I am my own saboteur!
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.