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2/16/13 12:20 P

You know, most of the time when I've eaten out, I do NOT weigh myself the next day. I've found that restaurant food is always higher in sodium than I'm used to eating-- I'll come home after a meal out and down a bucket full of water, I'm so thirsty. So sure, there'd be a "gain" on the scale, but it isn't really weight gain at all. It'll go away. No point torturing myself by a weigh in that I know doesn't accurately reflect my weight.

Like others have said, going over on fat for one day is no big deal. It's the trend over time that matters.

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2/16/13 8:44 A

Dietary fat doesn't make a person fat; excess overall calories from any macro are stored as fat if not used. I would be more concerned with the insulin spikes from simple carbs (such as pizza crust).

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2/16/13 3:34 A

Don't worry - it isn't what we do on ONE day that matters - it is what we do over time. If you don't have these things because you might go over ONE time in a blue moon, then you will soon get very bored with the lifestyle and fall off the wagon. This isn't about deprivation - it is about a healthy balance, and going out to eat on occasion is part of that healthy balance!

Just enjoy the memory and start again :-)


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2/16/13 1:14 A

That's not bad. Going over on a macronutrient now and again will not sabotage your efforts.

Now, what will affect you is the sodium in all that.

Next time, (and honestly, are you going to avoid restaurant pizza for the rest of your life? I doubt it. There will be a next time.) plan ahead. Eat better the rest of the day, and plan ahead next time.

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2/16/13 12:16 A

The high end of range for fat is 60 and I was at 77 today. My grandkids wanted pizza for lunch so we went out. I had a huge salad with Italian dressing...not too bad small slice of pizza, and a piece of Italian sausage with fried onion and green pepper (ouch!). I am now so close to having lost 8 pounds, and I'm sure I'll be up again tomorrow.

I have to not go out or really limit myself. I don't think I have what it takes to be successful in restaurants, and then I just have to deal with the results for a couple days.

Oh well, live and learn.

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