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Overindulging: The Good, The Bad, and the VERY Ugly!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Yes, this is an addition to the post I did last night)
So last night, when out with friends at my favorite Italian restaurant I went ALL out and totally over ate. In the end I ingested more than 1500 calories in a 2 hour sitting (and that doesn't count drinks since I stuck with tea).

First the good: It was DELICIOUS, and I had so much fun with my friends. Part of why I ate that much was because... well I used to... and all but one person finished their plate, and they ordered a huge plate of pasta. Now, I know it's not an excuse, but the chocolate cake was so wonderful... as was the pasta, meatball, and the cheese... all the glorious cheese.

The bad... 20 minutes later, we were in the car and I thought I was going to puke... this feeling lasted for 4 hours and required medication so I could sleep. A horrible feeling I wish not to repeat. I am writing this down so I can remember and re read this the next time I plan to go back (which I do, but this time I WILL be getting a to go box!)

The Ugly.... Picture this: 4 am, I am up, feeling as if fatty foods is oozing out of my skin, and heartburn so bad it took 2 glasses of water, 2 prescription strength pills (which I had to dig out since I have kept the heart burn at bay for about a year now), and some pretzels (those always help) before it was good enough for me to get back to sleep. Now this morning, I feel like complete and utter crap! My skin feels gross, my stomach still hates me, my throat feels like it has a hole burnt through it and I am exhausted!

It is so bizarre to think that I have changed so much in 3 weeks...seriously I would have felt fine just 3 weeks ago. But since starting SP I have stayed around 1400/day. So eating all of that PLUS some in just 2 hours... not good... no... not good. I think I am going to make myself some chamomile tea for breakfast and remind myself that if I want to overindulge I might as well drink lots of alcohol... I'll feel just as crappy the next morning either way!
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  • MOMMYHOUSEWIFE
    No wonder Jillian Michaels, who used to be a fat girl too, now says, "I don't know how you eat that over-processed crap!" Yeah, I totally get it.
    3790 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7565518
    It amazes me how things change in 3 weeks. Eat some veggies and other clean stuff and you'll be okay. I'm afraid to put in what I ate last night when my friends and I went out to Olive Guarden. Why Didn't i get Soup and Salad? Why Did I get pasta!
    3792 days ago
  • THENEWSHANNON
    Ah, so true. I did the same thing this weekend - with the same results. I like your take on it - focus on remembering it so you can learn for the next time around! emoticon
    3792 days ago
  • no profile photo DENISE.PG
    I've recently started trying to lose weight (yet again!) myself.... it's only been a week, but I've already noticed huge differences in the way that I eat. I get amazed at how much less food manages to fill me up when I'm eating slowly and drinking lots of water! I'm sorry to hear that your body revolted on you when you ate all of that food, but at least it sounds like it was a lesson learned! emoticon

    All the best!
    Denise
    3792 days ago
  • AEL_RHIANA
    Happened to me as well. Was diligent with eating well and exercising daily... And then hubby and I went and got Thai food for lunch. On the way hom from Thai we stopped at a PC store to look around, and they had bags of somehting called 'gamer grub.' The PB&J version caught my eye. On the way home we also got the bright idea to get slurpies from 7-11. Let's just say that about an hour later I feel like I am going to throw up and/or drop dead. I felt very neaseous for close to 8 hours, and almost didn't even touch dinner. Your body gets used to the good quickly. And when you pack it with non nutritious stuff... *shivers* Not a pleasant experience!
    3792 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5522744
    you got that right now you should remember why you feel this way for the next time. it's amazing how you can start eating right and all of the sudden start feeling terrible after eating crap. emoticon
    3792 days ago
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