Today was definitely NOT a “Sunday Funday”. You see, what had happened was this…
Yesterday I started the day by eating a nice, healthy breakfast while watching the México vs. Brazil Olympics finals soccer game with the hubby. I had my new favorite meal, the same one that I had had for three out of the last four meals: whole wheat mini pita pocket, eggs with diced steak, freshly diced tomatoes, drizzled with Chimichurri sauce.
*** In case you are wondering, Chimichurri is an Argentinean parsley/garlic/red pepper flakes/red onion/lemon juice/olive oil/throw in a blender sauce…almost like a pesto only more flavorful and with parsley instead of basil. If you’ve ever had a dipping sauce for your bread (or a green sauce atop your steak) at a South American steakhouse or Spanish Tappas or Italian restaurants, then you know what I’m talking about this because this is pretty similar.***
Anyway, I made a big batch the other day; we can’t get enough of it in this house! The hubs is from South America, where this stuff is a staple because they are such big meat eaters and the little one, well she just loves it! Honestly, I eat the least amount of it usually or get tired of it within a day or two but I have been obsessed with it too this time around! It had been a while since I made it, so maybe that’s it. Anyway, I drizzled this stuff onto the steak, eggs, tomato mixture and it was soooooooo good! Well after that meal I was really full, and by the time I got hungry again it was close to my run time and I didn’t want to eat and get full before the run so I just waited. Well I went for my run and then got cleaned up and dressed and well, long story short, we ended up at a Mexican restaurant at 10:30pm. Big mistake. Huge.
Let me preface this by saying that I really don’t like eating at Mexican restaurants. No offense, but most Mexican restaurants (around here anyway) are actually “TexMex” and well, when you grow up eating real Mexican food everyday, three meals a day, home-cooked by your straight-from-México grandmother and aunt (that never even learned to speak English when they came to the states) until the age of 18 when you went off to college, well, suffice to say, the other stuff just doesn’t measure up. If I do eat it, I prefer to eat at a good old Taquería or Carnicería (meat market); the smaller, the greasier, the least-likely-to-hear-English being spoken, the better!!
So we went to this Mexican restaurant, and by now it’s been about 12 hours since I last ate anything and I am HANGRY!! Translation = hungry + angry. I’m so hungry I’m grumpy and my head was hurting big time. I wanted food, and lots of it, and chose a platter that included two ground beef (which I never even eat anymore, we only buy ground turkey) enchiladas, rice, charro beans and a small salad. Oh, and I told the waiter to please keep the chips and salsa and guacamole/green salsa dip coming. Oh, it pains me even just thinking about it now!! I never eat like this, it's not good for my system, and I know this...and I did it anyway!! #momentofweakness
I ate everything on my plate. Ever.y.thing, and made a nice dent in the chips basket and salsa bowls too. On the ride home I was already starting to feel sick, and by the time I made it to bed (passed out, actually) the food felt like a giant rock in my stomach. I slept fretfully and tossed and turned and sweated all night, and my hubs finally woke me up at like 3:30 am and gave me some Picot in water, which is the Mexican version of Alka-Seltzer only in powder form. This is the best stuff ever and usually does the trick anytime something has my tummy hurtin’! Not this time, however, because I awoke early this morning to watch the Olympic Men’s marathon and I still felt sick! I watched the last half-hour or so of the marathon, climbed back in bed and that is where I stayed the rest of the day.
I only got up for bathroom trips, napped on-and-off, read a book, and finally ate a tiny bowl of cereal that my daughter brought me around 2pm. My hubby and daughter kept coming in to check on me – it’s just not like me to stay in bed all day – and they knew I was feeling awful! Honestly, I had not felt this bad in forever, and if it hadn’t been for the fact that my daughter – who had virtually the same meal – felt perfectly fine, I would have been convinced I had food poisoning. I’m still not totally convinced that I don’t. L
I finally made it out of bed and got showered and dressed and we went to Souper Salad for dinner where I had some Chicken Noodle Soup and cornbread with my salad. The food didn’t make me feel any better but at least it didn’t make me sick!
The highlight of my day, aside from the fact that I almost got an entire book read, was that I ended the evening having Tapioca at my favorite place, with one of my favorite people ever, my friend Amanda. We got caught up since we hadn’t seen each other for most of the summer. We jumped from topic to topic in the crazy way that we always do, and it was great to get to spend some time with her. I can’t wait until we see each other again!
Now I’m home and heading to bed because I actually have to go to work tomorrow...and I'm still not feeling very well. We have an all day staff development and it starts at 8:00 am. Guess it’s that time of the year when I have to start getting back into routine. Darn!! No more Olympics, no more late night runs, no more staying in my PJ’s till gym time, and no more staying up all night and sleeping late the next day!
Summer is (almost) over; the new year has (almost) begun!