Birthday pig-out, part II: Oh what a night

I wrote last week about how after two years of starving myself for health’s sake, I decided this birthday would be a pig-out day for me, a day when I would leave my angioplasty mandated restricted diet behind and eat the way I did when I was young.

So the day started with my favorite potato chips and a giant chocolate chip cookie that I ate more than a third of. And my day went on to a dinner of what had once been a favorite ethnic food choice for me — Chinese food.

My Chinese birthday dinner, egg rolls, crab rangoon, Mongolian beef. Not shown was the fried rice.
My Chinese birthday dinner, egg rolls, crab rangoon, Mongolian beef. Not shown was the fried rice.

Chinese food is high in sodium and can be high in fat as well depending on the dish. I have not eaten it for almost two years and miss it a great deal since I once had it weekly. So I was determined to drive to a neighboring suburb, to what had been my favorite Chinese take-out place, to get all my old favorites — pork fried rice, Mongolian beef, egg rolls and crap Rangoon.

Ironically enough when we arrived there, we found the place closed, out-of-business. The sign on the door said it had closed at the end of March after 29 years in business! One more casualty of my changing eating habits, I suppose.

I did go to another place and got all those favorites, plus we had a small chocolate birthday cake for dessert. The result was ending my birthday full for the first time in a long, long time.

Unfortunately, that was not the end of my birthday pig-out. The consequences of that day would last another two days and demonstrate why I shouldn’t vary from my new low-fat, low-sodium, low-sugar diet. I’ll tell you more about all that in another post shortly.


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