Last night as soon as I got off from work, I headed straight home, changed quick, and was back out the door within about five minutes so Jay and I could go to meet up with my parents for dinner and a couple drinks.
I was actually pretty famished when I got home, and I knew I should have grabbed at least a handful of almonds – something – just to keep me from going balls to the walls once I arrive at the restaurant. Yeah…that did not happen.
As soon as we arrived, we ordered a round of beers, which are actually 2-for-1 all day, every day, at The Sports Grill. As soon as I saw one of my all-time favorite local brews on tap, so there was really no question on what I was getting.
2-for-1’s, favorite beer, and an empty stomach…oh boy.
Once we had our drinks, we headed to a booth and got all caught up with mom and dad. It was so good to see them again!
We chatted all about our trip to Mexico, their upcoming trip to Jamaica (it’s their first time vacationing all-inclusive, I’m so excited for them) and just catching up on family stuff.
We ended up ordering a Spinach & Artichoke Dip appetizer while waiting for our food which was pretty decent. I did fairly well at maintaining composure with these and probably only had about five or six of ‘em.
Then we got our food – I ordered a simple grilled chicken sandwich that came with Swiss cheese, bacon, and honey mustard (on the side) with French fries. It tasted incredible, because a) I was already about three beers in by now, and b) I was absolutely starving at this point. Anything would have tasted good.
Those fries? Yeah, they had no chance against me. Dominated.
My stomach felt like a bottomless pit at this point – so much so that I even felt it necessary to steal some of my mom’s uneaten fries.
Thank you, beer, for that lovely side effect you give me.
Once we left the restaurant, we headed out to meet up with our friends Joe & Kate to go see a movie, (Project X – boys’ choice, they’ve been excited for weeks). While we were there, I continued my tear on food and had a few handfuls of popcorn and some Raisinets (aka, the best movie candy in the world, IMO).
I then proceeded to finish the entire box…and then promptly fell asleep for about half the movie. Oh yes, I was in rare form, and I woke up for about the last ten minutes of the movie with a stomach that was feeling a little less than stellar. Wayyy too much grease, sugar, and beer. Ughhh.
So why am I sharing all of this with you when I so totally could have just said, “Oh yeah, great night! I only had two beers, skipped my fries, and had five Raisinets.”
Well, first of all, I’m sharing it because you know I like to keep it real around these parts. But second of all, I’m sharing it because it’s a great reminder of the fact that…
Nobody is perfect.
We all slip up. We all make mistakes. We all have days where we eat way more than we should or have a couple extra drinks that we know we shouldn’t. We’re human…it happens.
So just in case you found yourself in a similar situation as me last night, please don’t beat yourself up over it, mmmkay? Just jump right back on the wagon with me today!
Question for the Morning:
When’s the last time you had a “slip up” moment? How did you handle it?