Eating out

Sunday, April 06, 2008

So, yesterday I did a lot of running around. I decided we'd eat lunch out. And that I would chose something as healthy as I could, but something I actually wanted. Who wants to go out and eat a salad? Well, I do. But if I'm going out, I want something I want. Know what I mean?

So I took the boys and we went to LongHorn Steakhouse. I chose the grilled chicken sandwhich. It's called Armadillo or Amarillo or something like that. It has creamy coleslaw on it and some BBQ sauce and a cheesy jalapeno roll. But still, in my mind, it was a grilled chicken sandwhich! Right? And that choice was better than my regular of french fries and chicken tenders. It was sooo good. So yummy. It totally hit the spot.

Then we came home, I put the baby down for his nap and hit the Gazelle. I did it for 31 minutes. 2.5 miles. According to the gazelle tracker, I burned 301 cals. But according to Spark, I burned 398. Wonder which one it really is? Anyway, I felt great! Then the baby woke up and we all went out to play (which equals me chasing the baby and my oldest is learning how to ride a bike, so I ran and pushed him many times)

Then DH called and he was on his way home from teaching an EMT class. He wanted to go out to eat. So we did. We went to Outback Steakhouse. YUM. And I had a Victoria Fillet. With the vegi's and a house salad. I had one wing that my husband and son Riley Shared and just a few cheese fries that Riley and Austin shared.

So, how did I actually lose one pound when I got on the scale this morning? I thought for SURE that I'd have gained weight.

So maybe the choices I did make, we're better than my norm? Or did the gazelle pay off that much for only 30 minutes?

So, I got eating out, out of my system for yesterday and I'm ready for another week. I don't have any plans to eat out and I will do my best to avoid it. Make it a once a week thing (But not eating out twice in one day again, anytime soon, that was crazy!)

So those are just my thoughts for my blog today.
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    Yay for making smarter choices when eating out! I decided to hit the food court this weekend while I was shopping and opted for the chicken fresca tacos at Taco Bell. I really wanted some nachos and and a burrto, lol - but I controlled myself! Like you - I got my eating out, out of my system and didn't destroy my diet :) Good for us!
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