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Health Confessional: Share It and Move On

Confessing my health and fitness slip-ups to you makes me feel human again, especially after reading your confessions. I've got a new one to make . . .

There was a little too much ole in my Cinco de Mayo celebration. I got carried away at a Mexican potluck I attended last night and am paying a pretty peso for my dining decisions today. Somehow, a few harmless chips dipped in guacamole turned into more chips and five-layer dip, a couple carnitas tacos dressed with sour cream, two helpings of cheesy Mexican lasagna, and a decadent chile-spiced brownie à la mode for good measure. And, yes, there were margaritas. As you can imagine, I rolled myself home feeling a bit ill.

So there you have it, I've told you mine, now you tell me yours. Got anything you need to get off your chest? Share your health blunders below and I promise you'll feel better. We all are human, and we all make mistakes, and we all move on.


tarall10 tarall10 8 years
Hhmmm, I had a bad week last week. I attended a reception on Tuesday night filled with yummy appetizers, a Gala Wednesday night with yummy appetizers and a three course meal, and on Thursday, treated to a carb filled lunch (sandwiches, and 2 types of pasta salad), I had 2 desserts, and then at an afternoon work event had some ice cream and a bite of cake, but was still full from the lunch so i didn't indulge like I could have. I don't feel that guilty about it though, because, hey, it happens, and as long as it's not every week, I think that it's okay.
zeze zeze 8 years
Well...I've had a baddd week since I finished the semester last Wednesday. Lots of tortilla chips, chocolate covered strawberries (2), fried chicken tenders and just a little french fries (only because they were not good), oh and today, bread and fava beans cooked in oil at a mother's day brunch, this thick creamy stuff topped in date syrup, and then I was great for dinner I had half a veggie sub with mozzarella - but then I went to the movies and over did it on the buttered popcorn! Damn freshly popped movie popcorn! Tomorrow the slacking off of "first post exam week" ends prematurely and we get back to basics!
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 8 years
CRAAAZY snacking after 10 pm earlier this week =[ Finished off a bag of chocolate chips and started digging into another one, probably ten or so mini Reese's Cups, and two cups of dry cereal. Yuck. I hate when I start eating and can't stop myself. I always feel so gross the next morning.
bonniebonnie bonniebonnie 8 years
Ate jalapeno poppers, a steak sandwich, and three (very full) glasses of wine. Barely touched my salad that was there to fill me up first.
Advah Advah 8 years
Margokhal - congrats on losing 10lbs anyway! I've been eating like crazy these last 3 weeks, and not really healthy food. I'm back at the point where I can barely button up my jeans, and man it is uncomfortable and unpleasant! I'm officially back to snacking on fruit instead of cookie (damn office cookies! stop bringing them people!) and eating a salad before my main meal.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
I found out I lost 10 lbs on Sunday. Monday morning, I had to be up early to take my brother to school...and I stopped by a Chick-Fil-A on the way back to grab a chicken sandwich. It ended up being the entire meal - sandwich, hash fries, and orange juice. And I haven't exercised for the last two days, even after that. I've just been so TIRED. Ugh. Maybe I'll go for a run later today.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 8 years
It makes me feel better comiserating like this and reading that I am not the only one. Why is it whenever I get a healthy eating plan in mind and start working out again, it seems to fly out of control. I started counting calories again this week which works for me just seeing the number totalled but I went to a wedding last weekend, and then Cinco de Mayo this week, then out to celebrate with my boyfriend and friends last week for his semester being over (although I only had two beers, 6 honey BBQ wings and a side salad) but UGHHH instead of my daily totals going down like they should be, each day is more than the next! Grr.
shaunarae shaunarae 8 years
Last night I went to a benefit and there were the most delicious chocolate covered strawberries. I had one. Then I passed the chocolate mousse, then coffee flavored mousse in chocolate shell cup...My boyfriend looked at me with that ever so loving..."Maybe you should stop with the chocolate..." One Vodka deep and I thought I was starving. :)
hannahc hannahc 8 years
Uhg I went to girls night happy hour last night, and while I didn't eat everything in sight I did eat a bunch of fried calamari...I don't usually eat fried food in any measurable quantity and boy did I pay for that around midnight. And lizzie008, I had pizza to celebrate my first half marathon too! It was so worth it :)
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
A few weeks ago when I went back to my parents' house for vacation, I gorged on all the American food I could get my hands on since it's just not as readily available in the UK where I'm living at the moment. SO that meant that I went out for three French Toast Slams at Denny's, Dairy Queen blizzards about four nights in a row and basically snacked on everything I could get my hands on that was sweet and/or greasy. I was a little roly-poly (tee hee!) when I touched down in London but seriously it's only been a week and I've lost the pudge just by having to walk everywhere again and not being able to get my hands on junk food. :( How I miss it. :(
LilyLyra LilyLyra 8 years
I had been eating way out of control lately, so the day before yesterday I got back on track and ate healthy foods and felt so proud of myself. Yesterday I was eating well until the afternoon rolled around. I went out with friends and ate with them, then at night I did the same, only more eating. Ugh. I feel so sick now. I had a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast and a about to leave to head over to the gym. :-(
amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
i had carlos o'kelly's...2 "lite" fajita enchiladas...guacamole, salsa and chips. too many chips! bloated today.
lizzie008 lizzie008 8 years
I ate a whole Amy's Roasted Vegetable Pizza and half a pint of Turtle Trails soy ice cream to celebrate my first half-marathon. I don't really feel as bad as I should.
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
I ate a huge helping of Granny's Chicken alfredo, which I'm pretty sure had lard in it.. because she uses lard in everything.. and 3 massive slices of texas toast on the side. Oh and Saturday night I had too much vodka. like couldn't-stand-the-sound-of-anything-above-a-whisper-the next-morning too much vodka. I haven't worked out much either, must make up for lost time tomorrow. Ok and I feel better. I love these posts.
Ok, yesterday I went to DC for Cinco De Mayo. I had two cheese enchiladas, a margarita and nachos with cheese (shared). I feel so bad about it because I have been really on point with my diet and fitness for the past three weeks. But today I got up and started with my five small meals a day. And I went on a 45 minute walk. Tomorrow will hopefully be better.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
...and one more thing. I really want some chili dog nachos now.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Oh wait, I made myself a bacon sandwich to soak up the alcohol on Saturday night too. Wish that had stayed forgotten.
killitded83 killitded83 8 years
Two weeks ago i missed a day exersizing and i haven't started up again. Ive also been eating a lot of crap cuz i keep telling myself "you don't usually have the opportunity to eat this yummy thing, take advantage of it" ugh. I have got to get back on track!
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
There was that bottle of cava in the middle of Sunday afternoon, but otherwise I've been pretty good.
mademoiselle2009 mademoiselle2009 8 years
i went out to eat last week w/ friends, and though i was proud of myself for boxing 1/2 my meal to take home, we ended up getting dessert afterwards.... i ate an entire (huge) piece of chocolate cake. oh well, it was such a treat! so worth the calories
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