Now Why Did I Do That? I Can't Believe I Ate The Whole Thing

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
November 27, 2008 8:13pm CST
Well most of us by now have had our Thanksgiving Dinner and are probably stuffed to the gills and if you're like me now, probably in a overstuffed groggy, zombie stupor from eating too much..and I'm thinking to myself..just why did I do that anyway? I can't believe I ate that whole thing. I really am not given to eating big meals at all...I'm a kind of nibbler and nibble a bit on food all day/night long but never have a big meal at anyone sitting...uh, except at holidays it seems. Now I had promised myself I WOULDN'T eat too much, yet I did...think it was the stuffing that got me...it was DELICIOUS, but no wonder they call it stuffing as I'm stuffed. Okay confession time...How many of you are now in that groggy, zombie stupor from eating too much? Did you plan on eating too much or was it by "accident"? Do you tend to chow down more at holidays than on regular times..Just why do we do that anyway?
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@Purtle (274)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I don't like any of the thanksgiving food. So i basically sit there while everyone else eats. Then when they are all down I have a regular lunch and then dinner. I don't tend to eat more at holidays than regular times.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
How come you don't like any of the Thanksgiving food?
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@Purtle (274)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Well one reason is that I do not like any meat. It's not that I choose not to eat meat, but I simply do not like the taste of meat. Also I am just a very picky eater in general and do not like any of the other foods that are normally served during thanksgiving. Ya...I'm weird.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
29 Nov 08
[b]Well, Purtle (that's what I call the sound a cat makes when it meows & purrs simultaneously, btw... purtle), you are a certified alien. Not for disliking meat--I get veganism, but for not liking any of the scrumptious desserts, at least? Or those yummy buttery rolls? Oops, no butter, but hey, even UNbuttered those yeasty rolls are mouth-watering! And you don't even like sweet potatoes? Marshmallows? What about green bean casserole? Nothing?? What was the name of your planet again? Maggiepie[/b]
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@bunnybon7 (37941)
• Holiday, Florida
28 Nov 08
yes, i think its by accident because we get into a zone of thinking its ok to just keep eating and we eat things we dont normally have because of tradition
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I think that's it..most foods we eat on Thanksgiving isn't our normal "fair"..and it tastes sooooo good that we eat not only more but kind of wolf it down faster...I know I do
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
29 Nov 08
[b]Nonono, Pye! I love the kinds of food we eat at thanksgiving! I'd eat them all year long if I could afford them! Maggiepie[/b]
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
28 Nov 08
Oh that's ok, you don't do it often and your not alone many people do this. Is pye still in a food coma? LOL
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Pyewacket is still in a food coma and so is Kissy, but their mom got out of it...how? I got off my duff for awhile and did a major cleaning in the kitchen..seemed to snap me out of my food coma..LOL..I rewarded myself after cleaning by eating another helping of pie..hey don't want it to go to waste, so had to force myself
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@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
28 Nov 08
hahahahaha
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I'm so with you pye! Why do we eat like we do during the holidays? I think it's because of all the dishes we don't make all the time and when we get to, we eat like there's no tomorrow but, it's fun!! lol Another passing thought, eating, talking, carrying on and laughing, we tend to forget what we just ate and add more. Did you know that turkey has a natural sedative in it? It sure does! Besides being full till but also the turkey sedative, both make us so sleepy. That's why there's coffee afterwards!! lol
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
LOL..yes I know turkey has a natural sedative effect..I tend to get groggy though whenever I just plain eat too much..I'm just not used to eating much. Now....have to think up what I want for Christmas dinner..gee, where does the time go anyway?
