Surviving the Junk Food Weekend - SENSIBILITY

Monday, October 06, 2008

Now, let's talk about SENSIBILITY.

I had a junk food weekend. I had my MIL at the house and we did the Craft Fair "thang". How did I survive AND keep my numbers in line? It really wasn't all that hard... with a little SENSIBILITY.

First MIL "just wanted a little burger".. from where? Sonic... So.. instead of the Sonic Cheese Burger with Mayo, I had the Sonic Hamburger with Mustard - 647 vs 481 cal - Save 166 Cal. Next... Instead of that Large Tater Tot - I went for a serving of Lays Chips - 365 vs 150 cal - Save 215 Cal

Savings this meal by going SENSIBLE - 381 cal...

Then it's off to the Craft Fair... Surrounded by all that GLORIOUS Fair type food... elephant ears, funnel cakes, pronto pups, Ahhhh!!!! What is a poor old EX-fatboy to do! First off, I HAD to have SOMETHING. You can't DEPRIVE yourself. If you do you'll end up in a binge. I had to have my Hand turned Home Made Ice Cream. It was like nectar from the Gods... but it was a FULL cup of it... How did I got SENSIBLE here? 2 ways. First I picked Strawberry which usually has less cals then other flavors second I shared it with my DW. 250 vs 125 - Save 125 Cals

Now Dinner - Where to eat... They pick Texas Roadhouse. How did I survive the Red Meat gauntlet of DOOM at the stake house? Easy... I got the grilled Pork Chop. 2 sides... lets go with the Baked Sweet Potato and the Salad with Lite Dressing. Now I ate the salad with lite dressing - 315 vs 70 cal - Save 245 Cal. When the meal came I took and cut both the pork chop and the sweet potato in half and didn't even let them BRING the peppercorn sauce to the table. I'll take that half a chop and half a potato home and freeze it and have it as a Lunch at work this week. Compared to a 6oz strip with a loaded potato - 969 vs 174 - Save 795 Cal - This meal - Save 1040 Cal

Now to be honest here - They made us wait a LONG time and I feel to my carb craving and ate 2 yeast rolls in the 1.5 hours they made us wait so I must add a Plus 360 cals so meal save overall - 680 cals - Still pretty good...

Right here I saved myself 1186 Cals... In just one day...

Now on to Sunday...

Sunday we take the in laws home - They all want BBQ for lunch... Ok... instead of the Jumbo BBQ sandwich we'll go with the regular one - 610 vs 306 - Save 304 cals. Instead of the usual beans and slaw on the side we'll go with the Lays Chips again - 370 vs 150 - Save 220 Cals

Here I had a point of weakness in my weekend and indulged and had a piece of Lemon Ice Box Pie - Marie Calendar So I blew 260 cals here but we're good for the weekend - Again... Don't Deprive yourself. Be Sensible.

Now we get home and DW want's Chinese... Sigh... one more Cal laden meal to work through... and what does DW want? General Tso's and Veggie Fried rice.. When I get THIS diet buster home I cut it into 4 servings and put one of them into the freeze before I even ate (have it for lunch one day this week) so now instead of eating half and order with her... I'm only eating a quarter - 818 (half order) vs 409 (1/4 order) Save - 409 Cals

So this day I saved 675 Cals... even WITH the lemon ice box pie.

Over the weekend I saved a total of 1861 calories that I would have eaten in my old ways - That's more then half a pound of added fat... And have two lunches for work this week on top of that.. Save some money as well as calories.

Everyone. Try to Apply SENSIBLE to every meal you eat. Even when you're in a place where you don't think sensible exists.

Can you do the same? I know you can...
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    Dang! You really know your numbers well! Very impressive....I mean SENSIBLE! LOL My numbers would change more if I MOVED more. :(
    3378 days ago
    Thanks so much for sharing. I've enjoyed reading this and your advice for new members. For me, you've confirmed that I am on track (even when dealing with the challenges that come). Thanks again for the momentum boost! emoticon
    3379 days ago
    reached your blog via email today from Sparks. I LOVE your perspective on this whole journey I must get my head into again. I lost 73 pounds only to regain 36 back in the last three years after a few injuries.
    I am going to save this email and read it over and over again.
    Thanks for reminding me what I lived prior to falling off the wagon...
    3379 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/23/2008 3:50:21 PM
    Wow! What an amazingly positive way to look at things. You're awesome. Thanks for the spark goodie you sent. Needed a little pick me up.
    3389 days ago
    Hi--came across your page and blog here and really enjoyed it! You made me think about my own habits with your experience--and you made me smile.

    Thanks and keep up your hard work!

    3392 days ago
    Well done...
    3394 days ago
    Sensibility huh? I sure have lacked that over the past 6 months. I had started at 231 and got down to 200 and now am back up. Binging......that's what I do best. In your mind you say you will start next Monday and then on the weekend you eat everything in sight because you know your gonna start a new diet on Monday. Then Monday comes and you find a reason not to start. I really appreciate your comments .... you got it right .... Don't deprive be sensible.

    Great job and thanks again.,
    3394 days ago
  • SANDYS2100
    Thanks for all the information.
    3396 days ago
  • KRIS39125
    Thank you for sharing - that is great information and what awesome choices you made. You put it in perspective and quite nicely.

    3396 days ago
    Great job! I am also trying to make better choices every day and limit the times that I am tempted. Some days are easier than others, but by planning ahead I know I have better options!
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    3396 days ago
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