Saturday, Sept. 25 - Ate out twice and still like myself

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Yep, planning is definitely the key to weight loss success. I knew I would be out and about all day and would likely have to eat lunch and dinner out so I devised a plan. I ate my usual breakfast, packed some healthy snacks and water, and told myself that I would order something healthy and eat only 1/2 of it. I usually order 2 slices of cheese pizza...this time I only ordered one. I cut it up into several pieces and ate it slowly. I was very satisfied...didn't even miss the extra piece.

We went to a steak house for dinner. Not my favorite steakhouse so I wasn't too concerned about overeating. While perusing the menu, I came across my old favorite diet standby...shish kabobs. In the past, whenever I was watching my weight, I always ordered the shish kabob because it has both meat and veggies. But this time, I heard something saying "Danger, Will Robinson!"....meaning that if I fall back into my old trap of eating something that I consider to be diet just because it is healthy and not something I truly enjoy, then I will feel deprived and will convince myself that I deserve a "treat" later on. So I ordered a veggie plate with a cup of chili, green beans, mixed veggies, and steak fries. It was a small cup of chili but I still only ate 1/2...ate most of the steak fries (were craving them bad), ate 3/4 of the green beans and only 1 carrot out of the mixed veggies....they were basically raw. I left satisfied...both in that I was no longer hungry, but more so in that I was able to choose exactly what I wanted to eat without letting it get out of control. Now, if I just had that much control in the Coach store!


1) Yogurt with cantalope, blackberries, and blueberries
2) 1 slice cheese pizza, water
3) 1/2 c. chili, green beans, steak fries
4) Almonds and raisins
5) Apple with peanut butter
Cucumbers and raisins

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    Thank you, ladies, for the encouragement!
    3852 days ago
  • LIS193
    You did great!
    3853 days ago
  • 2BEATIT1
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    What an awesome blog to encourage others when eating out.
    Planning makes all the difference. I have sure found that the case. I had to smile that you still ate what you craved but you made allowances by your other choices.
    Way to Go! Your emoticon from emoticon
    3853 days ago
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