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Monday, June 14, 2010

First day - wanting to make a difference.

I did walk for 45 minutes today using WATP dvd. So far so good. Then after a few errands with hubby this morning, we went out for lunch. he wanted to try this Chicago Eatery place that has sandwiches, deep dish pizza, etc.

So, I have sandwich (thinking I will eat just half) and then some onion rings, and some fries. Now I have just a few calories left for dinner tonight. Why can I not speak up for myself? Why can I not discipline myself here? I don't want to ruin his "fun", especially since we like to try new places. I really just want to be able to go and have just a few bites, and then come home and eat something healthier.
I don't want these outings to turn into fights, but I have to find a way to help myself. He is willing to share, so next time I'm going to insist on sharing something, and if that doesn't work, I'm going to eat a couple of bites, a couple of fries maybe, and package it all up (to take home to the trash).

And also, I'm working on tryin to cook more at home, so I can keep track of the calories better! I like to copycat recipes, so I'm sure I can get a similiar taste without the fat. As least when you calculate the calories in a recipe, you go into eating a meal with better knowledge than when you home andcalculate it and then get sticker shock!

I use Calorie King for my calorie tracker, because it's easier to use, and I already had a paid subscription to it. I find it has a more complete database. I just love all the features on this website - especially the articles. I haven't gotten into reading blogs, but now that I finally decided to start writing one myself, I'm going to do that - hopefully will get inspired and encouraged by what others are doing.
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  • BRANDYCELIZ81
    I too have a problem with my husband wanting to eat out a lot, especially pizza! I do no let him take me to pizza places, almost any other kind of restaurant has healthy choices these days but pizza places are too much of a temptation for me. He doesn't like it but we try to compromise. Don't feel bad about wanting to eat healthy and you shouldn't have to go out to eat only to come home and try to eat something healthy since you didn't eat at the restaurant. There are lots of choices out there so feel free to speak up! emoticon
    3538 days ago
  • GRANDMABABA
    I'm in the same boat. Sometimes I just make unhealthy decisions. The key for me is not letting it get me down for long. My husband and I usually do share at restaurants, especially when we travel. But, once in a while I will have a hamburger and onion rings or pizza or something else that I know isn't good for me. We rarely eat out so it isn't usually too much of a problem. I can get myself into trouble at home, too. I'm trying a no regrets approach this week. I don't know if I am disciplined enough, but would love to end a day with no regrets. emoticon
    3538 days ago
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