Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Ok, so I know it's only day 3 into getting myself back on the healthy lifestyle track but WOOHOO! My boss took me to lunch today at The Cheesecake Factory. Sounds ominous, doesn't it? NOT FOR SUPERSHARI! When asked what I would like to drink, did I say Coors Light, diet Pepsi, even regular pepsi? NO - iced tea please. Now you may be saying to yourself, she added sugar.... o contrare! No sugar or sweetener for this superstar! "Would you like me to bring you some bread with butter?" asked our server. Last week... this would have started my downfall - today "No Thank You," says SUPERSHARI! Now, I was a first-timer at The Cheesecake Factory. Let me interject here with some of my favorite indulgences; burgers, sandwiches on white rolls slathered in mayo, french fries, pasta and lots of it, pizza, steak; basically, half of the 300 items on this menu. So I choose the Weight Management Spicy Chicken Salad - WHAT???? Yes, really!!! Even the waitress asks me, "are you sure, your first time here and that's what you want to order?" This after I deduce that ordering pasta, no matter how light would be a bad idea, I would overindulge. Ordering a sandwich, no matter how healthy, I would overindulge... so, if I know I'm going to overindulge, why not pick something that will keep me in my calorie range? Also, we're sitting on the patio on a BEAUTIFUL spring California day with the sun on my back and doesn't a salad that I don't have to put together myself with chicken, black beans, peppers, and other AMAZING things in it sound absolutely delicious? So what do I do - I EAT THE WHOLE THING! But guess what, I got a ton of protein, stayed within my calorie range, can still afford a light dinner tonight if I so desire and I feel GREAT!
Good decisions really make you feel wonderful.
Had to write this down!!