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1/16/13 6:12 P

Can't do it for a while, I'm on a budget.

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1/16/13 1:16 P

I agree with the PP. I have seen salads at restaurants have more calories than a piece of meat and some veggies. I never use the dressings at restaurants even if i use the WW trick of dipping my fork into the dressing than taking some salad.
For the meat, if you choose, tell them no butter or oil on the meat. They put that on to make it glisten when they bring it out. No extra butter on the veggies either. I don't do potatoes or rice, but a baked potato with no sour cream is probably better and just a little butter.

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1/16/13 12:26 P

It is good to plan ahead, but beware of salads. They may seem healthy, but the portions are huge. And all the "stuff" that is added can add to the calories. I always try to ask for a half salad. I have also learned that a lot of places have dishes that have less calories than a salad and are more balanced. Do not be afraid to order a steak or chicken. Just watch the portions and make smart side choices. It gets easier.

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1/16/13 12:20 P

It sounds like you have made a good choice in planning ahead.

My family wanted McDonald's for dinner last night. We have been awesome about eating at home, so I did agree to run through the drive through. I only had a cheeseburger and 5 french fries. I skipped the pop and stuck to my water. If felt so good to know that although it wasn't the healthiest choice for a meal, it didn't put me over my calories for the day either.

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1/16/13 12:00 P

Good choice! I went to Claim Jumper and they have a calorie menu, so you can see how many calories are in each item. I was shocked!! The worst one was like 2,700!! In one meal!! Yikes!!

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1/16/13 11:19 A

Good idea!! emoticon

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1/16/13 10:45 A

I'm only two days in, and doing well, by the way, but tonight I'm going out for dinner. I've looked at the restaurant's menu online and I think their signature salad will be my best choice. It has greens, almonds, dried cranberries with raspberry vinaigrette dressing. I'm watching my calories for the rest of the day leading up to that so I can have a good day.

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