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Straight from the Good to the Ugly

29 Jan

Straight from the Good to the Ugly

I haven’t published a blog post since Thursday.  That was partly because I was out of town from most of Friday and Saturday, but it was also because I was dealing with how I was going to admit my problem day.  Yes, Friday was my problem day, as far as my health is concerned.

Here’s What Happened:

It all started out as a celebration.  I went to the gym early in the morning for my Friday morning weigh in.  After a good deal of exercise, I weighed in and was pleased that for the first time since 1995, I was under 180 lbs (179.5 to be exact).  Since I was going out of town, I told myself that I would celebrate a little.  Apparently, I went overboard.  Really overboard.

Dinner was provided for us at a Johnny Corino’s.  Since we live in New Orleans, we don’t necessarily eat at a lot of chain restaurants (Why do so when there’s so much better food in New Orleans).  But we were out of town and I had wondered about the restaurant with it’s Country Italian name.  (I’ve often wondered if it meant you got Biscuits and Gravy with your Spaghetti and Manicotti.  It’s not, just in case you were wondering.)  I stuffed myself on bread, inhaled the soup, ate an entire Caesar Salad off the menu and split Kathy’s entrée’ (the Sampler Platter).  To top it off, I ordered Coke instead of water and kept it coming.  You all know my Coke addiction.  It’s like the old country song that says, “The more I drink, the more I drink…”

My body rebelled later in the evening.  Nuff said.

I’ve eaten better Saturday and Sunday and exercised a good amount.  I’m just now starting to feel normal again.  Regular blogs will resume tomorrow.

Here’s What I Had To Eat Friday:

1 Snackwell’s Protein Meal Bar

1 Serving of Grilled Chicken

1 Serving of Green Beans

1 Serving of Black Eyed Peas

1 Serving on Nonfat Yogurt with Fresh Blackberries

1 McDouble Hamburger (not as a meal, just as a snack.  What was I thinking?)

1 Serving of Italian Bread

1 Bowl of Country Potato Soup

½ Serving of Lasagna (on a Sampler Platter)

½ Serving of Spaghetti (on the same Sampler Platter)

½ Serving of Veal Parmesan (on the same evil Platter)

1 Chicken Caesar Salad

36 oz of Coca-Cola (Quite a lot when I haven’t been drinking it at all)

60 oz of Water (Not nearly enough when I’m used to drinking close to 100 oz/day)

My Exercise Friday:

45 Minutes of Walking

45 Presses on Chest Press

200 Crunches on Ab Machine

3 Times Running to the Restroom Quickly

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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