Sadly, this girl just cannot throw the drinks back like she used to. I woke up on Thursday morning and briefly debated whether I was going to die of thirst or hunger first. To save myself from perishing in the grip of dehydration, I chugged two big glasses of water and ate this:
I opted to walk to work, in an attempt to outrun the hangover (this is a concept coined by a friend of ours who’s been known to pace around his apartment the morning after a crazy night to keep the hangover from catching up with him). It’s a crazy idea, but it’s so true. After a brisk 40 minute walk, I settled in to work and Mr. Bourbon quickly announced that he had not left yet the building and I had to introduce him to Ms. Aleve. I also enlisted the help of my good friend Hot Chocolate to provide some comfort.
I had lunch around 12:30 and knew I needed some salt and fluids. These soy crisps provided some crunch
and this soup provided the fluids (and more salt).
I tried another new yogurt as an afternoon snack and I liked this one even more than yesterday’s maple yogurt.
It didn’t have big chunks of walnuts, but the flavor and a bit of crunch was there. The yogurt was so thick and smooth! It was much higher calorie than many other yogurts (240cal), but it was absolutely worth it. No need to add anything to it!
I, unfortunately, wasn’t in better spirits by 5pm, as I’d hoped I would be, and I resorted to half of a hot pretzel at a stand on the way home to my apartment. Oh heavenly doughy, salty pretzels. I love you so. I’d had grand plans of making a big roasted vegetable platter, but I honestly couldn’t stand the idea of doing all that prep work, let alone waiting an hour for everything to be ready. Instead, I picked up these spicy black bean “burgers” on my way home.
I defrosted a patty in the microwave and then toasted it up on the stove. While I waited for the edges to crisp, I sliced and steamed a sweet potato and began to assemble my wrap.
In the wrap:
– Morningstar Spicy Black Bean Burger
– Organic baby spinach
– Yellow mustard
– Steamed sweet potato rounds
Even though this wrap helped, I still felt pretty under the weather so I snacked a good bit throughout the rest of the night. A bag of soy crisps, two baby cranberry scones and a scoop of coconut sorbet with dried cherries went unpictured but very much eaten. I finally cut myself off by 9pm when I realized food wasn’t making me feel any better (shocker, I know) and made myself a mug of Sugar Plum Spice Holiday Tea while listening to an embarrassing first half of the Steelers game.
How do you recover from a night of drinking/indulgence?
*I hope you won’t get the wrong impression because of this post. As you probably already know, I drink very rarely. In fact, this might be the second time I’ve had alcohol of any kind since this summer. Somehow, those drinks just totally steamrolled me and left me feeling like I used to during my more adventurous college years!