. I didn't eat carby stuff, but even too much "good" stuff is bad! Our birthdays are SO close! Mine is Sunday....

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY my friend!!
    1511 days ago
  • v DAREDEVILME
    Look at it this way, my friend.....the best birthday present you received was a lesson learned in how to do things better for you and for your body.
    Maybe it was a really good thing to have happened.
    Things happen for a reason!!
    Always.
    It was a $75.00 lesson, but it was a lesson.....sigh.....
    1511 days ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    sounds like a great birthday other than being stuffed. I would have loved the food. Our local Mexican restaurant is the opposite. They serve tiny child size portions and are not enough to eat for most men and women. I tend to overeat at buffets.
    1511 days ago
  • v EXOTEC
    Happy (belated) Birthday!
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    omg - what a dinner! LOL You're right: they feed enough to one person to cover the whole dinner party ... or else enough to take home in a bag for the rest of the week! Talk about food porn! hehehe

    I'm the same way with carb-y foods. I just can't take them anymore, despite being the definitive carb addict. Since giving them up, I now can't tolerate them. And your body DOES absolutely give you "the lesson" if you succumb. I can't tell you how many nights I've spent in carb sickness learning to listen to the warnings.

    I'm sorry you had "the lesson". I'm happy you had a nice dinner out. Maybe you can figure out some way to have one without the other! Do you have a Mongolian grill near you? those are awesome! Try it, if you can find one.

    1511 days ago
  • v JAYDEE16
    I do enjoy a good giant-sized margarita - clearly! :)

    Sorry you ended up not feeling well - that's not my idea of birthday fun! But at least it was a good reminder of how far you have come since eating to excess was "normal" and a day-to-day occurrence. I always relearn that lesson when I go to my favorite mexican place, too. Must be those darn tortilla chips. Oh . . . and the margaritas too. :)

    Hope you're feeling better, and that you had a lovely birthday anyway!
    1511 days ago
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