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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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KRISTINGETSFIT 4/6/2012 5:37PM

    I've been there! Thanks for the reminder and I hope you had a happy birthday!

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BABENPROGRESS 4/4/2012 9:24PM

    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

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SPARKNMOM 4/3/2012 11:44PM

    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!!

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DAREDEVILME 4/3/2012 4:59PM

    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.....

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/3/2012 1:58PM

    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.

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EXOTEC 4/3/2012 1:00PM

    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.


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JAYDEE16 4/3/2012 10:40AM

    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!

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