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BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
2/2/13 9:08 P

Heh, you know what is funny, I am sitting here actually feeling all Proud as can be, that i made a suggestion that someone found helpful, followed and enjoyed! Thank you for posting your follow up!


(PS yes, I too have seen a smattering of the "find different friends" response here and there on this forum... sigh)

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2/2/13 12:47 P

I ended up getting eggs on toast with fruit. I gave away the bacon (they don't serve canadian bacon at the restaurant I was at, and it was burnt anyway). I ended up a little over my range but that is ok as I was under or just barely over two days as well. So...Im counting it as good. :-)

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2/2/13 4:01 A

you can also go to for their nutritional information on all their food options.

their Chicken & Spinach Salad is good if you tell them no Roma Parmesan Wedges and dressing on the side it then comes in under 400 calories

their Chef Deluxe Salad is also good if you leave of all the cheese products and again have the dressing on the side its under 500 calories

their Honey Mustard Chicken Crunch Salad isn't great, but if you leave off the cheese and have dressing on the side its just over 500 calories

their Side Salad with Croutons is under 200 calories if you leave off the cheese and have dressing on the side.

You can go for Steak and Eggs if you leave off the butter and the pancakes plus hasbrowns and it then comes in under 400 calories

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2/1/13 11:06 P

Ive seen "find different friends" and. "Just don't go" as (unhelpful) answers on numerous threads on this board, as well as in person, particularly in response to situations similar to what I posted about, which is why I said that.

I realize that not everyone will answer that way (obviously, I got great help to my question!) and I know logically that those answers are not the right ones. It is just frustrating when those are the answers you're given--and part of why I come here instead of asking people around me when Ive got questions. :-)

Edited by: MUSCATDBQ at: 2/1/2013 (23:08)
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2/1/13 11:00 P

No one here is going to tell you not to go or get different friends. Sparkpeople is all about living your life, and eating healthily without deprivation... not changing your friends or avoiding certain restaurants!

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2/1/13 10:09 P

That is an awesome idea!!! I just may have to get that regardless. :-) Thanks a ton!

Edited by: MUSCATDBQ at: 2/1/2013 (22:09)
BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
2/1/13 10:04 P

Ok i was playing around with their nutrition calculator, and if you get there and can only have breakfast, try something like this:

2 eggs with canadian bacon, an english muffin (no butter), and the seasonal fruit. This is under 500 calories.,, room to add a bit of jam for the muffin if you like. I would get over-easy eggs and stack them and the ham on the english muffin, and see if they would give me a side of salsa for the top - sort of a "mexican benny" without the cheese and buttery sauce, with fruit on the side instead of calorie-dense greasy hash browns.

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2/1/13 9:13 P

I ate there at least 3 times a week when I was in college. It was a 24 hour place, close to my work and we would always go there after work to talk, drink coffee and eat.

I didn't make healthy choices, but I always did adore their food - their bread bowl salads were amazing!!

I also think they have egg beaters on their menu as well, so you can always fall back on a healthy breakfast selection if eggs and fruit

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2/1/13 8:59 P

Thanks for the ideas! I don't like seafood, but I have written the others down for when the time comes to decide. Im not sure if I'll be able to order them as I don't know if they stop serving their dinner menu at a certain time, though. I called and found out they do serve oatmeal so that will be my fall back plan. In all honesty, none of their food sounds all that good to me. Since about the first week of starting spark, grease and I haven't gotten on. :-)

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2/1/13 8:20 P

do you like seafood?

Get the grilled talapia
fresh broccoli
fresh veggie medley

or the sirloin steak
with the veggie sides

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2/1/13 7:55 P

How about something like beef dip, ask them for no butter... and substitute soup for the fries (pick a non-creamy soup like chicken noodle, NOT broccoli & cheese or "baked potato soup"). That would put you more in the 500-600 cal range, and wouldn't even look too "deliberately diet."

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2/1/13 7:49 P

A friend is moving away and were going to Perkins tonight for one last meal. Problem is, I can't find anything on their menu for under 1000 calories! I also don't know if they serve anything but breakfast at that time of night.

I know they have fruit so maybe I could get fruit and oatmeal? (Do they serve oatmeal??) Does anyone have any other ideas? Id like to keep it at 500 calories or just a little over since I am still eating my other meals today (blood sugar and hunger make that a necessity...I can't wait til midnight for dinner!). 500 would put me right at the top of my range.

Please don't tell me to not go or to get different friends...that advice does no good as I'd rather be fat with friends than skinny with none. Im also not going to try to convince the person moving away to pick somewhere else, as that screams the "world revolves around me" attitude. :-)

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