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
29 Nov 08
[b]Ah, yes, the infamous Turkey Coma! How many times, knowing that effect, have I used turkey as a deliberate sedative! And when you pile on all that extra sugar from pies, et al, it just adds to the crash after Thanksgiving dinner! Maggiepie[/b]
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• United States
28 Nov 08
Stuffed to the gills and then some... uggghhh! I am so tired right now I can barely keep my eyes open. I'm forcing myself to stay awake for another hour and then I'm done for the day. I may or may not make it a full hour! I knew I would stuff myself so it's no surprise. There are only 4 times a year I allow myself to eat whatever I want. 2 are holidays and 2 are mine and hubbies birthdays. That's it. If I didn't limit myself to those 4 I'd weigh 400 lbs! I love food and unfortunately I really like my own cooking.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Heehee..I love food too and my own cooking, and my two kitties must have agreed with my cooking tonight...they too are in some kind of zombie coma from the extra treats I gave them. I don't eat much normally either, but like you go whole hog at certain times....my birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day and Easter
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I ate one helping of what we had but it tore my belly up LOL. I am not stuffed anymore though. I am getting hungry again LOL. I really didn't eat too much. I tend to chow down more on Thanksgiving only. I crave that turkey and all of the fixings.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I overdid it by eating a lot of the apple/raisin/raisin/celery stuffing....mmmm...it WAS good..LOL
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28 Nov 08
Hi pye, Wow! it must have been darn good eh? and I bet pyewacket and Kissy is full up as well. I'm sure everyone is feeling the same as you now and maybe thinking Christmas dinner, hehehe. Glad you have enjoyed ypur meal,, you have a briliant chef, hehe. Enjoy the rest of the day, for me its 2.45 in the morning and I should be going to bed. Bright Blessings. Tamara XXX
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Yup my two kitties are wonderfully content with fat chubby little bellies and sleeping off their holiday treat now
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@myklj999 (20918)
28 Nov 08
I'm terrible about getting to that "I can't eat another bite" stage and then going ahead and doing it anyway. The worst thing is I get full on the dinner, and then there's all these desserts that I just gotta try some of, so then it just gets to the "roll me out the door and home" stage.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I know what you mean..I was stuffed from just the dinner but then I had to just force myself to eat some pie..yeah, sure I'm just wondering if you'll be suffering from sulfur farts with all those eggs? Whem..don't think I want to be near you for awhile Transdisc
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I have no idea why people do that at holiday time. I just finished eating dinner, and it was delicious. But, I didn't eat any more or less than I would eat at any other meal. Maybe that's why I am so skinny It's just food, no big deal
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Heehee...I'm thin too, maybe that's why I'm feeling it more as I must have a small stomach..LOL
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@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I am in a groggy stupor indeed. I need to go to bed. I am holding my eyes open with tooth picks. Yes I definitely ate my fair share of Thanksgiving Dinner. But I thought it was a written law to over indulge on Thanksgiving. lol. I've always heard that Turkey makes you sleepy and right now I am believing it. *yawns*
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Yes there is an amino acid in turkey that does have a sedative effect... ***yawns***
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@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I do chow down more and yes I am stuffed.lol I had Thanksgiving at dads and then another one here at home. It was delicious.I think its because we have so many of our favorite foods right there in front of us.....and even alittle of each one is still alot lol
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Yes I think we all go a bit overboard because so many foods are available to us that we might not normally eat...so we eat a bit of everything..Hey! Can't let it go to waste now, right? LOL
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Well, I'm sure a card-carrying member of the overstuffed groggy, zombie stupor club. It was so good going in.... Like you, I don't usually eat big meals. But on holidays, it seems like there is one HUGE meal for the day...and the rest of the day is spent wishing I'd put a lot less on my plate. I'm still so full that I don't even have room for any Halloween candy tonight..lol.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
LOL...I actually found a way to loose that groggy feeling..instead of sitting like a zombie in front of the computer I got off my assets and just finished with some cleaning in the kitchen..now I feel better..and uh..decided to have a second piece of pumpkin pie as a reward...LOL
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I've only had one meal and it wasn't HUGE, but nicely filling. Then I added some pumpkin pie custard on top of that, and came home and went to bed. eating 1 or 2 meals a day has kind of been my norm - and you wonder why my gall bladder blew.....
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I'm the opposite..I kind of nibble all day/night long but never big meals. I really couldn't eat just one or two meals a day since I have a blood sugar problem
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
PS how's the gall bladder now??? Forget did they remove it???
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Da gall bladder is HIS-twa! I tell people: "don't go to the hospital for a headache, they'll yank your gall bladder." I have had a history of low blood sugar, so I ought to be more careful, but some days it just doesn't happen!
