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Thursday, September 20, 2012

I've been paying really close attention to how I feel both physically and emotionally over the past couple of days based on what I eat, by delicately tweaking my diet and reflecting on the slight cues from my body. Last night I decided to toss this whole delicate nonsense because being delicate is for losers, I guess...?

I volunteer with the teenage girls at my church and last night was our activity night. I got home from work and fixed myself a big salad, figuring I might have something else small after the activity when we met up with some friends for bar trivia. It turned out that trivia didn't work out, but Jason and a couple of friends went to the Texas Roadhouse for their Wednesday night steak special.

After my activity ended, I met them at the Roadhouse. I wasn't hungry enough for a whole dinner so I got a buffalo chicken wings appetizer. First mistake. Turn out The Roadhouse's buffalo chicken is really buffalo sauce-coated breaded chicken. Breaded. Oh well. So much for the high-protein appetizer I expected. I ate all the celery and most of the chicken, though, because I was hungry.

Second mistake. Downing a couple of the decadent Roadhouse rolls before I really thought about it. I can't be sure if it was the rolls or the breading (though I'm leaning toward the rolls), but by the time I got home, I already felt bloated and Jason can attest to my irritability.

This morning I had a total carb hangover. I felt tired and sluggish. For the last few days I've been waking up a little bit before my alarm. It's not that I didn't want to stay in bed on those mornings, but I felt awake and ready to get up. This morning I just could not get out of bed. I finally got up at 8:15 and sped through my morning routine to finally get to work by 9:15. Lame.
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    Yeah, that's insanity alright. And I do it too. And I don't learn either. Maybe we need to tattoo it on our foreheads. "Don't eat carby crap!"
    3047 days ago
    Woubbie, isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over expecting different results? :)
    3048 days ago
    We're human beings. We require proof that something's bad for us. Over and over.

    My dear Aunt Mary had multitudinous food sensitivities that caused her real problems. My mother would point out to her that all she needed to do was the avoid the things that she KNEW bothered her. Her response was "But sometimes I can get away with eating it!" So she was willing to suffer the consequences most of the time just cause once in a while she'd be OK. *facepalm*
    3048 days ago
    The past is over, done; what counts is where you go from here. emoticon
    3048 days ago
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