Thursday, January 01, 2009

The Start of 2009

Ah, come on friends, you KNOW there is a story here!

Spent the last day of 2008 at Sea World here in San Antonio with our daughter and three grandgirls, aged 3-7. We stopped at Cracker Barrel on the way for our traditional breakfast. After Sea World was done, we met her hubby (who had to work) at one of the first restaurants they ever took me to, "Cha Cha's".

Started with their premium margaritas at $27 per pitcher. They are simply the best margarita I've ever had. Smooth as silk.

Then on to the chips and nicely spiced salsa.

Gorditas were next, served with beans and rice. One ground beef, one pork.

Good stuff.

Got home about 7pm Suddenly extremely tired -- and can you believe that walking around Sea World for 6 hours only got me 7,000 steps on my new pedometer?

Decided to forgo any New Years Eve's festivities, and went to bed.

Woke up at 5 minutes after the beginning of the new year the porcelain god in the bathroom. Well, actually I was sitting on the porcelain throne with a bucket (the wastebasket) in my lap.

First the margaritas

Then the breakfast

Then the mexican food

Crawled back into bed, only to repeat the whole scenario every 20-30 minutes through the night.

Soon it was once an hour, and now I am pleased to report it's been three hours since any incidents.

I have consumed a bottle of water, a bottle of gatorade and six saltine crackers.

Think this could be the start of a new diet for 2009?

Hope your New Years Day started with much more fun than did mine.

Happy New Year!



Kathie said...

I gave up trying to track what I ate, drank, or how much exercise I got over the Christmas/New Year period. Think I'll start afresh!

Heidi Caswell said...

Yuck! not a fun way to start the New Year's, a forced diet. May it be the last such day this year.

I was given the Christmas/New Year's week to stay off my get in shape schedule. Nice not keeping track.

Texas weather has been beautiful here on the east side of the state. Spent much of the day outside.

Pam Archer said...


Have a wonderful and happy '09, enjoying your favorite foods, in moderation of course. :0 Cheering you onward and forward.

Beverly Mahone said...

Thanks for letting me know about the six hour exercise at Sea World. If all I can do is 7,000 steps I guess I won't be going there. I need a good BURN! :)

Karlyn said...

aww, you poor thing. Glad you're feeling better now.

Wendy Y. Bailey said...

That's awful though I have to admit I saw it coming. You were having so much fun with the family, you forgot to take care of your tummy.

Happy New Year! Here's hoping you're completely over this "diet" soon so you can enjoy your family all over again. Smiles!

Eileen Williams said...

Sounds like 2009 didn't start out all that hot for you. But, on the brighter side, maybe your digestive distress removed any unwanted pounds you might have added over the holidays. Wow--not so bad after all!

Debbie said...

Oh Susan, bet you're glad that's all behind you?? 'Pre-food', the day sounded wonderful!
I was in bed 10.30pm New years's eve, no resolutions but a prayer for better days!
Pray the same for you, and everyone reading this :)