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@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
29 Nov 08
I finally stopped doing that stuffed and feeling uncomfortable afterwards thing. It simply is not worth it and then I have to try to shed the pounds after the holidays. It is like a sin and then repent thing which is kind of a sick psychological condition. Apparently the ancient Romans used to do this with their fiests, they would eat and eat, then the would visit the place they called the "vomitorium" and would come back and eat and eat again.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
29 Nov 08
[b]ack. Iknewthat. I didn't want to remember it just now, though. TMI!!! ACK! Mack...Maggg...ie--ulp Oh, you know....[/b]
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
1 Dec 08
You're quite a history buff..LOL..yup I knew about the vomitorium thing the Romans did..sort of a bulimic thing they were doing
@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
28 Nov 08
I always eat more during the holidays. My excuse is always that it's only once in a while and I usually suspend diets on holidays, especially those that involve family get togethers (which always involve eating). I just can't miss out on all that good food! If I did try to limit myself, I would probably just end up ruining my mood.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
29 Nov 08
[b]Sure it would. And as we all know, stress causes weight gain! There. The Perfect Excuse. Thou art absolved. Now go & eat no more. T-Day is OVER. Well, except for the leftovers...turkey sandwiches, turkey croquettes, turkey salad, turkey soup.... Maggiepie[/b]
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
1 Dec 08
I make that excuse too, that all these special foods we have at holidays is a good one to eat more...
@dloveli (4369)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I am also what I call a "Picker"(of food only).lolI too tend to nibble while cooking. I was very surprised to see that I didnt over eat at the meal. What I did was overeat later. WIth the banana bread, coconut cake. As I was serving desert I was licking the fingers and picking up the piece that fell off the side of the cake. I am sure someone can relate. I must confess that as I am responding to this I am eating banana bread with cream cheese for breakfast. OH NO Here I go again. lol dl
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
LOL--can you send some of that banana bread with cream cheese through the computer? Heehee..
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• United States
28 Nov 08
I definitely eat more on holidays than on regular days. I do not fix the meal any more so I am always lucky enough to get a big plateful of my favorites to take home and stuff myself for the next couple of days.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Ah! Leftovers...definitely a plus..I'll probably have another "thanksgiving" dinner tonight and get stuffed all over again
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Hey pye! That's the funny thing about me too! I haven't been eating alot lately. And when I tried to sit down and eat the big meal I couldn't. I made up this big plate of food and I ended up playing with it! I just couldn't really eat it! I sat there for awhile and I was instantly full. I waited and then I picked up the fork and started to finish the turkey on my plate. But, that's all I could eat. I left the stuffing and the mac and cheese. I just was too stuffed to eat anymore. Now it's 4:30am and I just stole some turkey from the frig! And now Luna decided he likes turkey! Fickle little brat!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
My goodness you're still awake too? So much my promise to myself to go to bed early..watching TV...Well you would think all the treats I gave my kitties tonight they would be sooooo stuffed..Nope..Had to give them some more food (regular cat food) as they looked at me like they were so starved and deprived...yeah, sure....I think I want to come back in my next life as a spoiled pampered kitty...LOL...no worries, no bills to pay..just bask in luxury and eat, sleep all the time...heehee
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• United States
28 Nov 08
We actually didn't have a hueg meal this year so I didn't have the chance to really stuff myself surprisingly. I did eat a small portion of food. I had a piece of pie after that and that's it actually. It's odd thinking about not eating as much food as we normally do.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I normally don't "pig" out that much at holiday meals, but really everything tasted so good thanks to a great chef (me..heehee) that I couldn't help myself.
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
3 Dec 08
Haahaaha - we do it because we get all excited at seeing 'celebration food' - stuff we don't normally have on other ordinary days. For some reason we feel it's necessary to stuff ourselves far beyond our stomach's capacity because we won't be having such a feast again until next year - probably like squirrels stashing away nuts!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
3 Dec 08
well just think..I'll probably stuff myself all over again at Christmas dinner....New Year's Day dinner..LOL
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
3 Dec 08
Yay, knock yourself out, Pye - I'll be doing the same!