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Friday, May 25, 2012

Work has been kicking my butt again and I just haven't had the time to go online and check out what's happening with all of you in SparkLand. I have to confess, I did kind of miss hearing what's going on with all of you. Slowly but surely I'll catch up with you.

And the other reason I've felt like I've been out of it is due to one margarita. Si, uno margarita.

Wednesday was my husband's birthday. He wanted to go to our local Mexican emoticon place so we could have margaritas and so he could order their chili con carne. We have affectionately named this chili "bowl of meat" because it is literally a bowl of meat. I guess that makes it Texas style chili? I had their chipotle chicken "burrito gigante del mundo" and let me tell you "gigante del mundo" is NOT an exaggeration. I ate maybe a quarter of it before I said "no mas". I just can't eat the quantities like I used to. And I ordered a "skinny" margarita on the rocks.

Well, let me tell you, that one margarita was a bad idea. It's kind of embarrassing to admit but I was drunk by the time I was done with my one margarita. Maybe it was the lack of sugar in the drink or the fact that I don't eat that much (as compared to before) with my alcohol but the alcohol got to me very, very quickly. We came home from dinner and I was ready to go to sleep (never mind, it was only 8 pm). That and I couldn't stop giggling (at least I'm a happy, silly emoticon drunk). The next morning I felt like I had been hit by a bus. I was hungover? Seriously? From 1 margarita? (and yes, I did try to consume more water to prevent dehydration from the alcohol but still).

20 lbs lost + 1 margarita = 1 very bad idea

Live and learn. Live and learn.

So the bad news is that despite trying to limit how much I ate, I probably still over-consumed when it came to food and alcohol.

But the good news is that I am now cured of any desire to consume alcoholic beverages at any of the Memorial Weekend parties we will be attending.

I hope everyone has a safe, happy, and hopefully not overly-indulgent holiday weekend.

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    Lolita think its it's a good thing you found out now instead of at all those parties :)
    2999 days ago
  • GERMANIRISHGIRL fave. emoticon
    2999 days ago
    Ahhhh....Margaritas have been my downfall on more than one occasion. And let's not talk about my affinity for Cosmopolitans!! I stick mostly to light beer simply because I can handle it better. I have a yen for some mexican food. I may need to visit Moe's today. emoticon
    3001 days ago
    Oh boy . . . margaritas and I used to be old friends, but not anymore either for me. Som, at least you're not alone. If I go out somewhere and am even tempted, I order something that FEELS like I'm having a "drink", like seltzer with a lemon or lime (or even BOTH! WOO HOO!), a virgin Bloody Mary -- whatever I can just sip and concentrate on socializing.

    Just goes to show you how our bodies change as we feed it healthier!!
    3001 days ago
    Add me to the club... I learned about my lower tolerance to margaritas two weeks ago. One benefit though is that I'll save a lot of money this way - instead of having two or three drinks, I get the same effect with only one. And at today's bar prices, that's a huge cost savings! emoticon
    3001 days ago
  • KATHRYN1955
    It's funny the food/drinks that one cannot tolerate any longer after losing weight. I bought a dark chocolate bar today and to my astonishment, only ate one quarter of it. And I most certainly can't hold my liquor any more (not that I drank that much), so now will take my own drinks (sparkling mineral water) to any parties.
    Have a great holiday weekend!
    3001 days ago
  • JAYDEE925
    Too funny! Although it probably wasn't at the time!

    I find that I'm not able to drink near as much as I used to before I lost weight...I found out the hard way, too!

    3001 days ago
  • DANA564
    HaHa, one margarita puts me out too! Still love them though. Maybe I should try a lite beer?
    3001 days ago
    Tequila can sneak up on you --- or maybe it's drinking with a straw! Don't ask me how I know!
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    3001 days ago
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