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Going Out to Eat

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Going out to eat is proably my biggest problem area with losing weight. I always eat too many calories. I view going out to eat as a "special" occassion and tend to order whatever I want and drink whatever I want. Well, today I am going out to eat with my mom but I have vowed to make some changes in this area. I'm not going to try to do it all at once but in small steps. My first step...starting with today...I am not going to "drink" my calories. I almost always order soda which adds tons of calories especially since you never really know how much you drink with the refills coming endlessly. Ha! From now on, I am going to only drink 0 calorie drinks like water or iced tea w/ sweetener. Since we are going to Friday's I also intend to order from their South Beach/Weight Watchers menu items. I forget which they have there... it may be both. Well, off I go!
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    Thanks for all the encouragement. I accomplished my plan. I ordered ic tea with sweetener....0 calories. I had a lasgna pasta salad... it was served cold. It had noodles, mushrooms, tomatoes in a olive oil type sauce very small amount then they had fried eggplant underneath but I only ate half of it and about half the pasta salad part. My main goal was to focus on not drinking my calories and the meal was a lot less calories then my usual. I skipped dessert.
    4812 days ago
    Here is a tip that might help. Only eat three quarters of what is served. You won't leave the table with that bloated eat to much stuffed feeling either.
    4812 days ago
    Wishing you the best and I know going out to eat can be hard but I also feel that you can over come your weak spots and make then strong if tyou need any help let me know.

    4813 days ago
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    Just wondering how things went for you. I am sure you did well. Some restaurants have nutrition guides that you have to ask for. You may want to look into it.

    4813 days ago
  • TAMMYP123
    Have a great time with your new "guilt-free" strategies!! Life is meant for living---you can do this and have fun too!
    4813 days ago
  • SUNNY89
    Best of luck to you. You will do great with that plan in place.

    4813 days ago
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