Monday, February 4, 2008

What a weekend!

I had a completely unhealthy, exercise-free, eating challenged, drank-too-much weekend. It was wonderful.

Saturday morning/early afternoon my husband and I had a big Valentine's themed brunch party. I stayed up most of Friday night cooking, got up early Saturday morning to finish cooking, and put out one hell of a spread ... I made three kinds of quiche, egg and sausage casserole, hash browns, cookies, homemade coffee cake, homemade strawberry bundt cake, homemade cherry pie, toast, bacon, cheese and crackers, and we bought donut holes and sausage rolls, too. Champagne, mimosas, poinsettias, screwdrivers, bloody maries and coffee with Irish cream and Kahlua flowed freely.

I was so busy entertaining that I forgot to eat (it's true!), but somehow I didn't forget to drink, and I ended up passing out from exhaustion and intoxication at around 5 PM. I woke up at 2 AM with a hangover, but managed to get back to sleep, and when I woke up again at 8 AM I felt better.

Then on Sunday I ran errands and ate junk food all day ... why do McDonald's and Dr. Pepper and pizza all taste so good post-drinking?

The only thing wellness-related that I did all weekend was buy a new pair of running shoes. I'll be doing week 1 day 2 of the couch to 5k program this evening. I'm not letting a weekend of being off-plan derail me.

I have to confess ... I don't feel at all bad about my weekend of depravity and decadence. I feel like I should feel bad, but I don’t. In my married, suburban, 30-something existence, weekends like this don’t happen very often.


paul said...

There's nothing wrong with enjoying your weekend. :)

It's self-defeating to always stay absolutely on plan all the time.

Kate said...

Nothing wrong with enjoying a weekend like that at all. I think that's what makes us stick with the weight loss journey long run...learning to enjoy ourselves once in one got fat in one weekend of overindulgence did they?

Hanlie said...

Glad to hear you're back on track today! Good luck with your run!

ThickChick said...

Sometimes having a high-calorie weekend will actually shock your body and if it is followed up with 'good' behavior could result in something positive. Hard to believe, but I've had it happen before!

HappyBlogChick said...

Well, thickchick, I'll be hoping that's what happens!

Thanks Paul and kate - I appreciate that you've got my back on this. I agree with what you both say.

hanlie - thanks! I'll post tomorrow about how the run goes.

Ashley said...

Good for you! The party sounds wonderful!

What kind of running shoes did you buy? Do tell!

Amy said...

Damnit for some reason the brunch invitation didn't get to me!


Sounded yummy. and very naughty. but yummy!

Lora said...

Sounds like an awesome brunch! (and you're so right about the Bic Macs and sodas the next day..)

I'll be watching yur progress on the couch to 5k (I don't have a treadmill as you suggested) but maybe I'll catch up with you in the spring!

Anonymous said...

Well, your just described your weekend and I felt like partying again. Good for you! One day like this is priceless! Now back on track :)