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Parties may be hazardous to your diet.....


Monday, November 22, 2010

So I went to a small gathering the other day. I had a small dinner before I went but I suppose it was too small because I was really hungry when I got there. I was pretty good on the food though (at least better than I usually am). I had some chips with avocado dip, one hot wing, and two cupcakes. Now this may seem like a lot but it's a lot better than I usually do at parties. Plus I had only had 800 calories that day so I still had between 500 and 800 calories to go. What really killed me though were the mojitos. I only had two 6 oz drinks but when I logged them in when I got home they reached a total of almost 600 calories. Plus alcohol has 7 calories per gram so it's almost as bad as fat. I decided then that I was giving up alcohol. It just isn't worth sabotaging my diet for something I'm not even that crazy about. I don't much like the taste and those two little cups weren't even enough to get me buzzed. I would hate to see the calories in a long island iced tea. If I'm going to go over my calorie intake once in a while I would much rather it be from something I'm going to enjoy.
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ZLOIE2 11/22/2010 5:11PM

    Yes the drinking will really add to the calories. I just stopped drinking them. I figure I can do without it. Dont really enjoy it once I get it anyway. Sometimes its just a mind game.

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DAPHNE_RUNS 11/22/2010 1:52PM

    Lol!!!! too funny. Yes a little bit of this and a little bit of that in the mojito adds up pretty quickly. I am like you, I would rather waste my 600 calories on something else. I "treat" myself and I pay for it; I like Reese's peanut butter cups. I allow myself to have Reese's peanut butter cups once a month. I stick to it and I enjoy that "treat".

Sounds like you had a good time at the party, and because of your nutritional tracking you are more aware of what foods you put into your body.

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