Saturday, January 10, 2009
Last night was my first night with drinks since I got serious about the weight loss. I think I did mediocre. During the day, I really kept my calories to a minimum (though I did still eat! I had grilled chicken salad for lunch and a lean pocket for brunch), so that I would have as much padding as possible for the drinks. I think that this is really critical for me, and I did a good job on that part at least.
I did a not so great job on eating after the socializing began- hubby wanted pizza for dinner, but I had only 2 slices of it (frozen thin crust, so not that bad, actually less than a full serving). But the real problem (other than the actual drinks themselves) is the food when I get home.
There are two main reasons for this. First, I just eat whatever seems good, without really caring if it's healthy or not. This lead me to snack on some leftover pasta and some Cheerios, instead of something like carrots. Secondly, I don't measure what I'm eating. So I really have no idea how much I ate. I don't think there was that much leftover pasta to begin with, so that couldn't have been more than 1/2 cup I think, so that's not too bad. But when you eat the cheerios right out of the box, who knows what you're eating!
This leads me to my new going out goals- when I get home, only eat at least medium healthy snacks like carrots or even a bowl of cereal with milk, and to try to make sure I am aware of the serving size of what I'm doing. That's why cereal with milk might be a good idea- it's not terribly unhealthy, and the serving size is limited to the bowl!
Anyone else have any good eating-drinking night out tips? (I'm much more likely to limit total nights out than drinks on those nights!)