Monday, March 16, 2009

Recovering from a week of complete overindulgence

This past week, I was so off track, I can't even begin to explain it, or should I say, defend it. I started off the week with wonderful intentions, thought I had a plan for the many social occasions I had coming up, and well, it all just went to pot, and I have no one to blame but myself. So instead of dwelling on it, since it is in the past and there is nothing I can do change it, I am just going to put it out there, learn from it and move on.

Tuesday was the start of the downfall. I met some friends at an Irish Pub for happy hour. I planned on having one drink and leaving fairly early. Instead, I wound up having two beers, and a huge quesadilla, because how could I say no when it was so cheap? I find myself saying that ALOT! (Note to self: Stop that!) Wednesday night was dinner and drinks with friends. Again, could have had a nice primal salad like I planned. Instead it was fried chicken (because I had a serious craving for it once I saw it was the special of the day) and a full night of drinking afterwards, which of course, led to a crappy Thursday, starting with a hangover. And what do we all know is the cure for a hangover? Greasy, processed, fast food of course! The day started with a breakfast sandwich from Jack in the Box, yuck!! That truly did not make it any easier to get through the day! That night, it was dinner at the Melting Pot to celebrate a friends birthday. I would have done really good with this had I not had the bread with the cheese fondue, sticking with just apples and carrots as I had planned. But of course, that didn't happen, but I did refrain from eating too much of the chocolate fondue, because hell, I was full by then, there just wasn't any room! Friday night the birthday celebration continued and I thought it would be great as we were going rollerskating. Well, I discovered that my balance is not what it used to be and that until I lose some weight, I should NOT be on anything with wheels! (I have a bruised knee and a pulled hamstring to prove it!) Birthday girl wanted to end the night at a local bar, so off we went where I indulged in drinks (partially to kill the pain of the pulled hamstring!) along with fried cheese sticks and fried mushrooms. I repeatedly ask myself, why do I eat this crap, because while anything deep fried smells good, it has plain lost it's appetizing taste to me! Yet, I continue to eat it when my defenses are down. Again, it was late night happy hour, so the apps were half price, how can you say no to that??? I need to remind myself that saving a couple bucks on deep fried crap is not worth the way I feel the rest of the night or the next day.

I though Saturday would be better as the BF and I planned on going hiking, but alas, it was not meant to be as it was raining terribly and the wind made it feel like it was 20 degrees outside. So instead, we went for a road trip where we had ice cream, fried chicken (again! I know!! At least this was better than the crap I had Wednesday night!) and mac and cheese. I tried to make up for it yesterday by starting the day off with corned beef and cabbage (the BF is starting to get used to having meat and veggies for breakfast!), but then friends called for an afternoon beverage, which of course, led to bar food for dinner.

Alright, I am done venting about the horrible week! It is done, it is over and I learned several things from it: (1) Deep fried anything just doesn't taste as good as I remember it to be so stay away from it. Remember how crappy it makes me feel, and order something else, regardless of what is on "special." (2) Having one or two drinks is ok, but I have got to limit it to that. (3) Make a plan and stick to it. It really is easy to get a primal salad, or a simple piece of grilled meat and veggies when going out, you just have to ask if you don't see it on the menu.

I am looking forward to a much better week this week, especially since I don't have very many social commitments and I have a couple crockpot recipes that I am really looking forward to trying, which means, I will be eating more at home. And this will give me a chance to work on my goal for this week: clearing out my home office so I can actually use the treadmill that is in there.

1 comment:

  1. I think you will find you are no longer tempted by some of the things you list above if you seriously commit to a few months of "paleo" eating. You really need to commit though - cheating even every few days really sabatoges things.