Monday 25 November 2013

Damage control

Monday 25 November 2013
Thursday to yesterday (Sunday) was a gluttonous affair. I did not count calories, I drank everything under the sun, ate the worst possible food and generally ignored this twelve week challenge.

Thursday night - due to some scheduling conflicts, we ended up having a five minute dinner of latina stuffed pasta. Sparkling Rosé.
Friday - a KFC burger for lunch (again as a result of poor timing) and Virgin Lounge food for dinner (hot dogs, crackers nuts). A cider and a few glasses of white wine.
Saturday - Brunch of eggs and bacon on Turkish Bread, followed by an afternoon of snacking on party food. Mud cake. Ice cream, ice cream and more ice cream. Many glasses of white wine.

Am now suffering the consequences of my actions.

Yesterday - I had the worst hangover I've had in a very, very long time. Let me tell you, air travel is not fun while you're poisoned. Couldn't even sip water until well into the flight. It was an unpleasant experience for everyone involved. Luckily, I was surrounded by sympathetic friends, who I strongly suspect have been in this situation more than once themselves. The only food I ate yesterday (and kept down) was a KFC burger and 1/2 box chips.

Today, I feel ... weary. I'm still dehydrated and working on getting a few litres of water into my system. I'm strictly eating very clean food. My digestive system feels heavy, sore and bloated - punished for too much alcohol and junk foods, not enough of the stuff that is good for me. My pain levels have increased. I don't know if that's just something that is going to happen now when I travel, or a result of the food etc (maybe I should do some research into managing pain through diet? IDK).

Such attractive imagery.

The weekend away was thoroughly enjoyable but need to learn how to manage myself a bit better. Planning and what-not. I'm terrified of getting on the scales - I fear I've undone all the good work of the proceeding 10 days.

Meanwhile, we're at the start of week three on the 12 week body transformation - good time to refocus and recommit to what I want most. And that is to feel fit and healthy.

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