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Christmas follow up – bad food choices have ill affects! This is GROSS!

No pun in the title – if you make bad food choices, there is a real possibility that you will get ill. There are only minutes left of this Christmas day and I made bad food choices all day Christmas Eve and Christmas day. I had bacon and cheeses and portion after portion of ham and fried foods and desserts. And Eggnog… oh, sweet eggnog… you evil beverage of deliciousness…

But when I got home tonight I felt bloated and heavy. My stomach was in pain and if I could somehow harness the gas I could power a small city for a day or two… After a couple of trips to the bathroom, I felt like I should go for a short but fast one mile run…

Yes, it was already late (10:30ish) but I wanted to push myself because my five mile run earlier today was at a pretty slow pace and I have a three mile race coming up in a week that I want to do well in. So I hit the pavement. A few minutes into the run, I can feel my stomach groaning. Gas bubbles churning around inside… It was a very LONG ten minutes.

In the end, I ran a 10:03 mile – not terrible but certainly not a PR. Within seconds of getting home, I hit the bathroom again. Now, I know this post is pretty disgusting but I NEED to document how bad it feels to eat bad food. Putting two, three, or I wouldn’t be surprised if it were four thousand calories into my body in a single day is just not smart.

Thanks for putting up with my really gross ranting…

2 thoughts on “Christmas follow up – bad food choices have ill affects! This is GROSS!

  1. In a way, it’s funny that we do this to ourselves. I easily put away 1000 calories in cookies alone yesterday but I felt horrible. I mean really physically horrible but for some reason I just didn’t stop.

    1. @Roni – thanks for the comment – I don’t want to spend too much time dwelling on past events, but at the same time, how do I make myself associate the horrible feeling with the bad food choice? Too often they are separated by enough time that I can’t seem to make the connection emotionally – mentally I know it, but I’m not a mental eater, I’m an emotional one…

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