Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wow...I needed a break from the house and was invited to our local diner for lunch. I jumped at the opportunity to test my restraunt vs. diet knowledge.
I thought I was doing great! I ordered my iced tea, unsweetened of course (which gets you weird looks here in Texas, they really LOVE their sweet tea)!
Then I ordered the chef salad, figuring I would get a great serving of veggies. I did get veggies, but was underwhelmed when the lettuce was nothing but iceberg. (I am getting to where I love spring greens, weeds, so much more)! It did have a great portion of tomatoes, mushrooms and onions, and a few bell peppers (could have had more bell peppers). But they had no low cal dressings, so I chose my favorite down fall, Ranch! I only had three tbsp., but OMGoodness, it made my lunch a diet disaster!!! My "healthy" lunch ended up being 815 calories!! Makes me sick!!! I am so mad at myself, and now I am going to force myself to workout again today (I hate this when I have already showered)!
Also did you all know that when you go to a restraunt they don't care about your health! The turkey and ham are not low fat varieties, people! I could tell by the flavor! I feel violated....lol! They are the lion in sheeps clothing!!! Oh great, I also forgot to add the two crackers that I crumbled up on top, to my lunch calorie total! Just great!
Oh well, it was a learning experience and life goes on...lol!
So I am now boycotting restraunts as much as I can. I would prefer to get the healthy ingredients and make it myself! Although, I did enjoy my time out, away from the house. I will be so glad when my brother gets back on the road tonight! I love him, but it is time for him to get back to work!
Hope you all have a great day!