Monday, February 15, 2010

Food Coma

So, I thought I was in a pretty good routine here. Work and family during the week; blogging on the weekend. I'm sure some of you were waiting for my usual Saturday post with bated breath.  (Not to be confused with "baited" breath which is something else entirely.)

Didn't notice? Okay, just humor me then. I have a good excuse.

I was in a food coma.

Despite my best efforts, I fell victim to one of the oldest diet traps in the book. I bet you've done it before too.

You know... the thing where you starve yourself during the day so you "save" the calories for some big event at night.

Yes, I knew better. Yes, I've told others not to do this same thing before. No, this is not an approved component of P90X. Yes, I did it anyway. (Don't judge me.)

If you need a visual, picture the episode of Laverne & Shirley where they raise the money for a fancy party by signing up for scientific deprivation studies.  Laverne, no sleep.  Shirley, no food.  

By the time Shirley gets to the party, she is so hungry she could eat dirt.  Her short haircut will make it easier for you to picture me in her place, diving down to the floor to shove a discarded cracker into my mouth with both hands.

Replace "cracker" with seven station buffet.  And cake.  And three glasses of Kendall Jackson chardonnay.  Rinse.  Repeat.

I'll be back to write a proper post once I get rid of this feeling like I've got sludge and gummy worms sojourning through my system.

Moo,
Charlene
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25 comments:

Queenie Jeannie said...

Water, hun!! Lots and lots of water!

Perhaps print out this post and put it on the frig as a reminder??? This too shall pass!

Hugs!

Missa said...

Bummer. Feel better and best wishes for a speedy recovery. Just jump up and down. Something will give :-)

Cheers,
Missa
LosingEthel

john said...

and i thought zombie movies were scary:(
after picturung you rampaging a buffet, double fisting zitis and meatballs with strawberry cheesecake and rose chardoney, I dont think I will sleep ever again

Hunter said...

Sludge and gummy worms? Sounds delightful. ;)

Sarah said...

bummer, but it happens. holiday makes it harder, but you will get through this.. once the gummy worms subside.

Charlene said...

LOL - Thanks! And yes... water. LOTS of water!

Bruce Coltin said...

I like you like this -- a little off Balance.

Charlene said...

Well, that's good news Bruce. Thanks! I definitely have my days!!

webb said...

We're all human, and you are making such good progress. One fall of the wagon does not a foodaholic make. Climb back up on that big boy and ride it out!

The Guy's Perspective said...

Aren't we entitled to splurge every once in a while? Hey, at least you prepared a little. It would have been worse if you ate the same during the day and THEN stuffed yourself at the Buffet!

Of course the problem with the starvation plan is that you're so hungry it's hard decipher between food, furniture and table linens.

I hope you let yourself enjoy it at least.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

My husband likes to do that before the big Christmas dinner out for his work. Then he makes sure to order something enormous and eat it all.

Sarah said...

I have done that before. And I know the feeling. So good in the moment...not so good the following day...

Sara said...

Ugh, I hate this. This happened to me last year at Easter. I never even though of Easter as a big eating holiday, but I snorked down plenty of food I didn't need and silently prayed for death as I fell asleep next to the toilet.

I hope you've recovered!

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Which is exactly why I have tossed all those rules out and continue to enjoy a guilt free time until my eventual demise. LOL Chocolate & Chardonnay.

AV

Serenityville said...

But why?? And why is it so bad? (aside from the tendency to overeat) Does our body then store everything as fat since it thought we were starving all day? Egads! Dieting is so challenging, and I completely believe in the 'lifestyle change' instead of dieting outlook. Still ain't easy. SO MUCH more desirable to just eat the chocolate!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

Hahahahahaha!! I've done that before too. And also dived for crackers off the floor when I was starving. Hope you are feeling better.

Sally said...

Hope you're feeling better! Yep, I think we've all been there. :)

Sit10 said...

Just dropping in with results of my most recent experiment: yes you CAN have too much bread and garlic-oil at Not Your Average Joe's

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Charlene, off topic, I have an award for you over on Life; http://itsnotthecoffin.blogspot.com/2010/02/cool-another-award.html Sorry it took a couple of days to notify you, yesterday was a no-go day.

AV

"And so our stories go..." said...

I've done that...a lot. Are you feeling better?
Hope so.
Mary

Charlene said...

Thanks everyone! I am definitely feeling better. On my last stretch of P90X... back to eating pure protein and plain broccoli. LOL!

AV - Thanks for the award!

Missy said...

Ha Ha, I have so been there before. Way too many times. Good luck at picking yourself back up.

Stopping in from SITS.

Acting Balanced Mom said...

stopping by from SITS - hope you feel better today!

Yankee Girl said...

I have done that before and it is such a bad idea! If I don't eat every three hours I start to get sleepy and irritated.

Hope your body catches up soon!

hangingonahyphen said...

I visited, actually gatecrashed your blog and chanced upon this wonderful post. I'm quite the hearty eater myself so that pig delivered a powerful warning. How I wish I can write off-topics like this, making ridicule of my own diet but I have limited my topics with the theme I create for my blog. Too bad. YOur followers seem to genuinely enjoy being here. Good work.

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