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Monday, January 07, 2008

So I learned over the holidays that overeating doesn't feel good! Even so, life sometimes has to teach us the same lessons over again.

So this weekend I hung out with my best friend and we decided to have a couple of drinks. The only problem with this is that I haven't had anything to drink in a long time and I'm a lot smaller than the last time I did! So it apparently takes a lot less to get me more drunk than I desire.

Drunken Me decided that it would be a great idea to go to my favorite mexican restaurant. I never go there anymore and it sounded like a good plan at the time. I ended up eating a ton of chips and salsa before the meals came and then I ate my ENTIRE plate of cheese, beans and rice.

I immediately felt the familiar "I ate WAY too much" sensation. My husband, my friend and I all regretted it!

So the scale the next day said I had gone up a pound. Oh well, I figured as much. By eating right yesterday I was able to make the extra pound go away. I wasn't quite feeling well enough to exercise, so I was glad that I was able to just eat a little less than usual.

Today, I feel great! I'm getting right back into the exercise and eating RIGHT routine. I know that I feel amazing when I do it. Even if I ever crave something or feel like I just want to give up, I know I should just keep going. Not only will I let myself down, but I must remember that horrible feeling of being unhealthy.

It truly is about feeling HEALTHY, regardless of whatever size I end up being. Let's all stay healthy together.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SQUEEBONE 1/10/2008 11:32AM

    You're doing great, don't fret!

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HONKEIE 1/8/2008 9:48AM

    You know letting go once in a while is all part of the plan. If you dont bend once in a while you will snap, and that usually leads to falling off the spark wagon. But keeping the 'once in a while' down to just once in a while is the key.
Man, now I feel like mexican food! Time to go down my tears for junk in a jug of water *sigh*

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DNJEN471 1/7/2008 6:29PM

    Oh gosh, I think I have experienced that for sure! Drinking is huge. I use to be able to drink 4 glasses of wine to get drunk. Now by the second I have a pretty good buzz going. Truth is we are all guilty of forgetting that horrible feeling of eating the wrong things and too much of that wrong thing. Then the way we feel after not only physically, but emotionally as well is enough to make us aware for a while longer.

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DANIEE82 1/7/2008 4:37PM

    Ya know the extra pound could have also been a little bit of water weight. There is alot of sodium in mexican food (especially salted tortilla chips).

Careful drinking alcohol, I have found that you dont always make the best decisions (eating and sometimes otherwise) when under the influence LOL!

But it sounds like you didnt do too horribly and got right back on track GREAT JOB!

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