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Happy 5th of July!!!

Saturday, July 05, 2014

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The weather was horrific and very un-4thofJuly-like....so I have decided to redo the day....in my own way.

I have been eating way better the last week and yesterday went off the usual....because it was a holiday....and by the time I hit the 6th helping of chips and dip (white bean dip that I made myself btw) .... I knew the day was going to end up with me having gastrointestinal issues.

Add a bloody Mary to that - homemade too, btw...all pureed in a blender and as low-sodium as you could get for a drink like that.

I was not drunk either...but the dip and the drink started the gut party and by dinner at 2pm...I knew after the 1 rib and hamburger that I was done. Left on the plate were some potato salad and cole slaw (both made with lower fat - mustard based dressings)... and I was not feeling good at all.

Too many new things all at once - the drink, the bean dip, the red meat - the body went into shock!! LoL emoticon

After a few hours, I had a few berries and a small cupcake...that was dinner for me around 5pm...and that was it.

I don't like labels like "eating clean" or the Paleo-diet or whatever you happen to be doing at the time. The week prior I was just eating better - more vegetables and less meat, more fish (because my family is away, I have eaten what I wanted)... even less bread products, just because I wanted to listen to what my body wanted to eat.... and that was what it wanted.

Yesterday....it really didn't want to eat that stuff, but social trappinsg kinda dictated and I fell into the trap. I should have brought veggies with my dip, l but the pouring rain made me lazy as heck and the supermarket parking lot was packed...so I grabbed a bag of chips from home.

Anyway... after the gas-explosion emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon things settled down a bit by the time I went to bed... and now here I am.

With coffee in hand, I sit here and type: today is a redo - I will go for a walk, shower, do errands, listen to my lectures...

It also makes me think of all the times we go out socially and regret what we consume.... I can speak honestly and say this: MOST OF THE TIME!.

So why do we torture ourselves like that?

Because we are creatures of habit - to break the habit is hard when it comes to a social situations where we think we will be judged because we are not doing what everyone else is doing.

I am so sorry emoticon but I think I am over that.

Seriously.

I HATE feeling like garbage 10 minutes into a fun event just because I "have to" have a social drink. (That happened at a birthday party recently....my pre-party pre-alcohol snack sat in my stomach and then red wine was added to the bad snack/I need real food/when is the dinner coming party - only hubby noticed, so I guess I am a good faker when I want to be)

Like right now...I don't feel like consuming alcohol. None. at. all. I don't even want to go out with the girls or have them over because that is what they want/expect to do! That is sad. The only way around that is to go out and be the designated driver, I guess.....and sip a seltzer with lime! LoL

I know I am not alone in these sentiments. It stinks that they happen...but it is what it is. But we have to dig deeper inside to stand our ground more when they do happen.

To go with our gut intuition is a hard thing to do sometimes...but it can be done!!

Oh yes, it can....and will....be done!

Enjoy the weekend everyone!!!
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DALID414 7/5/2014 2:53PM

    My sis n I carpooled this AM. She had her WW meeting which is in the same shopping center as my gym. Afterwards she drove by McDs (I bit my tongue) I only got something for the boyfriend (I planned to eat something at home). Just my luck, they put an extra breakfast sandwich in with her order. Guess who scarfed it down because it's what everyone else was eating emoticon

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KANOE10 7/5/2014 8:51AM

    I agree with you that there is social pressure for food and drink at gatherings..which can lead to overconsumption. I hope you are feeling better.
I had decided I was going to indulge in a really good micro beer yesterday. As I drank it, I decided that I really was not enjoying it and tossed the rest out.
Today is a good day for a re-do. I am going to stick to healthy eating today as well!

Being a DD is a useful way to go out with your friends and to stay away from alcohol.

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BABIESTEPS 7/5/2014 7:58AM

    Love the idea of the Re-do! I'll second that!

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