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GYMMAN59 SparkPoints: (75,783)
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1/28/13 5:38 P

I do not go there to often,I always drink 2 waters, have the lunch or 1/2 portion of fish,asparagus with out butter and broccli no butter,and usually spilt my salad with my wife.Yes ,I have one biscuit,then get them out of there lol,Sometimes easier said then done,No dessert for me,Good luck everybody.

CATIEBELLE Posts: 7,707
1/27/13 11:35 P

At red lobster I do not even eat the biscuits because I am out of control so I ask whoever I eat with to be them out of my reach.

BOUTTIME24 SparkPoints: (14,756)
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1/27/13 9:37 P

Thanks everyone! I did sorta plan ahead. We spent the day walking around the mall with our kids and my parents and, although I know it's not always a good idea, I skipped lunch. I filled up on water while we were at the mall so I never did get hungry.

My plan at Red Lobster was to have the 30 shrimp special and a Margarita. But then he ordered the lobster pizza, which I had never tried, and ended up eating 2 pieces. Ate my whole salad, very little vinaigrette dressing, and a biscuit. I was only going to eat half the shrimp and bring the rest home, but that went out the window after I got started. I ordered broccoli for my side (not so bad :) and ate it all. And that Margarita was gone before my meal was over.

I just couldn't control myself! We don't go there often either, usually only my Birthday, but I really wanted to try their new shrimp. It worked out, though, because when I got on the scale this morning I hadn't gained or lost any weight.

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 18,124
1/27/13 8:04 P

I have done the double biscuits myself.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,411
1/27/13 6:33 P

I know what you mean. I went there with my parents and my dad ordered the calamari. And it all went downhill from there.

Well it happens. I love that restaurant and their light house menu doesn't look as good as the other items on the menu.

AM_MORRIS87 Posts: 1,665
1/27/13 6:19 P

Let me tell you, there are few people in the world who love Red Lobster as much as I do, lol. I avoid it like the plague, and going there is a true test of willpower. When I go, I spend at least 30 minutes staring at the nutritional information online, trying to decide what to have. I always make sure I get a lower calorie meal so that I can eat 2 biscuits haha. I'm not joking, I could eat at least 10 baskets of that bread, no exaggeration. Anyway, I LOVE their caesar salad, but it's ridiculously high in calories, so I usually ask them if I can get double broccoli on the side, and they are happy to do it. A lot of the meals actually aren't that bad in terms of calories. So I'll get some kind of meal that has a combination of naughty foods and not so naughty foods. Last time I got some kind of broiled combo. It had broiled tilapia, shrimp scampi, and stuffed shrimp. It was pretty good, and I didn't even eat both biscuits that I planned for. (I know, shocked of my life haha.)

Anyway, just plan ahead next time you go. No reason to feel guilty about going out to eat, as long as you plan ahead of time what you want to get and stick with it! If you truly overindulged, you have to move on. What's done is done. You get back on track immediately for your next meal, and don't skip any workouts. Just carry on as normal. :)

TRACYLYNN853 Posts: 490
1/27/13 4:16 P

I don't go there very often. To expensive! But I love it! I went for my birthday, and did really good. I didn't over eat, and I felt really good about myself for that!

SCHEALTHNUTT SparkPoints: (49,055)
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1/27/13 2:10 P

Red Lobster does not have a lot of good choices. I do not go there !!!!!

MLAN613 Posts: 18,446
1/27/13 10:23 A

It happens sometimes. And there is nothing wrong with eating one of their biscuits or maybe even two. They're delicious. And it looks like they offer a lighter menu, too, at least in my area. Honestly, if I don't go to a place regularly, like Red Lobster, I check out their website and try and plan ahead.

TCANNO SparkPoints: (337,598)
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1/27/13 4:57 A

I would not worry too much as long as you did not eat 3500 calories emoticon

This happened to me last November, I eat 1500 calories at one meal. I did feel guilty until I got on the scales, I lost 2 lbs that week. Don't feel guilty just don't do it too often emoticon

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
1/27/13 4:50 A

They cook with a lot of butter too! I love there food though.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (555,466)
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1/27/13 12:05 A

As long as you are aware of what you are doing; you will do better next time.

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,045
1/26/13 10:52 P

Yeah that is why at times it can be difficult to eat out anymore. You did fine. Now it's in the past and just continue with your plan. We eat out maybe once a year now and I am ok with that. Keeps me on track better and for some reason I just feel sick after eating out. Once you stay very clean eating your body has trouble tolerating fatty rich foods anymore.

1/26/13 10:39 P

You live to fight another day! Don't sweat it.

MKMMARTY Posts: 6,563
1/26/13 9:49 P

A cheat meal - it is OK - like others have posted - it is a life style change. If we can not ever go back to the places that we liked to eat at and enjoy the good (bad) foods - unless you really don't want too is not a good motivator for living. Moderation and eating healthy daily is the fact will make our lives happy - besides that you were out with your husband and that is good for the marriage - a good healthy life choice. Think about the good time with your husband - and tomorrow back to the grind again to achieve your long term goals.

SLASALLE SparkPoints: (265,080)
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1/26/13 9:41 P

These things happen to everybody. It's called life. You are human. Go for progress, not perfection. If you've been doing great, so be it. You had a splurge for one meal. Now move on.

Remember, it's not a diet, but a lifestyle change. AND it accommodates an occasional Red Lobster kind of night ...

Next time, if you know you're going out in advance, eat lighter the rest of the day to allow for it. Or exercise a little more that day or the day after.

It's all good ...

KNUCKLES145 Posts: 16,055
1/26/13 9:04 P

you can't change what has happened, you can only change how you react to it :)

one meal over eating isn't what got me to where I am today. shake it off and just don't let it turn more than one meal

ETHELMERZ Posts: 19,266
1/26/13 9:02 P

What happened to you is more normal than someone going out to eat, and just sitting there toying with a dumb salad and ice least it tasted better. Further proof that healthy eating is not as delicious as they try to make it out to be. Now start fresh tomorrow for as long as you can hold out, until the next time you go out.

BOUTTIME24 SparkPoints: (14,756)
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1/26/13 8:58 P

I thought wrong. I thought, "I'll just have shrimp and a drink...", then my hubby order lobster pizza for an apitizer, salad and a side came with my meal, I had my margarita, and I can't resist just ONE cheddar bay biscuit lol! So, now I'm feeling a bit guilty, sluggish, and did I mention Guilty...? I've been doing great and I'm trying to keep that in mind. I'll be able to come back from one evening of over-eating and lounging instead of working out...Right...?!?!
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