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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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    I've been there! Thanks for the reminder and I hope you had a happy birthday!
    2022 days ago
    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
    2024 days ago
    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!!
    2025 days ago
    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!!
    It was a $75.00 lesson, but it was a lesson.....sigh.....
    2026 days ago
    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.
    2026 days ago
    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.

    2026 days ago
  • 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!
    2026 days ago
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