The weekend got a little tricky! Amazing how easily one can get knocked off their game! Saturday was Game 4 Nets vs Bulls. It was a nerve-racking game that went into triple overtime. I was glued to the TV for 4 hours and in the 2nd overtime went down to the corner to watch the remainder of the game with friends. We lost. Someone bought me a drink and my evening began.

It wasn’t terrible and I wasn’t hungover the next day, but I didn’t sleep well and felt really guilty about having drunk. That snowballed into skipping my spin class and in the afternoon, when my girlfriends came over, watching re-runs of Sex in the City and ordering in Chinese food. The quick downward spiral that can happen in a snap.

I woke up this morning feeling bloated and sluggish. But I am recommitted and back on track. I’m assuming I’m still feeling really bad in my belly from the Chinese food. I was thinking it might be psychosomatic as my guilt may be literally making me sick to my stomach, but then I got the text from my girlfriend at 3:30 in the morning saying she fainted and woke up on the bathroom floor!! She spent the rest of the night and morning in the ER with food poisoning.

Darned Chinese Food!! Ironic how it’s supposed to be comfort food…but really it can be poison.

Arul Goldman is the Founder and Director of SanaVita.