Didn't kill my diet at Olive Garden.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Last night I went out to Olive Garden on a date with my wife. I wanted to make sure that I didn't overindulge while I was there and rack up the calories but honestly, that's really tough to do!
Because I knew I was going there, I made sure to adjust what I ate the rest of the day.
I had Cheerios and a banana for breakfast.
I had egg whites and cottage cheese for lunch.
I had a granola bar and almonds for my morning and afternoon lunch.
All together I had about 800 calories in my first two meals and my snacks.
That left me with 1400 calories to cover at dinner.
I know I didn't balance out my diet throughout the day, but I figured it was a nice treat and doesn't happen every day so I knew I could splurge.
I ordered water, had 2 breadsticks (300 cal) a small salad (300 cal) and fettuchini alfredo and chicken primavera (750 cal). Not bad!
Planning made this trip not ruin me for the week. I am thankful to sparkpeople for helping to shape my mentality for how to properly get through times when I know I will go beyond where I should in my eating. It makes the splurges not feel as bad!
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    Great job with your planning! I have found that is what saves me sometimes is planning ahead. Thinking about some of this beforehand eliminates some spontaneous and not so good decisions later.
    2533 days ago
    My friends get mad at me when I ask for Nutritional info when we go to a restaurant, but I have goals, and I wanna know what goes into my body. Great Job and Happy Valentines day
    2534 days ago
    emoticon That is total awesome!!! Spark is a wonderful thing. So proud of you!!!!!!

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    2535 days ago
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