Saturday, March 01, 2008
So, I had a subway Veggie Delite sandwich for dinner last night. It's eating out, but as far as eating out goes that has to be pretty freaking good. :P So I'm counting myself as being good yesterday.
Today we're going to meet my in-laws for her birthday. We're going to Ted's Montana Grill. I forgot to mention that last Friday we went to Chili's and I partook of an Awesome Blossom -- never had one before so I had to try it. Definitely ate way too much food that night. My meal was not so bad -- a steak, veggies, some mashed potatoes (avoided the gravy). But it was too large in portion and I ate all of it. Then there was the pizza this week. Then Subway last night (although I think that was ok). It's just frustrating because I've been feeling like my DH is causing a spiral out of control, I have to say NO alllll the time, so sometimes I say yes and it doesn't turn out so hot.
I recognized this after Wednesday. Last night I was saying no until he suggested Subway because I KNEW I could be good there and track it accordingly. Ted's Montana Grill has very detailed nutrition information, so I've already pre-selected my meal -- which will be GREAT -- and planned the rest of my day around it.
So far so good! Just had my first food item of the day -- a yogurt.
My sodium is going to be high today, just because that's the one thing it's VERY difficult to lower when eating out. There are just so few options that are low sodium for dining out and I usually do NOT want the one or two items that fit the bill. But I did try and I think it could be a lot worse -- today's going to be about 3200 mg. (I think...) I finally added the sodium tracker to my nutrition tracker. The trick is going to be to make sure all of my favorites have sodium added in them. I know a lot of times previously when entering items I just did cal/fat/carb/protein. Maybe fiber. But I often omitted sodium. So I'll have to go through and make sure those numbers are accurate so I'm not getting any "freebies". I haven't tracked sodium until now, just always kindof looked at things and said -- oh no way I'm eating that, it's way too high in sodium, and ok that's fine it's low enough. But never looked at my totals until now. :) Today's the WRONG DAY to START looking at totals. HAHAHAA
But at least it should get better after today!