I went to the party last night with the best of intentions. I was going to eat primally and have, at the most, 2 glasses of red wine.
My good intentions were not enough to prevent a hangover today, unfortunately. I drank more than I intended, partially out of an over-developed sense of not being wasteful (e.g. it would be wasteful to not use a free drink ticket), and by fault of being too nice. Someone bought me a dirty martini, which I really did not want, but I felt obligated by their generosity to drink it. I wish I hadn’t. All day today I wish I hadn’t.
Food-wise, I did better. At the party I ate a coconut chicken skewer and 1/2 a plate of shrimp stir fry (no rice, of course). Once we got home, I snacked on pistachios.
Today, since I was not feeling the best, we did not do a whole heck of a lot. We started off the day with a good primal breakfast – bacon, over easy eggs and a couple of left-over coconut flour pancakes. Tim was not a fan of the pancakes, but I kinda liked them. I would make them again, at least.
For lunch we headed to La Rancherita, a local Mexican joint. I ordered the chicken fajitas and a side order of guacomole. I was disappointed in the fajitas – they were super sweet. Maybe I am more sensitive to sugar since I haven’t been eating much of it, but Tim thought they were really sweet too. Between the mediocre food and the cash-only policy (and the in-store ATM that charges you a $1 in fees), Tim and I have now written La Rancherita off. If we want good Mexican food in the Quad Cities, we are going to have to make it ourselves. We’re going to have to open our own restaurant one of these days. Sleepy Chihuahua, here we come! I’m sure I could concoct some delicious primal Mexican meals.
After lunch we retired to the house for a little nappy-poo, and then we headed to Monticello to visit the folks. We stopped at HyVee on our way to pick up some groceries – Amana ground beef, an organic salad, yellow and green peppers, and avocado.
At Mom and Dad’s I watched Mom, Dad, and Tim eat a whole loaf of delicious-smelling, airy fresh-out-of-the-oven bread and oatmeal, banana, walnut, chocolate chunk cookies while I again filled up on pistachios. On Day 7 the book says you can eat a non-primal favorite (as long as you think seriously about it and how it makes you feel), but I figured I used up all my free passes last night, so I refrained.
After the snack I fried up the hamburgers and made a salad with the aforementioned veggies – dousing it all with salt and pepper and balsamic vinegar and olive oil. It was super delicious.
We finished out the evening by playing 500 (Dad & Tim beat Mom & me. If Iwasn’t short a few brain cells from Satruday night, that never would have happened).
One good thing did come out of drinking last night. My allergies all night were horrible. I realized that my allergies seem to be exacerbated by alcohol. I’m going to have to test this out over the next week. If I was really able to find the cause of my evening/morning allergies, that would be awesome.