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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Heartburn City!!!

Planning for the previous week did work well for me... however I was afraid for this past weekend with my retreat, with good reason -  it ended up being as bad as I thought it would be.  I had very little will power for chocolate and my portion sizes for my meals were like they were before I started weight watchers.  I'm not sure what happened to me but I just couldn't stop eating... and it showed!

Saturday was my worst day - I ate so much that I didn't feel well for most of the day.  I knew at the time when shoving more and more food into me that I didn't feel well and couldn't stop myself from eating more (and more).  I went to bed super full and sure enough, I awoke at about 3:15 am with heartburn... I rolled over and there it was.  A bit came up and went down the wrong tube :(.  I got up quick and went out of the room so that I could continue to cough and swallow for about one full hour.

I drank two bottles (plus) of water and then I was left full again.  I tried to lay back down but because of being so full of water, it was making it worse... but that was the only thing that made me feel better (for a second).  I ate a banana thinking that I could get some of that burning out of my system - no dice.  More full and more miserable then.

I tried lying down twice before giving up for about an hour... I ended up sitting in a dark room by myself with my mother worrying about me in the other room.  I was in pain, embarrassed and pissed off at myself for not controlling the eating for the day.  Also not sure why I didn't just take a heart burn pill before going to bed (pride?).  Anyway - I was up until at least 5:30 am before I was able to lay back down... with success of falling back asleep.

I woke up with a sore throat, feeling full and miserable.  Most of it went away, but I can still feel a little bit of the effects today (still) and it's Tuesday.  The only good to come out of this story is that when this happens (it has only happened a FEW times in my life - unfortunately two of those with my mom at the retreats) it scares me enough to really think about what I did and how to combat it next time.

The next retreat is in January so there's much time that will lapse between now and then - but I can guarantee I won't forget it and will do much better next time.

I'll tell you more about my week / weekend on my Thursday post!

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After!

1 comment:

  1. I myself have been in this spot and it is miserable. Bad enough when it happens but to be around others to witness it and no denying why it happened..... makes it even more embarassing. All that aside, it is very dangerous health wise. I hope that you can remember how awful and dangerous that can be so that you stive to not let it happen again.