No excuses… I had a fabulous time lastnight – and I got very drunk and I ate an entire cheese board… including the cheese board (or at least it felt like it this morning!) I did go with a plan and good intentions but my plan was thwarted by a fifteen year old! (oops excuses alert!) I’d taken my Diet Chef with me – a choice of two dishes – sweet and sour chicken and chicken curry – I also took the rice – but… Harry (Donna and John’s 15yr old son) wasn’t having any of it and he kidnapped my Diet Chef… so what could I say? BRING ON THE KEBAB……. in my defence – I only had half of a chicken kebab with salad – and then their other son George who is studing to become a Chef at college in London made the most divine lemon tart – how could I turn it down? It would have been rude not to eat it! This young man has exceptional cooking skills and if I were a betting gal, I’d bet my entire book collection (I’m passionate about books) on his one day becoming a Michelin Star Chef!
By the time the cheese and biscuits arrived – there was no going back! What made it worse is the alcohol again – Donna and I between us got through 3 bottles of Prosecco – I have been told that we didn’t stop laughing all night and at one point I said to Donna ‘what are you laughing at?’ and she replied (still laughing) ‘I don’t know’!!!
On the way home the booze really hit me big time and I got an attack of the munchies – so we pulled in to an all night eatery and I offered to ‘share a shandwidge’ with my husband but he was a gentleman and let me it all!
When we eventually got home my daughter told me that the cure to a hangover was a cup of peppermint tea before going to bed - well I can confirm to you good folks out there… IT ISN’T! I have had an evil hangover all day – in fact, I haven’t even managed to get dressed today.
The downside is – as I’ve gotten older I tolerate alcohol less and less well – I fall asleep for about two hours after I’ve been drinking heavily and then two hours later – I’m SPARK awake! Which wouldn’t be a problem if I was just awake – but I’m awake and beyond miserable and depressed – I have really bad come down – it’s like the end of the world – and I feel the worst you could imagine feeling – it always happens… I can cope with the nausea, the banging headache, the shakes, the tiredness etc – but the down is so down – no one would want to go there! I’m going to try and be more sensible next time (yes… you’re quite right… I always say this!)
Even though I’ve felt as sick as the proverbial dog/parrot all day… I’ve also been starving! Fortunately, I’ve managed to gather up my sensibility and practice some damage limitation – I’ve stuck ridgedly to Diet Chef and have had original granola and a small banana for breakfast, smoked bacon and bean soup for lunch and chilli con carne for dinner – oh and a packet of DC biscuits – I’m going to have a slice of toast in a minute in the hope it soaks up some of the sick feeling – I’m still in 1200 cals including the toast! I know this is a little like locking the stable door after the horse has bolted… but lock it I have! I don’t expect a good weigh-in on Tuesday – in fact I’m expecting a gain (if you’d have seen the amount of cheese I ate – you’d be expecting a gain too!) however, I’m not going to compound it by letting myself off for today – I’m back on track and staying there… until the next dinner party, get together, fun time!