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Restaurant surprise

Sunday, May 30, 2010

So my wonderful friends decided to take me out for an early birthday dinner last night, and that was so nice of them! Earlier we had planned to go to this relatively healthy restaurant and I had the dinner all planned into my tracker and I was excited.
Last minute, they changed the restaurant-AHHHH! But, I stayed calm. The restaurant wasn't in my food searh, so I tried the best I could-(at a steak house!) I ate a roll, with no butter, a small house salad, and for dinner I ordered bbq chicken, and a plain sweet potato. While having to endure the waiters teasings that I didn't order steak at a steakhouse, or anything on the potato, I thought I did well. This morning I found the nutrion information online....bbq chicken 512 calories!!!! (That was what my entire dinner would've been at the other restaurant!) Who knew someone could pack that many calories into a small piece of chicken with minimal sauce on it!! Anyway, that bad boy turned into a 1300+ calorie dinner.

Like my last post, where I again got taken by surprise over total calories, I guess this is another lesson learned. It was great to go out with friends, so I'll have to really 'behave' all week, but I'm thinking this upcoming birthday is going to cause me some frustration!
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 6/4/2010 5:16PM

    Well at least you tried; sometimes life thwarts our best attempts.

I heard someone from weight watchers say, "That's in the past now. So count it as vegetable and forget it." Ha! I couldn't believe a WW leader said that. But the point is well taken.

If we ONLY ate bad on life's special occasions, we wouldn't be in the mess we're in now. So don't worry about it; it was only once. Look at the stuff that is in your control in the present, and focus there.

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TCICHOWSKI 5/30/2010 10:33AM

    It is difficult to eat out, especially when you're tracking calories. I've been there before when I thought I was making healthy choices only to find out I totally blew it! emoticon The important thing, in my opinion, is that the intention to eat well was there! Mindset is SO important! Best of luck to you this week and in the future! emoticon

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GRRARRGH 5/30/2010 9:43AM

    It's so hard at restaurants. At least now you know. I always try to look up in the nutrition before I go out, too, and it's really difficult when you can't find the info you need.


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REACHBRENDA_2 5/30/2010 9:12AM

    It is so hard to always keep on track. So just work out harder and a little extra.

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