Cast Party = Cheat Day
Okay, so I planned today to be a cheat day for me. GODSPELL closed last night and we as a cast were super sad and cried a lot on stage when we had to say goodbye to Jesus. This cast is a very close knit group and the emotions were running very high. Still are for me. I’m very sad to see this go…probably more so than I ever have been in all the productions I have ever done.
Having said that, our cast party was today at the directors house and almost everyone showed. It was a pot luck and everyone brought so many yummy dishes. I had a plan to be moderately good when I got there. Eat a tiny little portion of everything and that was it. I’m not sure what happened.
I didn’t go hog wild or anything. The alcohol was easy to avoid as I was driving myself home, but for some reason I decided to drink a full sugar ginger ale instead of a diet soda. When I filled my plate I got a slice of pizza, a mound of teriyaki meatballs, a large scoop of rice pilaf, a drumstick of fried chicken and a large scoop of macaroni salad. I ate it all.
After that I was quite full and switched to water for my beverage. I grazed on a few more meatballs, but that was about it.
The reason I am confessing this is because I wanted to document the way I currently feel. I got back from the cast party about two hours ago and I have felt an overall sense of ick. Lethargic, bloated, gassy and not looking forward to eating anything at all. Normally I would have a little something before bed, but I am just not into it. Even though I might be hungry, my body is just done.
I have however, prepped all my food for tomorrow. Lots of fruits and veggies for snacks and chicken, brown rice and green beans for my lunch.
Tomorrow I pass the “Stage torch” to my husband as he goes into deep rehearsals for the music on a play for the week and I am in charge of food and household chores. I am looking forward to cooking and getting good things together.
So I have learned that while the food was yummy, I would have been perfectly happy to socialize with my friends with much less food and I would be feeling much better right now.
Every day is a lesson.