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!